Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization

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Henry Watterson and the New South: The Politics of Empire, Free Trade, and Globalization

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Description

Henry Watterson (1840–1921), editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal from the 1860s through World War I, was one of the most important and widely read newspaper editors in American history. An influential New South supporter of sectional reconciliation and economic development, Watterson was also the nation's premier advocate of free trade and globalization. Watterson's vision of a prosperous and independent South within an expanding American empire was unique among prominent Southerners and Democrats. He helped articulate the bipartisan embrace of globalization that accompanied America's rise to unmatched prosperity and world power. This book restores Watterson to his place at the heart of late nineteenth-century southern and American history by combining biographical narrative with an evaluation of Watterson's unique involvement in the politics of free trade and globalization.

Publication Date

2006

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

978-0-8131-2417-9

eISBN

978-0-8131-7157-9 (pdf version)

eISBN

978-0-8131-3852-7 (epub version)

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124179.001.0001

Keywords

Henry Watterson, Louisville Courier-Journal, World War I, New South, Free trade, Globalization, American history

Disciplines

History | Political History