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"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

Jeffrey L. Pasley
Format
Book
Published
Charlottesville ; London : University Press of Virginia, c2001.
Language
English
Series
Jeffersonian America
ISBN
0813920302 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1. Newspaper-Based Political System of the Nineteenth-Century United States 1
  • 2. Printing Trade in Early American Politics 24
  • 3. Two National Gazettes and the Beginnings of Newspaper Politics 48
  • 4. Benjamin Franklin Bache and the Price of Partisanship 79
  • 5. Background and Failure of the Sedition Act 105
  • 6. Charles Holt's Generation: From Commercial Printers to Political Professionals 132
  • 7. Expansion of the Republican Newspaper Network, 1798-1800 153
  • 8. A Presence in the Public Sphere: William Duane and the Triumph of Newspaper Politics 176
  • 9. New Conventional Wisdom: Consolidating and Expanding a Newspaper-Based Political System 196
  • 10. Federalists Strike Back 229
  • 11. Improving on the Sedition Act: Press Freedom and Political Culture after 1800 258
  • 12. "Tyranny of Printers" in Jeffersonian Philadelphia 285
  • 13. Ordinary Editors and Everyday Politics: How the System Worked 320
  • 14. Newspaper Editors and the Reconstruction of Party Politics 348
  • Appendix 1. Charts on the Growth of the American Press 401
  • Appendix 2. Sedition Act and the Expansion of the Republican Press 407.
Description
xviii, [1], 517, [2] p. :bill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p.467-498) and index.
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