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Type(s) de contenu et mode(s) de consultation : Texte noté. Image fixe : sans médiation

Auteur(s) : Tomlinson, Will (1823-1863)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : The printer's kiss [Texte imprimé] : the life and letters of a Civil War newspaperman and his family / edited by Patricia A. Donohoe

Publication : Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, 2014

Description matérielle : xxvii, 300 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 25 cm

Collection : Civil War in the North

Lien à la collection : Civil War in the North 


Comprend : Introduction ; Cast of historical characters ; Tomlinson's origins ; Eliza's heritage ; Bringing forth ; Looking for relief ; Together and apart ; Collision courses ; Volunteer frenzy ; Rushed waiting ; Into the hills ; Curse this idleness! ; Mustering men and courage ; Mountain desperadoes ; Disarmed ; Hatching new hope ; Attacks from within and without ; This sea of passion ; Nursing the wounded ; Close to home ; Partisan fever ; Freedom's casket ; Epilogue: The journey of the letters ; Appendix: List of newspapers edited and published by Will Tomlinson.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-292) and index
In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children in the treacherous borderlands around that "abolitionist hellhole," Ripley, Ohio. The Printer's Kiss includes many of Tomlinson's columns that appeared in the Ripley Bee and excerpts from a short story in the Columbian Magazine. It features his letters to his family and a remarkable number of letters from Eliza and the children to Tomlinson while he was away during the Civil War, serving variously as quartermaster sergeant for the Fifth Ohio, as captain of a company of counterinsurgents in West Virginia, as an independent scout and spy in Kentucky, as a nurse on a hospital boat, and as a compositor for the Cincinnati Gazette. During his career, Tomlinson published ten newspapers in Ohio and one in Iowa, where he lived from 1854 to 1860. Described by his contemporaries as brilliant and erratic, coarse and literary, Tomlinson left a trail of ink covering topics ranging from antislavery sentiment to spiritualist fervor and partisan politics. His personal writings reveal the man behind the press, disappointed by his weakness for alcohol and by Eliza's refusal to condone his plan to raise a Negro company. His eloquent descriptions ache with the discomfort of standing fourteen hours at a compositor's table, shooting cattle to feed soldiers, and having to defend himself against accusations of adultry. Eliza's letters pulse with the fears of a Union family on the lookout for slave hunters, Morgan's Raiders, and bad news from the battlefield. Like her husband, she freely condemns inept politicians and southern rebels. She also questions her husand's military competence, but she usually writes about domestic matters--the children, friends, and finances. The intimate details in these letters will engage readers with suspenseful accounts of survival in the borderlands during the Civil War, camp life, and guerrilla warfare and commentary on political and military events, journalism in the mid-1800s, and the roles of women and children. Most importantly, readers will be exposed to the story of how one articulate and loyal Union family refused to give up hope when faced with tragic disruption. -- Book jacket flaps


Autre(s) auteur(s) : Tomlinson, Eliza Wylie (1815-1885). Auteur de lettres  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur
Donohoe, Patricia A. (1944-....). Éditeur scientifique  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur


Sujet(s) : Rédacteurs en chef -- États-Unis  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
États-Unis -- 1861-1865 (Guerre de Sécession)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Genre ou forme : Correspondance  Voir les notices liées en tant que genre ou forme
Récits personnels  Voir les notices liées en tant que genre ou forme
Biographie  Voir les notices liées en tant que genre ou forme

Indice(s) Dewey :  071.309 034 (23e éd.)  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 978-1-60635-216-8 (hardcover). - ISBN 1606352164 (hardcover)

Identifiant de la notice  : ark:/12148/cb44364042p

Notice n° :  FRBNF44364042 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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