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The Tyranny of Printers: Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic (Jeffersonian America)

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Publisher Comments:

Although frequently attacked for their partisanship and unduepolitical influence, the American media of today are objective and relativelyineffectual compared to their counterparts of two hundred years ago. From the lateeighteenth to the late nineteenth century, newspapers were the republic's centralpolitical institutions, working components of the party system rather thancommentators on it.

The Tyranny of Printersnarrates the rise of this newspaper-based politics, in whicheditors became the chief party spokesmen and newspaper offices often served as localparty headquarters. Beginning when Thomas Jefferson enlisted a Philadelphia editorto carry out his battle with Alexander Hamilton for the soul of the new republic(and got caught trying to cover it up), the centrality of newspapers in politicallife gained momentum after Jefferson's victory in 1800, which was widely credited toa superior network of papers. Jeffrey L. Pasley tells the rich story of thispolitical culture and its culmination in Jacksonian democracy, enlivening hisnarrative with accounts of the colorful but often tragic careers of individualeditors.

Book News Annotation:

From the beginning of the American republic until the 1920s, says Pasley (history, U. of Missouri-Columbia), newspapers were part of the political party machinery. He examines how that came to be, and impact on both politics and journalism. The 2001 edition was cloth bound. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The most comprehensive and important work on the partisan printer-editors of the early republic.... I]t is the first work students and general readers should consult on the subject. --Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813921778
Author:
Pasley, Jeffrey L.
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Subject:
Mass Media - Newspapers
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Media Studies - Print Media
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Series:
Jeffersonian America
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9.36x6.06x1.13 in. 1.63 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The most comprehensive and important work on the partisan printer-editors of the early republic.... I]t is the first work students and general readers should consult on the subject. --Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
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