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

Daniel S. Margolies


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 ris ... More

Keywords: Henry Watterson, Louisville Courier-Journal, World War I, New South, free trade, globalization, American history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124179
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124179.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel S. Margolies, author