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The Conservative Press in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America, Hardback Book

The Conservative Press in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century America Hardback

Edited by Ronald Lora, William Henry Longton

Part of the Historical Guides to the World's Periodicals and Newspapers series


Selecting journals that speak for a very large number of topics addressed by the conservative press, this volume profiles selected conservative journals published since 1787.

The conservative press has scarcely spoken with a single voice, whether the topics treated or even the time inhabited are the same or different. Yet, these journals testify to the persistent vigor and importance of conservatism.

Together they provide a focused survey of the history of American conservative thought from the late 18th Century to the late 19th Century.

Along with the companion volume covering the 20th Century conservative press, the book provides an important resource on conservative thought in America. Despite the disparities in conservative intellectual thought, the journals covered, even the more idiosyncratic and extreme, are connected by their core values of conservatism. The book is organized into sections reflecting these connections. The first section covers journals associated with Federal, Whig, or, in the Civil War era, Northern Democratic political interests. A later section includes journals sharing an attachment to Southern conservative values during the antebellum and Reconstruction periods. Two sections deal, respectively, with 19th Century Orthodox Protestant periodicals and 19th Century Catholic and Episcopal journals, and yet another section discusses journals united by a major focus on literary topics and cultural connections.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 416 pages
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: History of the Americas
  • ISBN: 9780313310430



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