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Paperback

Published: 07 October 2010

400 Pages | 20 halftone illustrations

235x156mm

ISBN: 9780199764815


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Scandal and Civility

Journalism and the Birth of American Democracy

Marcus Daniel

  • AHA, OAH, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, American Political Science Association, American Journalism Historians Association, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing, American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, North American Conference on British Studies
  • "To get some perspective . . . one need go no further than Scandal and Civility, Marcus Daniel's detailed study of the American press in the 1790s. . . . A timely reminder of just how vital a thriving news culture is to the well-being of our democracy."-Jay Winik, The Wall Street Journal
  • "Daniel ends this superb and timely book with a reminder that America's great and durable institutions -freedom of the press among them-arose not out of the calm meditations of the Founders, but in the heat of acute political crises."-Patrick Allitt, The American Conservative
  • "Without partisan and even scurrilous printers pushing the limits of a free press in the seventeen-nineties, Marcus Daniel argues, the legitimacy of a loyal opposition never would have been established and the new nation, with its vigorous and democratizing political culture, might never have found its feet."-Jill Lepore, The New Yorker
  • "In this spirited and well-written book, Daniel offers a new context for understanding the newspaper wars of the 1790s."-Gordon S. Wood, author of Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
  • "More than any other book, this one shows how the leading journalists of the 1790s were important public figures. Their ideas as well as their doings mattered. Evenhanded, lively, probing—a thoughtful book about thoughtful people who had a tremendous impact on the birth of American politics."—David Waldstreicher, author of Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution
  • "Scandal & Civility takes us back to the journalistic frenzy and scurrility that accompanied the rise of democratic politics in the infant American republic. It is a superb performance, one that challenges many long-established scholarly conventions while recreating the worlds (and the wars) of words that produced the likes of William Cobbett, William Duane, and the other slashing editorial combatants of the 1790s."-Sean Wilentz, author of The Rise of American Democracy: From Jefferson to Lincoln
  • "More than any other book, this one shows how the leading journalists of the 1790s were important public figures. Their ideas as well as their doings mattered. Evenhanded, lively, probing—a thoughtful book about thoughtful people who had a tremendous impact on the birth of American politics."-David Waldstreicher, author of Runaway America: Benjamin Franklin, Slavery, and the American Revolution
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