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Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press
     

Sherman's Other War: The General and the Civil War Press

by John F. Marszalek
 

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Marszalek traces the roots of Sherman’s hostility toward the press and details his attempts to muzzle reporters during the Civil War, culminating in Sherman’s exclusion of all reporters from his famous March to the Sea.

Despite the passage of over a century, the question of press rights in wartime situations is very much today what it was during

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Marszalek traces the roots of Sherman’s hostility toward the press and details his attempts to muzzle reporters during the Civil War, culminating in Sherman’s exclusion of all reporters from his famous March to the Sea.

Despite the passage of over a century, the question of press rights in wartime situations is very much today what it was during the Civil War. Marszalek finds a recurring movement toward repression of the press, with Sherman’s attitudes and practices only one of the most obvious examples. He also finds that press rights during wartime have often been governed by reactions to specific circumstances rather than treated as a constitutional issue.

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Details the anti-press activities of a major American military leader during the Civil War, and contends that neither Sherman nor newspapers and their corespondents developed a consistent constitutional philosophy, because their battle was more a personal conflict rather than a constitutional debate. First published in 1981, this edition comments on the issue of media in time of war during military conflicts of the 1980s and 1990s. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612771984
Publisher:
Kent State University Press
Publication date:
04/10/1995
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
251
File size:
727 KB

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