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The Resource American Aurora : a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it, Richard N. Rosenfeld ; foreword by Edmund S. Morgan

American Aurora : a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it, Richard N. Rosenfeld ; foreword by Edmund S. Morgan

Label
American Aurora : a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it
Title
American Aurora
Title remainder
a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it
Statement of responsibility
Richard N. Rosenfeld ; foreword by Edmund S. Morgan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Richard Rosenfeld's dramatic epic traces the incendiary history of the young American nation in the 1790s, and chronicles the birth and near-death of civil liberties in that turbulent decade. Rosenfeld, who has exhaustively examined the Philadelphia Aurora, has chosen as his heroes its two young editors, Benjamin Bache, Benjamin Franklin's grandson, and William Duane, who fearlessly waged a decade-long campaign to keep America's Founding Fathers true to their original mission. They claimed that George Washington was not the true "father of his country," but a completely incompetent commander-in-chief, and that John Adams, his presidential successor, wanted a monarchy and was plotting to be king. As a result of their inflammatory articles, both editors were arrested. Bache died awaiting trial, and the paper was briefly silenced. Nonetheless, the Aurora was eventually successful in persuading the nation to oust Adams and to usher in a Jeffersonian democracy, of which Benjamin Franklin, the true father of our country, could only dream
Member of
2NOsNX9AIdc
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
071/.3/09033
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4899.P5
LC item number
A977 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
American Aurora : a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it, Richard N. Rosenfeld ; foreword by Edmund S. Morgan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a8l0-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Text written by Richard N. Rosenfeld as if he were the Aurora publisher/editor William Duane, interwoven with excerpts from the Aurora general advertiser (published in Philadelphia) and from other sources
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 910-956) and index
Contents
1. Aurora. Reign of witches -- Young lightening-rod -- Black cockades -- American terror -- The pestilence -- 2. Father of his country. Fabius -- Lightening-snatcher -- The duke of braintree -- Victory -- The rights of man -- 3. American revolution. Surgo ut prosim -- Kingly government -- Keystone of democracy -- Upper chamber -- Rat-catcher -- Victory
Control code
780969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 988 p.
Isbn
9780312150525
Lccn
96030680
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35174822
  • (OCoLC)35174822
Label
American Aurora : a Democratic-Republican returns : the suppressed history of our nation's beginnings and the heroic newspaper that tried to report it, Richard N. Rosenfeld ; foreword by Edmund S. Morgan
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a8l0-aa
Publication
Note
Text written by Richard N. Rosenfeld as if he were the Aurora publisher/editor William Duane, interwoven with excerpts from the Aurora general advertiser (published in Philadelphia) and from other sources
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 910-956) and index
Contents
1. Aurora. Reign of witches -- Young lightening-rod -- Black cockades -- American terror -- The pestilence -- 2. Father of his country. Fabius -- Lightening-snatcher -- The duke of braintree -- Victory -- The rights of man -- 3. American revolution. Surgo ut prosim -- Kingly government -- Keystone of democracy -- Upper chamber -- Rat-catcher -- Victory
Control code
780969
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 988 p.
Isbn
9780312150525
Lccn
96030680
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm35174822
  • (OCoLC)35174822

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