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Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis
Kentucky's Rebel Press: Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

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Manufacturer: University Press of Kentucky
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author(s): Berry Craig

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Product Description:
Binding: Hardcover
EAN: 9780813174594
ISBN: 0813174597
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: University Press of Kentucky
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: University Press of Kentucky
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 244
Publication Date: 2017-11-27
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Studio: University Press of Kentucky
Editorial Review:
Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skillful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky. Union and Confederate sympathizers were scattered throughout the border slave state, and in 1860, at least twenty-eight of the commonwealth's approximately sixty newspapers were pro-Confederate, making the secessionist cause seem stronger in Kentucky than it was in reality. In addition, the impact of these "rebel presses" reached beyond the region to readers throughout the nation.

In this compelling and timely study, Berry Craig analyzes the media's role in both reflecting and shaping public opinion during a critical time in US history. Craig begins by investigating the 1860 secession crisis, which occurred at a time when most Kentuckians considered themselves ardent Unionists in support of the state's political hero, Henry Clay. But as secessionist arguments were amplified throughout the country, so were the voices of pro-Confederate journalists in the state. By January 1861, the Hickman Courier, Columbus Crescent, and Henderson Reporter steadfastly called for Kentucky to secede from the Union.

Kentucky's Rebel Press
also showcases journalists who supported the Confederate cause, including editor Walter N. Haldeman, who fled the state after Kentucky's most recognized Confederate paper, the Louisville Daily Courier, was shut down by Union forces. Exploring an intriguing and overlooked part of Civil War history, this book reveals the importance of the partisan press to the Southern cause in Kentucky.
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