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A history of the National intelligencer,

Author: William E Ames
Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1972]
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"This biography of a newspaper is written to help fill the wide gap in historical information for the period when Washington, D.C., was the journalistic capital of the United States and government patronage was the financial base. It is an attempt to show that political journalism, rather than being the dark ages of the American newspaper, offered a higher quality information and interpretation of American society  Read more...
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Ames, William E.
History of the National intelligencer.
Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1972]
(OCoLC)573848740
Named Person: Joseph Gales, Jr.; William Winston Seaton; Samuel Harrison Smith; Joseph Gales; William Winston Seaton; Samuel Harrison Smith; Gales, Joseph <1786-1860>; Seaton, William Winston <1785-1866>; Smith, Samuel Harrison <1772-1845>
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Ames
ISBN: 0807811785 9780807811788
OCLC Number: 278940
Description: xi, 376 pages 24 cm
Contents: Washington beckons --
Early success --
A defense of domestic policy --
The Intelligencer changes owners --
From Sheffield to Washington City --
The War of 1812 --
The era of good feeling --
The loss of executive patronage --
A period of transition --
Watchful waiting --
The bank war begins --
The bank's demise --
The Whig triumph --
A hollow victory --
A war against manifest destiny --
Defeat in compromise --
Loss of a political voice --
The passing of the Intelligencer.
Responsibility: by William E. Ames.

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"This biography of a newspaper is written to help fill the wide gap in historical information for the period when Washington, D.C., was the journalistic capital of the United States and government patronage was the financial base. It is an attempt to show that political journalism, rather than being the dark ages of the American newspaper, offered a higher quality information and interpretation of American society than at any other time in American history"--Preface.

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