Question of the Week
"Treasonable Newspapers" from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, August 21, 1861
This article, published in the midst of Civil Wartime in Philadelphia, is a metaphorical piece that emphasizes the significance of ideological war efforts. The author, Cromwell, chides the government for not taking preventive action to eliminate the circulation of secessionist printed matter in the North. The fact that the administration has not cracked down on the postal service or "traitor prints," which engender support for the South in the North, has enraged the author.