Editor in Politics

By: Daniels, Josephus

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Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket


Dark blue cloth with gold lettering. Corners a bit worn, minor edge wear, sunning and rubbing to spine and front board, a little speckling to leading edge. Jacket in new Brodart, price clipped, spine sunned, minor edge wear and darkening, a little chipping at base of spine, 3/4" chip at top. ; Xix + 644 pp, index, numerous photos. ; 7 ¾" X 9 ¾"; 644 pages;

" 'These things I saw, and part of them I was, ' says the Tar Heel Editor - and his claim is justified on every page. The very texture of North Carolina life is revealed - its form and substance laid bare with peculiar immediacy.
" This second volume of memoirs presents the Tar Heel Editor in mid-career. On the high tide of Democratic victory in 1893, Josephus Daniels left his editorship in North Carolina to become chief clerk in the Department of the Interior. Here he shrewdly appraised Cleveland's second administration, clashed with Theodore Roosevelt over jobs for deserving Democrats, and witnessed the 'meteoric rise of Bryan.'
"But Bryan lost - and the Tar Heel Editor returned to Raleigh, where he plunged into state politics. His crusading paper, The News and Observer, was printed on the first linotype machine in the state. A fusion government of Populists and Republicans had wrested control of the state from the Democrats, and with Negroes being appointed to office, white supremacy became the burning issue. The News and Observer aroused the public conscience with cartoons of a Negro official 'inspecting the sleeping apartments of young blind white girls.'
" Fusion government departed, and so did the Spanish-American War. With Negroes safely Jim-Crowed and Democrats again in the State Capitol, North Carolina faced the tobacco trust and the railroads. There was a valiant struggle for decent politics, and prohibition and 'scriptural divorce laws' were eagerly sought. So zealous was the Tar Heel Editor that he was hanged in effigy. "

Title: Editor in Politics

Author Name: Daniels, Josephus

Categories: Biography/Autobiography, U. S. History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina: 1941

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket

Seller ID: 8738

Keywords: Autobiography U.S. History North Carolina History Raleigh N C, Grover Cleveland Josephus Daniels Fusion Government State Leaders State Elections