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Holzer, Harold.

Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion / Harold Holzer.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2014.

First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
 2nd FL Humanities Library Books E457.2 .H755 2014  Available
Collationxxix, 733 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliog.Includes bibliographical references (pages 665-697) and index.
ContentsThe 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.
SummaryFrom 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.
NoteGift of Dr. Gary Jason
SubjectLincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Relations with journalists.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 fast (OCoLC)fst00030184
American Civil War (1861-1865) fast (OCoLC)fst01351658
Press and politics -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Journalists fast (OCoLC)fst00984188
Politics and government fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
Press and politics fast (OCoLC)fst01075866
Press coverage fast (OCoLC)fst01198921
Relations with journalists fast (OCoLC)fst01354360
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Journalists.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Press coverage.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States fast (OCoLC)fst01204155
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