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Yankee reporters and Southern secrets : journalism, open source intelligence, and the coming of the Civil War

Author: Michael Fuhlhage
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, [2019]
Series: Mediating American history, vol. 16.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book reveals the evidence of secessionist conspiracy that appeared in American newspapers from the end of the 1860 presidential campaign to just before the first major battle of the American Civil War. It tells the story of the Yankee reporters who risked their lives by going undercover in hostile places that became the Confederate States of America. By observing the secession movement and sending reports for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Fuhlhage
ISBN: 9781433151323 1433151324
OCLC Number: 1089275147
Description: xvii, 275 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: news as an intelligence subsidy --
The role of actionable intelligence on the road to Fort Sumter --
Historical context: Buchanan, Lincoln, and the quandary of Southern revolution --
The varieties of information and intelligence during the secession crisis --
OSINT from Secessia : actionable information from Southern and border state newspapers --
An ad hoc secret service : news reporters mobilize in the North --
News reporting as actionable information: how Unionist authorities used information from the press --
Conclusion: news and the roots of intelligence-gathering organizations --
Historiographical essay.
Series Title: Mediating American history, vol. 16.
Responsibility: Michael Fuhlhage.

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