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ERIC Number: ED311437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Burning of the Banner: The Press and the Government in Conflict.
Miller, Phyllis
Brenham, Texas, in 1866, was a newspaperman's town. In addition to "The Weekly Southern Banner," Brenham citizens read the "Lone Star," the "Christian Advocate," and the "Brenham Enquirer." The events of 1866 bring into sharp focus the struggle between the Fourth Estate and the federal government. This struggle, fueled by verbal battles and physical violence, centered on the sacred right to freedom of the press. The combatants, journalist Daniel Leonidas McGary and a newly-formed governmental agency, the Freedmen's Bureau, engaged in a classic, period confrontation between the federal government and the local press in a South Central Texas town struggling to survive the manifold problems of Reconstruction. (Fifty-two notes are included.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas