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The Resource Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion, Harold Holzer

Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion, Harold Holzer

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Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion
Title
Lincoln and the power of the press
Title remainder
the war for public opinion
Statement of responsibility
Harold Holzer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From his earliest days, Lincoln spoke to the public directly through the press. When war broke out and the nation was tearing itself apart, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation's history, closing down papers that were "disloyal" and even jailing or exiling editors who opposed enlistment or sympathized with secession. The telegraph, the new invention that made instant reporting possible, was moved to the office of Secretary of War Stanton to deny it to unfriendly newsmen. Holzer shows us politicized newspaper editors battling for power, and a masterly president using the press to speak directly to the people and shape the nation
Summary
Lincoln believed that ‘with public sentiment nothing can fail; without it, nothing can succeed.’ Harold Holzer makes a significant contribution to our understanding of Lincoln’s leadership by showing us how deftly he managed his relations with the press of his day to move public opinion forward to preserve the Union and abolish slavery
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Writing style
Award
Mark Lynton History Prize, 2015.
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10376948
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DLC
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Holzer, Harold
Dewey number
973.7/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • Lincoln, Abraham
  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Press and politics
  • Journalists
  • Political science
  • Press and politics
  • Press coverage
  • Relations with journalists
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the war for public opinion
Label
Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion, Harold Holzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 665-697) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The types are in our glory -- Not like any other thunder -- That attractive rainbow -- A position we cannot maintain -- A mean between two extremes -- The prairies are on fire -- The perilous position of the union -- I cannot go into the newspapers -- Lincoln will not talk with anyone -- Wanted: a leader -- No such thing as freedom of the press -- Slavery must go to the wall -- Sitting on a volcano -- No time to read any papers -- Long Abraham a little longer -- Epilogue: We shall not see again the like
Control code
1063257
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 733 pages
Isbn
9781439192719
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439192719
  • (OCoLC)881875908
Label
Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion, Harold Holzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 665-697) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The types are in our glory -- Not like any other thunder -- That attractive rainbow -- A position we cannot maintain -- A mean between two extremes -- The prairies are on fire -- The perilous position of the union -- I cannot go into the newspapers -- Lincoln will not talk with anyone -- Wanted: a leader -- No such thing as freedom of the press -- Slavery must go to the wall -- Sitting on a volcano -- No time to read any papers -- Long Abraham a little longer -- Epilogue: We shall not see again the like
Control code
1063257
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xxix, 733 pages
Isbn
9781439192719
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Lccn
2014021392
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781439192719
  • (OCoLC)881875908

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