The Tyranny of Printers: The Rise of Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

The Tyranny of Printers: The Rise of Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

by Jeffrey L. Pasley
     
 

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Jeffrey L. Pasley, a former staff writer for the New Republic, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia. See more details below

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About the Author

Jeffrey L. Pasley, a former staff writer for the New Republic, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Robert A. Gross
"By far the best book I've seen on the role of newspapers in the making of democracy in America from the Revolution to the age of Jackson. Pasley brings to life a host of obscure but fascinating figures--the party 'hacks' through whose labors Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe ousted the Federalists from power and set America on a democratic course. Pasley sets forward their efforts in engaging narrative, rich in vignettes of leading editors, full of lively anecdotes, ever attentive to the larger implications of the story."
College of William and Mary
Thomas C. Leonard
"The Tyranny of Printers will be the book every serious person will consult before they generalize about journalists in the age of Jefferson."
University of California, Berkeley
Washington Post Book World
"Provocative account of the central role of newspapers in . . . the American republic through the late 19th century."
July 15, 2001
Booknews
A former reporter for , Pasley (history, U. of Missouri-Columbia) explores how and by whom the merger between the news media and US political parties was forged in the late 18th century. He says that partnership dominated politics in the country until the 1920 election, when it ended permanently. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813920306
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
06/01/1901
Series:
Jeffersonian America Series
Pages:
517
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.59(h) x 1.40(d)

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