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John Adams and the American Press: Politics and Journalism at the Birth of the Republic
     

John Adams and the American Press: Politics and Journalism at the Birth of the Republic

by Walt Brown
 

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This interesting study of the early American press and President John Adams first discusses the fourth estate’s treatment of President George Washington. The newspapers of the day, alien in both form and content to today’s publications, are also covered. The confrontational relationship between Adams and editors is examined, focusing on the

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This interesting study of the early American press and President John Adams first discusses the fourth estate’s treatment of President George Washington. The newspapers of the day, alien in both form and content to today’s publications, are also covered. The confrontational relationship between Adams and editors is examined, focusing on the President’s personality, the “honeymoon” at the beginning of his administration, the increasing politicization of editorial scrutiny, and the role of the press in Adams’ close electoral defeat by Thomas Jefferson. Using Adams’ voluminous correspondence, an analysis of his own views of press coverage concludes the work.

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“Fills a long-standing void...valuable”—Choice.
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fills a long-standing void...superb endnotes, excellent bibliography, helpful index and clear concise writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786493531
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Writer and lecturer Walt Brown lives in Hillsdale, New Jersey. He has also written detective novels, a series of ebooks on John F. Kennedy and appears regularly as a political commentator.

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