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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 Revolution’s greatest leaders, and Ambrose Serle, a Loyalist, described the press as an “engine” that should be used to advance the cause. The efforts of Patriot printers to keep readers informed about the war helped ensure ultimate success by boosting morale and rallying Americans to the cause until victory was achieved. As Humphrey illustrates, Revolutionary-era newspapers provided the political and ideological unity that helped Americans secure their independence and create a new nation.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-9
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xxi
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  1. One. Introduction
  2. pp. 3-22
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  1. Two. The Colonial Press
  2. pp. 23-37
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  1. Three. The Conflict Emerges
  2. pp. 39-58
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  1. Four. A Time of Quiet
  2. pp. 59-81
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  1. Five. No Hope of a Solution
  2. pp. 83-103
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  1. Six. The Split Becomes Permanent [Includes Image Plates]
  2. pp. 105-126
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  1. Seven. The War for Independence
  2. pp. 127-154
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  1. Eight. Victory Leads to Peace
  2. pp. 155-177
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  1. Nine. Conclusion
  2. pp. 179-203
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-219
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 221-227
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 229-241
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780810164291
Print ISBN
9780810126503
MARC Record
OCLC
867739956
Pages
280
Launched on MUSE
2013-08-13
Language
English
Open Access
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