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The Resource Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr

Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr

Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Title
Fanatics and fire-eaters
Title remainder
newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "During the years just before the Civil War, key newspapers in the United States became true mass media for the first time, reaching American society, North and South, as never before. In Fanatics and Fire-eaters, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr., examine how this newly acquired power was used and how it exacerbated festering regional issues - preeminently the issue of slavery - as newspapers described and characterized some of the key events preceding the outbreak of the Civil War."
  • "Using a finely honed analysis of specific events, from the Brooks-Sumner incident to the attack on Fort Sumter, the book provides a thorough and colorful background of the descent into war. Tracing political accounts and diatribes published in northern and southern newspapers from 1856 to the shelling of Fort Sumter in 1861, Ratner and Teeter assert that newspapers, in their desire to be profitable and promote specific agendas, stoked the fires that heated tensions between North and South."--Jacket
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratner, Lorman
Dewey number
973.7/11
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.R3125 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teeter, Dwight L.
Series statement
The history of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • American newspapers
  • United States
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse burgeroorlog
  • Berichtgeving
  • Nieuwsbladen
  • Politieke situatie
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
  • Presse
  • American newspapers
  • Journalism
  • Politics and government
  • Press and politics
  • Social conditions
  • War
  • United States
  • Presse
  • Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 emergence of a democratic press -- Impeding civilization: the Brooks-Sumner incident -- The Dred Scott decision and a society of laws -- Kansas and the Lecompton constitution: does the majority rule? -- John Brown's raid: violence in a republican society -- Lincoln's election: could a republican lead the republic? -- Firing on Fort Sumter: a republic at war with itself -- Conclusion: the shattered republic
Control code
ocm49760579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780252072215
Lccn
2002006415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49760579
  • (OCoLC)49760579
Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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 emergence of a democratic press -- Impeding civilization: the Brooks-Sumner incident -- The Dred Scott decision and a society of laws -- Kansas and the Lecompton constitution: does the majority rule? -- John Brown's raid: violence in a republican society -- Lincoln's election: could a republican lead the republic? -- Firing on Fort Sumter: a republic at war with itself -- Conclusion: the shattered republic
Control code
ocm49760579
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780252072215
Lccn
2002006415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o49760579
  • (OCoLC)49760579

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