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In Little Rock, Arkansas, feuding newspaper editor "plays the race card" against his part Cherokee rival

Elias Cornelius Boudinot, detail
07/29/1860
Even though both Breckinridge Democrat newspapers, the True Democrat and the Old Line Democrat of Little Rock, Arkansas were bitterly divided on local issues and by the animosity between their editors.  Thomas C. Peek of the Old Line Democrat, for example, referred to his rival editor, E.C. Boudinot, in a July 29, 1860 editorial as "the colored editor of the True Democrat," pointing to the fact that Boudinot was part Cherokee.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Fre W. Allsopp, History of the Arkansas Press for a hundred years and more (Little Rock, AR: Parke-Harper Publishing, 1922), 353. 

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