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Book review: Richard N. Rosenfeld. American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns. The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper that Tried to Report It. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 988 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-15052-5; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-19437-6.

Durey, M. (1998) Book review: Richard N. Rosenfeld. American Aurora: A Democratic-Republican Returns. The Suppressed History of Our Nation's Beginnings and the Heroic Newspaper that Tried to Report It. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. xi + 988 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-312-15052-5; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-312-19437-6. H-Net Online .

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Abstract

In many ways Richard Rosenfeld has written, and compiled, a remarkable, if extremely long, book on American political history at the end of the eighteenth century. It is divided into three parts: the first part, 235 pages, covers the period March to October 1798; the second part, 272 pages, covers the period 1774 to 1793, with a short prologue on the Seven Years' War; and the third part, 380 pages, covers the period October 1798 to 4 March 1801, with a short epilogue, the final quotation in which is dated 1927. Broadly, Part One focuses on Benjamin Franklin Bache's editorship of the (Philadelphia) Aurora General Advertiser; Part Two on Bache's grandfather Benjamin Franklin as Founding Father; and Part Three on William Duane's first months as editor of the Aurora...

Item Type: Others
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Social Sciences and Humanities
Publisher: Michigan State University. Dept. of History
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/14048
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