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Edited by Thomas Hart Benton (for political reasons presumably, as he was a successful lawyer), from 1818 until sometime after he had launched his long Senatorial career, in 1820.
Purchased in 1824 by Duff Green, who used it to boost Andrew Jackson briefly before he came to Washington and purchased the United States Telegraph.
Published in Springfield, IL beginning, probably in the late 1820s. Favored internal improvements, and became a Whig paper. Named for the Sangamon River, also called the Sangamo (see Basler, Works of Lincoln, vol 1, p6) Lincoln often wrote for it.
Philadelphia based. Edited by Henry Peterson from 1846-74
See American Journal of Science and Arts.
Started 1828 by John D. Legare.
"Most famous" southern magazine of the period. Published 1834-64; edited by Edgar Allen Poe from 1835-37 which gave it its "chief claim to fame".
(Source: Mott, American Journalism, p320)
Edited from 1817-45, and owned from '23 onwards, by Jacob Cardoza, a free trade spokesman (though he opposed Nullification).
Hammond's first editorial said: "We are republicans, and of the old Jeffersonian school. We are friends to the Union, and deprecate the necessity of making such an avowal. We are opposed to internal improvements. We are opposed to the Tariff in every shape, and upon every ground. We are opposed to all latitudinarian constructions of written compacts. We support the constitution of '89. We support the Union of our fathers. ... [an] awful crisis is approaching; and our blood runs cold with apprehension ... we are with the South. Heart and hand, soul and body, we are with the South.
(Source: Faust, Hammond, p44)
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