RICHMOND JUNTO, headed by Thomas Ritchie, editor and publisher (1804–1845) of the Richmond Enquirer, was a group that controlled Virginia Democratic politics for more than a quarter century. Its membership included Ritchie's cousins Spencer Roane and John Brockenbrough. The junto allied with Thomas Jefferson, who, in his post-presidential years, described the Enquirer as the only newspaper in the country worth reading. Strongly states' rights in tone, the Richmond junto opposed the Missouri Compromise on the grounds that the federal government had no right to limit slavery's extension westward. It likewise opposed the tariff, the Bank of the United States, and internal improvements.
Ambler, Charles H. Thomas Ritchie: A Study in Virginia Politics. Richmond, Va.: Bell Books, 1913.
Syndor, Charles S. The Development of Southern Sectionalism, 1819–1848. Baton Rouge, La.: 1948.
Alvin F.Harlow/a. g.
"Richmond Junto." Dictionary of American History. . Encyclopedia.com. (February 21, 2019). https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/richmond-junto
"Richmond Junto." Dictionary of American History. . Retrieved February 21, 2019 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/history/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/richmond-junto
Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).
Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.
Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:
Modern Language Association
The Chicago Manual of Style
American Psychological Association
- Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
- In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.