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Horace Greeley: Champion of American Freedom

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From his arrival in New York City in 1831 as a young printer from New Hampshire to his death in 1872 after losing the presidential election to General Ulysses S. Grant, Horace Greeley (b. 1811) was a quintessential New Yorker. He thrived on the city's ceaseless energy, with his New York Tribune at the forefront of a national revolution in reporting and transmitting news. G ...more
Hardcover, 413 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by New York University Press
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...Both McClellan and Lincoln pleaded with the press to keep secret the information they received about troop movements. The reporters, in turn, were generally ignorant about all matters of military strategy and tactics. Like their papers, they were actively partisan in their politics. Using the heroic language of chivalry, they often produced ignorant and outmoded dispatches. They therefore came to depend on official news briefings provided by the War Department.

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