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The Resource Scandal & civility : journalism and the birth of American democracy, Marcus Daniel

Scandal & civility : journalism and the birth of American democracy, Marcus Daniel

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Scandal & civility : journalism and the birth of American democracy
Title
Scandal & civility
Title remainder
journalism and the birth of American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Marcus Daniel
Title variation
Scandal and civility
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A new breed of journalists came to the fore in post-revolutionary America--fiercely partisan, highly ideological, and possessed of a bold sense of vocation and purpose as they entered the fray of political debate. Often condemned by latter-day historians and widely seen in their own time as a threat to public and personal civility, these colorful figures emerge in this provocative new book as the era's most important agents of political democracy. Through incisive portraits of the most influential journalists of the 1790s--William Cobbett, Benjamin Franklin Bache, Philip Freneau, Noah Webster, John Fenno, and William Duane--Scandal and Civility moves beyond the usual cast of "revolutionary brothers" and "founding fathers" to offer a fresh perspective on a seemingly familiar story. Marcus Daniel demonstrates how partisan journalists, both Federalist and Democratic-Republican, were instrumental in igniting and expanding vital debates over the character of political leaders, the nature of representative government, and, ultimately, the role of the free press itself. Their rejection of civility and self-restraint--not even icons like George Washington were spared their satirical skewerings--earned these men the label "peddlers of scurrility." Yet, as Daniel shows, by breaking with earlier conceptions of "impartial" journalism, they challenged the elite dominance of political discourse and helped fuel the enormous political creativity of the early republic. Daniel's nuanced and penetrating narrative captures this key period of American history in all its contentious complexity. And in today's climate, when many decry media "excesses" and the relentlessly partisan and personal character of political debate, his book is a timely reminder that discord and difference were essential to the very creation of our political culture
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Daniel, Marcus Leonard
Dewey number
071/.309033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PN4861
LC item number
.D36 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Journalism
  • Press and politics
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper editors
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Journalism
  • Journalism
  • Newspaper editors
  • Press and politics
  • United States
Label
Scandal & civility : journalism and the birth of American democracy, Marcus Daniel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The other founding fathers -- John Fenno and the constitution of a national character -- Philip Freneau and the invention of the Republican party -- Benjamin Franklin Bache and the desacralization of George Washington -- Noah Webster and the demoralization of the body politic -- William Cobbett and the politics of personality -- William Duane and the triumph of infidelity -- Conclusion : the revenge of respectability
Control code
311040193
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 386 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281930880
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611930882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
193088
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)311040193
Label
Scandal & civility : journalism and the birth of American democracy, Marcus Daniel
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-374) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The other founding fathers -- John Fenno and the constitution of a national character -- Philip Freneau and the invention of the Republican party -- Benjamin Franklin Bache and the desacralization of George Washington -- Noah Webster and the demoralization of the body politic -- William Cobbett and the politics of personality -- William Duane and the triumph of infidelity -- Conclusion : the revenge of respectability
Control code
311040193
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 386 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281930880
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786611930882
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
193088
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)311040193

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