America's Civil War

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AMERICA’S HISTORY HAS BEEN frequently marked by contentious relations between the government and the press. Nothing, however, compares with the saga of the Memphis Daily Appeal, initially a local Tennessee newspaper that so strongly supported the Confederacy its staff was forced to move from city to city, hauling along a printing press, one step ahead of Union Army pursuers.

The newspaper made its appearance as the in 1841, the only Democratic newspaper in a near-total Whig community. When it became a daily paper six years later, its founder, Henry Van Pelt, changed its name to the . Van Pelt died in early 1851,

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