The Antebellum Era : Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time)

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The Antebellum Era : Primary Documents on Events from 1820 to 1860 (Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time)

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 423 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780313320798
  • DDC分類 973.5

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Firsthand accounts offer students, scholars, or anyone interested in the pivotal period preceding the Civil War a look at how America's press covered important national issues and events of the day, from the passage of the Missouri Compromise through John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry. Using editorials, letters, essays, and news reports that appeared throughout the country, Copeland reveals how editors, politicians, and other Americans used the press to influence opinion. These are the primary documents that displayed the pulse of the nation.Issues such as abolition, education, and women's rights are discussed along with important events such as the nullification crisis of 1832, the Mexican War, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Each of the 29 chapters introduces an event or issue and includes news articles that represented various American opinions. These introductory essays and primary-source documents illustrate how newspapers and magazines presented matters of great national import, in an age when the opinions of the press frequently in influenced broad American sentiment and action.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword<BR>
Acknowledgements<BR>
Introduction: Newspapers and Antebellum
America<BR>
The Missouri Compromise<BR>
The Back-to-Africa Movement<BR>
The Monroe Doctrine<BR>
The Elections of 1824 and 1828<BR>
The Massachusetts Public School Act,
1827<BR>
The South Carolina Tariff Conflict,
1828<BR>
The Indian Removal Act, 1830<BR>
William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolitionist
Movement, 1831<BR>
Nat Turner and Slave Rebellions, 1831<BR>
The Nullification Act, 1832<BR>
The Battle of the Bank of the United States,
1832<BR>
The Penny Press and the Moral War,
1833<BR>
The Alamo and Texas Annexation, 1836<BR>
The Trail of Tears, 1838<BR>
The Amistad and Cinque, 1839<BR>
The Dorr Rebellion, 1842<BR>
Joseph Smith and the Mormons, 1844<BR>
Manifest Destiny, 1845<BR>
The Mexican War, 1846<BR>
The Wilmot Proviso, 1846<BR>
Seneca Falls and Women's Rights, 1848<BR>
The California Gold Rush, 1848<BR>
The Compromise of 1850 and the Fugitive Slave
Act, 1850<BR>
Uncle Tom's Cabin, 1852<BR>
The Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854<BR>
The Caning of Charles Sumner, 1856<BR>
The Dred Scott Decision, 1857<BR>
The Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858<BR>
John Brown's Raid, 1859<BR>
Chronology of Events<BR>
Selected Bibliography<BR>
Index