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Infamous scribblers : the founding fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism

Author: Eric Burns
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs ; London : Perseus Running [distributor], 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Infamous Scribblers is a perceptive and witty exploration of the most volatile period in the history of the American press. News correspondent and renonwned media historian Eric Burns tells of Ben Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Sam Adams—the leading journalists among the Founding Fathers; of George Washington and John Adams, the leading disdainers of journalists; and Thomas Jefferson, the leading manipulator of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Burns
ISBN: 9781586484286 1586484281
OCLC Number: 77257578
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: pages cm
Contents: Introduction: Inappropriate Behavior --
Part I. The Role of Authority --
1. The End of the Beginning --
2. Publishing by Authority --
3. Defying Authority --
4. The Sounds of Silence Dogood --
5. Science, Sex, and Super Crown Soap --
6. The End of Authority --
Part II. The Approach of War --
7. Severing the Snake --
8. The Weekly Dung Barge" --
9. The Tory Dung Barge --
10. The Shot Spread 'Cross the Page --
11. Uncommon Prose --
12. A Sword of a Different Kind --
Part III. The Tumult of Peace --
13. The Passionate Decade --
14. The Not-So-Unlikely Target --
15. The Gazette ... --
16. ... versus the Gazette --
17. Dark Whispers on the Page --
18. "The Arising Vapour" --
19. Cobbett's Quills --
20. Sedition --
21. Master and Mistress --
22. Post-Script --
Epilogue: Renewed Subscriptions.
Responsibility: Eric Burns.

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This lively, fascinating account of the surprisingly raucous journalism of the Revolutionary era--and how it helped to build a nation that has endured--offers new perspective on today's media  Read more...

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