The pioneer editor in Missouri, 1808-1860
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Believing that newspapers were essential to democratic government and committed to the ideal of freedom of the press, the pioneer editor played an important role in the West.
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Prologue. An almighty people -- Founding a newspaper. Be fruitful, and multiply ; Prospectus and performance ; By authority -- Politics. Principles, not persons ; The liberty of the cudgel? -- Business and professional affairs. Paying the printer ; Our own concerns ; Among our editorial brethren -- Fare for the reader. News foreign and domestic ; Publick prints and private letters -- Epilogue. The editor and the frontier.