New York Tribune

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New-York Tribune
Nytrib1864.jpg
Front page of the New-York Tribune no. 7,368
November 16, 1864
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Founded1841
Political alignmentLiberal, left-of-center
Ceased publication1924; 95 years ago (1924); merged with New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune
HeadquartersManhattan, New York, New York, U.S.

The New-York Tribune was an American newspaper. It was founded by Horace Greeley as a Whig Party penny newspaper in April 1841.[1] Between 1842 and 1866, the newspaper was called the New-York Daily Tribune.[1] The tribune not only reported the news, it covered subjects such as politics, literary works, social reform and intellectual achievements.[2] Greeley, through the Tribune, supported the beginnings of Republican Party.[3] In 1860 the Tribune supported Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States and during the Civil War.[1] However, the paper opposed his reelection in 1864.[1] For some time the paper had the largest circulation in the United States.[3] The Tribune's editorials were widely read and helped shape national opinion. In 1924 it was merged with the New York Herald to form the New York Herald Tribune. It remained a major US daily newspaper until it ended publication in 1966.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "About New-York tribune. (New York [N.Y.]) 1866-1924". Library of Congress. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  2. "Horace Greeley". Tulane University. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Adam-Max Tuchinsky, Horace Greeley's New-York Tribune: Civil War-era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2009), pp. 11–12
  4. "New-York Tribune and New York Daily Tribune". Elephind Newspaper Archive. Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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