The Western Carolinian as a political organ : 1820-1832

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Robert Morton Topkins (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Allen Trelease

Abstract: It was the purpose of this study to investigate the early history of the Western Carolinian, a weekly newspaper published at Salisbury, North Carolina, from 1820 to 1844. It was hypothesized that the paper's loss of popular support after nearly a decade of relative success stemmed almost exclusively from political considerations. It was also hypothesized that the paper achieved its notoriety during the time its popularity began to wane. With minor exceptions, every issue of the Western Carolinian published between 1820 and 1833 was available on microfilm. The editorial pages of these Issues were studied in detail to provide insights into the position of the paper In regard to the many political Issues of the time. In addition, the published letters of contemporaries residing in or near Salisbury were surveyed in order to provide insights into the attitudes and opinions of the journal's readership.

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Language: English
Date: 1973

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