1783-1815: Communications: Publications
1783-1815: Communications: Publications
Richard Alsop, The Political Greenhouse, for the Year 1798 (Hartford, Conn.: Hudson & Goodwin, 1799)—Alsop, Lemuel Hopkins, and Theodore Dwight published this poem attacking Republicans;
Benjamin Franklin Bache, Truth Will Out! The Foul Charges of the Tories against the Editor of the Aurora Repelled by Positive Proof and Plain Truth (Philadelphia, 1798)—Republican journalist Bache responds to charges that he is a French agent;
James Thomson Callender, The Prospect Before Us (Richmond: Printed for the author, 1800)—an attack on President John Adams for which the author was convicted of sedition;
Carey, The Plagi-Scurriliad: A Hudibrastic Poem Dedicated to Colonel Eleazer Oswald (Philadelphia: Printed & sold by the author, 1786)—pamphlet by Carey accusing rival publisher Oswald of plagiarism;
Carey, A Plumb Pudding for the Humane, Chaste, Valiant, Enlightened Peter Porcupine (Philadelphia: Printed for the author, 1799)—an attack on the arch-Federalist William Cobbett;
Carey, The Porcupiniad. A Hudibrastic Poem (Philadelphia: Printed for & sold by the author, 1799)—another attack on Cobbett;
William Cobbett, A Bone to Gnaw, for the Democrats; or, Observations on a Pamphlet Entitled, “The Political Progress of Britain” (Philadelphia: Printed by Thomson Bradford, 1795)—Cobbett’s response to James T. Callender’s pamphlet;
Harry Croswell, The Speeches at Full Length of Mr. Van-ness, Mr. Caines, … Ambrose Spencer, Mr. Harrison, and General Hamilton, in the Great Cause of the People against Harry Croswell, on an Indictment for a Libel on Thomas Jefferson (New York: G. & R. Waite, 1804);
Alexander Hamilton, Letter from Alexander Hamilton, Concerning the Public Conduct and Character of John Adams (New York: John Lang, 1800)—this letter from Hamilton was meant to circulate among leading Federalists; instead, Republicans published his attack on President Adams in Boston and Philadelphia, helping to split the Federalist Party in the 1800 election;
S.S. Moore and T. W. Jones, The Traveller’s Directory, or A Pocket Companion; Showing the Course of the Main Road from Philadelphia to New York, and from Philadelphia to Washington (Philadelphia: Printed for & published by Mathew Carey, 1802)—a pocket travel guide;
Jedidiah Morse, The American Gazetteer (Boston: Printed by S. Hall and Thomas & Andrews, and sold by E. Larkin, 1797)—a six-hundred-page geographic survey of the United States, with seven thousand articles on geographic features and seven maps showing postal and stage routes as well as Indian tribes and natural features;
Tunis Wortman, Treatise, Concerning Political Enquiry, and the Liberty of the Press (New York: Printed by George Forman, 1800)—a New York Republican’s attack on the Sedition Act.
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