Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood
James M. Lundberg
The founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, Horace Greeley was the most significant―and polarizing―American journalist of the nineteenth century. To the farmers and tradesmen of the rural North, the Tribune was akin to holy writ. To just about everyone else―Democrats, southerners, and a good many Whig and Republican political allies―Greeley was...