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Author Burns, Eric.

Title Infamous scribblers : the founding fathers and the rowdy beginnings of American journalism / Eric Burns.

Imprint New York : Public Affairs, c2006.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    071.3 BUR    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 467 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-449) and index.
Contents I: The role of authority -- The end of the beginning -- Publishing by authority -- Defying authority -- The sounds of silence dogood -- Science, sex, and super crown soap -- The end of authority -- II: The approach of war -- Severing the snake -- "The Weekly dung barge" -- The Tory dung barge -- The shot spread 'cross the page -- Uncommon prose -- A sword of a different kind -- III: The tumult of peace -- The passionate decade -- The not-so-unlikely target -- The Gazette ... -- ...versus the Gazette -- Dark whispers on the page -- "The arising vapour" -- Cobbett's quills -- Sedition -- Master and mistress -- Post-script -- Renewed subscriptions.
Subject Journalism -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
American newspapers -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 158648334X : $27.50
9781586483340 : $27.50

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