The Resource "The tyranny of printers" : newspaper politics in the early American republic, Jeffrey L. Pasley

"The tyranny of printers" : newspaper politics in the early American republic, Jeffrey L. Pasley

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"The tyranny of printers" : newspaper politics in the early American republic
Title
"The tyranny of printers"
Title remainder
newspaper politics in the early American republic
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey L. Pasley
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although frequently attacked for their partisanship and undue political influence, the American media of today are objective and relatively ineffectual compared to their counterparts of two hundred years ago. From the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth century, newspapers were the republic's central political institutions, working components of the party system rather than commentators on it. The Tyranny of Printers narrates the rise of this newspaper-based politics, in which editors became the chief party spokesmen and newspaper offices often served as local party headquarters. Beginning when Thomas Jefferson enlisted a Philadelphia editor to 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 political life gained momentum after Jefferson's victory in 1800, which was widely credited to a superior network of papers. Jeffrey L. Pasley tells the rich story of this political culture and its culmination in Jacksonian democracy, enlivening his narrative with accounts of the colorful but often tragic careers of individual editors
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Cataloging source
EQO
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1964-
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Pasley, Jeffrey L.
Dewey number
071.309033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4861
LC item number
.P37 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jeffersonian America
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  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Press and politics
  • Journalisme
  • Journalisme
  • Presse et politique
  • Presse et politique
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • United States
  • Geschichte
  • Journalismus
  • Politik
  • Presse
  • USA
Label
"The tyranny of printers" : newspaper politics in the early American republic, Jeffrey L. Pasley
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Publication
Note
Originally published in hardback 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-498) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The newspaper-based political system of the nineteenth-century United States -- The printing trade in early American politics -- The two national Gazettes and the beginnings of newspaper politics -- Benjamin Franklin Bache and the price of partisanship -- The background and failure of the sedition Act -- Charles Holt's generation: from commercial printers to political professionals -- The expansion of the Republican newspaper network, 1798-1800 -- A presence in the public sphere: William Duane and the triumph of newspaper politics -- The new conventional wisdom: consolidating and expanding a newspaper-based political system -- The federalists strike back -- Improving on the Sedition Act: press freedom and political culture after 1800 -- The "tyranny of printers" in Jeffersonian Philadelphia -- Ordinary editors and everyday politics: how the system worked -- Newspaper editors and the reconstruction of party politics
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 517 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimile)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036888560
Label
"The tyranny of printers" : newspaper politics in the early American republic, Jeffrey L. Pasley
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardback 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 467-498) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The newspaper-based political system of the nineteenth-century United States -- The printing trade in early American politics -- The two national Gazettes and the beginnings of newspaper politics -- Benjamin Franklin Bache and the price of partisanship -- The background and failure of the sedition Act -- Charles Holt's generation: from commercial printers to political professionals -- The expansion of the Republican newspaper network, 1798-1800 -- A presence in the public sphere: William Duane and the triumph of newspaper politics -- The new conventional wisdom: consolidating and expanding a newspaper-based political system -- The federalists strike back -- Improving on the Sedition Act: press freedom and political culture after 1800 -- The "tyranny of printers" in Jeffersonian Philadelphia -- Ordinary editors and everyday politics: how the system worked -- Newspaper editors and the reconstruction of party politics
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 517 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimile)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036888560

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