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Author Burnett, Lonnie A. (Lonnie Alexander), 1958-

Title The pen makes a good sword : John Forsyth of the Mobile register / Lonnie A. Burnett.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2006]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 239 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-227) and index.
Contents The great son of a noble sire -- What rare times we new opposition editors will have -- We are in a fit of disquiet -- Cannot we pause a moment to think of our country? -- Sacrificed on the altar of duty -- The "disturber" of the democracy -- The cause of the union was lost -- The zenith of today is the nadir of tomorrow -- Conclusion: We never doubted where John Forsyth stood.
Summary "The most important Democratic editor of the South."--New York Times, 1877 This book is a biography of Alabama native John Forsyth Jr. and documents his career as a southern newspaper editor during the antebellum, Civil War, and Reconstruction periods. From 1837 to 1877 Forsyth wrote about many of the most important events of the 19th century. He used his various positions as an editor, Civil War field correspondent, and Reconstruction critic at the MobileRegister to advocate on behalf of both the South and the Democratic Party.
Note Print version record.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Forsyth, John, 1812-1877.
Daily register (Mobile, Ala.)
Forsyth, John, 1812-1877. (OCoLC)fst00264009
Newspaper editors -- United States -- Biography.
Journalism -- Political aspects -- Alabama -- Mobile -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
Forsyth, John.
Journalism -- Political aspects. (OCoLC)fst00984078
Newspaper editors. (OCoLC)fst01037053
Political science. (OCoLC)fst01069781
Alabama -- Mobile. (OCoLC)fst01206367
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800 - 1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Burnett, Lonnie A. (Lonnie Alexander), 1958- Pen makes a good sword. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2006 (DLC) 2006007284 (OCoLC)64486961
ISBN 9780817381745 (electronic bk.)
0817381740 (electronic bk.)
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