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The Resource Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr

Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr

Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Title
Fanatics and fire-eaters
Title remainder
newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Title variation
Newspapers and the coming of the Civil War
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "During the years just before the Civil War, key newspapers in the United States became true mass media for the first time, reaching American society, North and South, as never before. In Fanatics and Fire-eaters, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr., examine how this newly acquired power was used and how it exacerbated festering regional issues - preeminently the issue of slavery - as newspapers described and characterized some of the key events preceding the outbreak of the Civil War."
  • "Using a finely honed analysis of specific events, from the Brooks-Sumner incident to the attack on Fort Sumter, the book provides a thorough and colorful background of the descent into war. Tracing political accounts and diatribes published in northern and southern newspapers from 1856 to the shelling of Fort Sumter in 1861, Ratner and Teeter assert that newspapers, in their desire to be profitable and promote specific agendas, stoked the fires that heated tensions between North and South."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratner, Lorman
Dewey number
973.7/11
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
E459
LC item number
.R3125 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Teeter, Dwight L.
Series statement
History of communication
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • American newspapers
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49760579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780252027871
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002006415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Fanatics and fire-eaters : newspapers and the coming of the Civil War, Lorman A. Ratner and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
49760579
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 138 pages
Isbn
9780252027871
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002006415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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