The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence

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Carol Sue Humphrey's The American Revolution and the Press argues that newspapers played an important role during America's struggle for independence by keeping Americans engaged in the war even when the fighting occurred in distant locales. From the moment that the colonials received word of Britain's new taxes in 1764 until reports of the peace treaty arrived in 1783, the press constituted the major source of information about events and developments in the conflict with the mother country. Both Benjamin Franklin, one of ...

The American Revolution and the Press: The Promise of Independence 2013, Northwestern University Press, Evanston

ISBN-13: 9780810126503

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