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The printer's kiss : the life and letters of a Civil War newspaperman and his family

Author: Patricia A Donohoe; Will Tomlinson
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2014]
Series: Civil War in the North.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children in the treacherous borderlands around that "abolitionist hellhole," Ripley, Ohio. The Printer's Kiss includes many of Tomlinson's columns that appeared in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Will Tomlinson; Will Tomlinson; Eliza Wylie Tomlinson; William Byers Tomlinson; Sarah Isabella Tomlinson; Eliza Wylie Tomlinson; Sarah Isabella Tomlinson; Will Tomlinson; William Byers Tomlinson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Donohoe; Will Tomlinson
ISBN: 9781606352168 1606352164
OCLC Number: 864501528
Description: xxvii, 300 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Cast of historical characters --
Tomlinson's origins --
Eliza's heritage --
Bringing forth --
Looking for relief --
Together and apart --
Collision courses --
Volunteer frenzy --
Rushed waiting --
Into the hills --
Curse this idleness! --
Mustering men and courage --
Mountain desperadoes --
Disarmed --
Hatching new hope --
Attacks from within and without --
This sea of passion --
Nursing the wounded --
Close to home --
Partisan fever --
Freedom's casket --
Epilogue: The journey of the letters --
Appendix: List of newspapers edited and published by Will Tomlinson.
Series Title: Civil War in the North.
Responsibility: edited by Patricia A. Donohoe.

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In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children in the treacherous borderlands around that "abolitionist hellhole," Ripley, Ohio. The Printer's Kiss includes many of Tomlinson's columns that appeared in the Ripley Bee and excerpts from a short story in the Columbian Magazine. It features his letters to his family and a remarkable number of letters from Eliza and the children to Tomlinson while he was away during the Civil War, serving variously as quartermaster sergeant for the Fifth Ohio, as captain of a company of counterinsurgents in West Virginia, as an independent scout and spy in Kentucky, as a nurse on a hospital boat, and as a compositor for the Cincinnati Gazette. During his career, Tomlinson published ten newspapers in Ohio and one in Iowa, where he lived from 1854 to 1860. Described by his contemporaries as brilliant and erratic, coarse and literary, Tomlinson left a trail of ink covering topics ranging from antislavery sentiment to spiritualist fervor and partisan politics. His personal writings reveal the man behind the press, disappointed by his weakness for alcohol and by Eliza's refusal to condone his plan to raise a Negro company. His eloquent descriptions ache with the discomfort of standing fourteen hours at a compositor's table, shooting cattle to feed soldiers, and having to defend himself against accusations of adultery. Eliza's letters pulse with the fears of a Union family on the lookout for slave hunters, Morgan's Raiders, and bad news from the battlefield. Like her husband, she freely condemns inept politicians and southern rebels. She also questions her husband's military competence, but she usually writes about domestic matters--the children, friends, and finances. The intimate details in these letters will engage readers with suspenseful accounts of survival in the borderlands during the Civil War, camp life, and guerrilla warfare and commentary on political and military events, journalism in the mid-1800s, and the roles of women and children. Most importantly, readers will be exposed to the story of how one articulate and loyal Union family refused to give up hope when faced with tragic disruption. -- Book jacket flaps.

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