||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).|
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Owned and operated by Duff Green from 1825 as political organ for the Jackson-Calhoun coalition that was seeking the presidency, with stronger ties to Calhoun I believe, then as was undoubtably true later. Printer for Congress from 1829-33. From around 1831, as rancor grew between Jackson and Calhoun, the Telegraph became a vehement pro-Calhoun and anti-Jackson paper. This lost it, in time, the business of Congress, some time after the Washington Globe became the new Jackson party organ.
Prior to Green's ownership, it had been called the Washington Gazette.
Helped foment the Utica riots of 1835 against the antislavery convention being held in Utica.
Copyright 1998 by Hal Morris, Secaucus, NJ
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