The Brooklyn Daily Eagle at War
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“The Brooklyn Daily Eagle at War” analyzes how one Democratic newspaper navigated its role in the political minority during the Civil War. The paper studies how the Eagle responded to three different events over the course of the war: the local Brooklyn Tobacco Riot of 1862, the regional New York Draft Riots of 1863, and the national election of 1864. Despite periods of high tension, the newspaper remained a staunch advocate for the rule of law and consistently called for restraint in the face of civil unrest.
Franklin and Marshall College Archives, Undergraduate Honors Thesis 2018
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