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 Adams first discusses the fourth estate's treatment of President 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

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This interesting study of the early American press and President Adams first discusses the fourth estate's treatment of President 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...superb endnotes, excellent bibliography, helpful index and clear concise writing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899509983
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/1995
Pages:
223

Meet the Author

Writer and lecturer Walt Brown lives in Hillsdale, New Jersey. He has also written detective novels and appears regularly as a political commentator. He has completed his JFK studies with a 32,000 page "JFK Chronology," available on CD Rom and as a series of ebooks.

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