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Promoting Democracy: Mass Political Communication during the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson
Melvin Laracey, University of Texas, San Antonio

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Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson (Book)
Title: Informing a Nation: The Newspaper Presidency of Thomas Jefferson
Author: Mel Laracey
Abstract: During his presidency, Thomas Jefferson both sponsored and wrote for his own newspaper, the National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser. The newspaper spoke on behalf of his policies and those of his Republican, anti-federalist party, the Democratic-Republicans, the precursor to today’s Democrats. Author Mel Laracey focuses on the newspaper’s message during Jefferson’s first term, showing how the third president used media to promote his administration and its goals against their political rivals, the Federalists. Informing a Nation shows how Jefferson and his allies dealt with political challenges, reveals hitherto unexamined aspects of the early presidency, and raises broad questions of the relationship between the presidency and media today.
Year: 2021
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Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-472-1323
Copy sent to NEH?: No