What is the Mobtown Massacre?
When was the talk?
"In his book Mobtown Massacre: Alexander Hanson and the Baltimore Newspaper War of 1812, author and State Representative Josh Cutler shares the story of how one Massachusetts town came to be named for a fiery Federalist newspaper editor from Maryland whose anti-war writings provoked a bloodthirsty mob, a midnight jailbreak and a brutal massacre that stunned the nation in 1812. This fateful but little-known episode in American history helped shape the course of a war and the nation's promise of a free press. And it all started with a headline.
On Sunday, September 15, 2019 Rep. Cutler joined Rep. Jeffrey Roy (D-Franklin) at the Franklin Historical Museum to talk about the book and this fascinating period in American history.The presentation copy:
"I am honored to bring Rep. Cutler to Franklin to shine light on a little-known episode in American history that helped shape the course of war and the free press," noted Rep. Roy. "His book is a gripping story of the press under attack, a fiery young editor who put his principles above popularity, and a challenge to populist thought that brings history to life. The book also foreshadows the toxic political arena in America today, but stands as a shining example of political courage."
The audio file:
Mary Olsson introduces Rep Jeff Roy who in turn introduces Rep Josh Cutler.
For additional details about the Mobtown Massacre, you can purchase Rep Cutler's book online or in your favorite book seller http://mobtownmassacre.com/
This internet radio show or podcast is number 170 in the series for Franklin Matters.
This recording shares the Mobtown Massacre talk by Rep Josh Cutler at the Franklin Historical Museum on Sunday, Sep 15, 2019.
The presentation document can be found in the show notes.
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