The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time) FIRST EDITION

By: Copeland, David A.

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Firsthand accounts offer students, scholars, or anyone interested in the pivotal period preceding the Civil War a look at how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day, from the passage of the Missouri Compromise through John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Using editorials, letters, essays, and news reports that appeared throughout the country, Copeland reveals how editors, politicians, and other Americans used the press to influence opinion. These are the primary documents that displayed the pulse of the nation.

Issues such as abolition, education, and women's rights are discussed along with important events such as the nullification crisis of 1832, the Mexican War, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Each of the 29 chapters introduces an event or issue and includes news articles that represented various American opinions. These introductory essays and primary-source documents illustrate how newspapers and magazines presented matters of great national import, in an age when the opinions of the press frequently in influenced broad American sentiment and action.

Title: The Antebellum Era: Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time) FIRST EDITION

Author Name: Copeland, David A.

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: US History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Westport, CT and London, Greenwood Press: 2003

ISBN Number: 0313320799

ISBN Number 13: 9780313320798

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 027071

Description: A look at how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day preceding the Civil War. Illustrated cloth. No writing in the book. Illustrated. xiii, 421pp., index. Nice copy. Full refund if not satisfied.