Tuesday, February 20, 2007

American Revolution In Communications

The turn-key period for blacks sought the new initial stages of what we so often assert as freedom of the press. For many blacks, this proactive approach that the government took to revolutionize their rights was the beginning of a new era. On the other hand you had blacks located in the south that were denied these freedoms. The tool that played a key role was the United States postal service. The postal service was the way that many freed-black abolitionist took to the people on issues that they were plagued by. Because the south was a vital function in conveying information they sought to destroy any publication, literature, and all written documents that could liberate the blacks.


At 11:55 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

An interesting post. Which part of Starr are you referring to? Is there a key quote that you are reacting to here?

The south had a real problem with the circulation of abolitionist propaganda through the postal system. It was a crucial issue leading to the Civil War.


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