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Forgotten firebrand : James Redpath and the making of nineteenth-century America

Author: John R McKivigan
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008.
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"The reformer James Redpath (1833-1898) was a focal figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He befriended John Brown, Samuel Clemens, and Henry George and, toward the end of his life, was a ghostwriter for Jefferson Davis. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women's suffrage, and labor unions. In Forgotten Firebrand, the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKivigan, John R., 1949-
Forgotten firebrand.
Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608510980
Named Person: James Redpath; James Redpath; James Redpath; James / 1833-1891 Redpath; James Redpath
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R McKivigan
ISBN: 9780801446733 0801446732
OCLC Number: 173182740
Description: xvii, 291 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The roving editor --
The crusader of freedom --
Echoes of Harpers Ferry --
Commissioner plenipotentiary for Haiti --
The radical publisher --
Abolitionizing the South --
The Redpath Lyceum Bureau --
Entertainment innovator --
The adopted Irishman --
Jefferson Davis's ghostwriter.
Responsibility: John McKivigan.
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"The reformer James Redpath (1833-1898) was a focal figure in many of the key developments in nineteenth-century American political and cultural life. He befriended John Brown, Samuel Clemens, and Henry George and, toward the end of his life, was a ghostwriter for Jefferson Davis. He advocated for abolition, civil rights, Irish nationalism, women's suffrage, and labor unions. In Forgotten Firebrand, the first full-length biography of this fascinating American, John R. McKivigan portrays the many facets of Redpath's life, including his stint as a reporter for the New York Tribune, his involvement with the Haitian emigration movement, and his time as a Civil War correspondent." "Examining Redpath's varied career enables McKivigan to cast light on the history of journalism, public speaking, and mass entertainment in the United States. Redpath's newspaper writing is credited with popularizing the stenographic interview in the American press, and he can be studied as a prototype for later generations of newspaper writers who blended reportage with participation in reform movements. His influential biography of John Brown justified the use of violent actions in the service of abolitionism." "Redpath was an important figure in the emerging professional entertainment industry in this country. Along with his friend P. T. Barnum, Redpath popularized the figure of the "impresario" in American culture. Redpath's unique combination of interests and talents - for politics, for journalism, for public relations - brought an entrepreneurial spirit to reform that blurred traditional lines between business and social activism and helped forge modern concepts of celebrity."--BOOK JACKET.

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