Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization (Topics in Kentucky History) (by Daniel S. Margolies)


Author(s): Daniel S. Margolies

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
Publish date: 2006-11-24
ISBN-10: 0813124174
ISBN-13: 9780813124179
Language: English
Description:
Henry Watterson, editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal during
the tumultuous decades between the Civil War and World War I, was
one of the most influential and widely read journalists in
American history. At the height of his fame in the early
twentieth century, Watterson was so well known that his name and
image were used to sell cigars and whiskey. A major player in
American politics for more than fifty years, Watterson personally
knew nearly every president from Andrew Jackson to Woodrow
Wilson. Though he always refused to run, the renowned editor was
frequently touted as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, the
Kentucky… more…

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