Hey, y'all! Welcome back to a huge tone shift as we talk about the morally-decent life of Horace Greeley. Join us as we discuss the adventures of the 1830s Millennial Hipster experience, ultra-specific newspapers, and we reveal our brand new right-wing grift.
Episode 143: Horace Greeley, American Editor, or, the Method in His Madness
On October 30, 1872, the wife of Presidential candidate Horace Greeley died. On November 6, Greeley lost in a landslide to President Ulysses S. Grant, winning only six out of 37 states in the electoral college. By November 13, he entered into an asylum for the treating of “mental and nervous disorders”, where he died on November 29.Yet the last month of his life was probably not the most eventful of Greeley’s life. For decades he had been the founder and editor of the New York Tribune, and known throughout the United States. Greeley was in many ways one of America’s first celebrities—he was famous to many for simply being Horace Greeley. But he was also, especially in his own eyes, a species of public intellectual, doing his often erratic thinking in full view of his public. And that was a public of tens of thousands, for whom the words of Horace Greeley were oracular in their import, if not lack of clarity; words which at times could shape public events.How those words did or did not shape events, and how Greeley succeeded and failed in his intellectual mission is at the heart of the arguments marshalled by James Lundberg in his book Horace Greeley: Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood. James M. Lundberg is the director of the Undergraduate Program in History and an assistant professor of the practice at the University of Notre Dame.
Join comic historian Thom Woodley as he investigates the losers of presidential history. In this episode, Liberal Republican candidate and New York Tribune founder-editor Horace Greeley. He lost to Ulysses Grant, was a titan of media, and a journalistic icon, as well as a brilliant genius and possible lunatic. (History politics presidents worst comedy)
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Horace Greeley was a major influencer in the political scene of the late 1800s. However, most of us have never even heard of him! We kept seeing his name pop up and figured it was probably time to investigate him. Plus, he has an insane amount of neck and bear hair and we can't really determine which one is which... ____ Check out Jason's other show - Online Marketing Guys! ____ Support the show! Use this link to do your shopping on Amazon. It won't cost you a penny more and it will help us out! ElectionCollege.com/Amazon ___ Be sure to subscribe to the show! Leave us a review on iTunes - It really helps us out! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram ___ Get a free month of Audible and a free audiobook to keep at ElectionCollege.com/Audible ___ Music from: http://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music ___ Some links in these show notes are affiliate links that could monetarily benefit Election College, but cost you nothing extra. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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