||Daniel Walker Howe is a fine
and historian of ideas.
From the end of the War of 1812 through the first railroads and telegraphs, the Mexican-American War which shifted America's center of gravity to the slaveowning south. Meanwhile, evangelism, temperance (anti-alcohol) and anti-slavery movements stirred up the country.
|If you haven't read it yet, maybe now is a good time, and guess what, it's a best-seller which means Amazon is discounting it big. Accept no substitutes (esp. from anybody named Beck).|
Part of the Tales of the Early Republic Web Project
Begun by Samuel Relf; later taken over by Willis Gaylord Clark, who married Relf's niece, Anne Poyntell Caldcleugh. Started out as Jacksonian, but was a Whig paper under Clark.
Source: DAB on Clark.
First issued in 1804 with the encouragement of Thomas Jefferson; edited by Thomas Ritchie. (Source: DAB and Mott, American Journalism, p189, 257)
Founded in 1824 by John H. Pleasants. One bitter quarrel with the Richmond Whig got so out of hand that Thomas Ritchie Jr., fought a duel with, and killed, the rival editor, John H. Pleasants.(Source: DAB and Mott, American Journalism, p189, 257)
Gave young Thurlow Weed a job in 1821. He continued there until 1827, becoming a co-owner. Then he decided to establish an anti-Masonic newspaper, which would be called the Anti-Masonic Enquirer.
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ
RETURN TO 'Tales of the Early Republic' HOME PAGE