Reporting the Revolutionary War Named “Best American Revolution Book of 2012”

Reporting the Revolutionary War Named “Best American Revolution Book of 2012”

Reporting the Revolutionary War claimed victory—as the best book of 2012 on the American Revolution!

Beforehistory.com launches

Beforehistory.com launches

The official website for Reporting the Revolutionary War has launched. Videos, book details, reviews, speaking calendar, ordering links, articles, lesson plans and a mini-archive, which should be finished next week. Enjoy! http://beforehistory.com/

Colonial Newspapers: Works of Art

Colonial Newspapers: Works of Art

Thought I’d change things up a bit today and share full front pages of newspapers rather than cropped article excerpts. When examined side by side, one gains a greater appreciation for the handmade process of papermaking and printing. Beyond their historical content, colonial newspapers are works of art with unique mastheads, layouts, paper sizes, etc. ...

1765 Newspaper Ad for NY-to-Phily Stagecoach

Posted by on Sep 27, 2012 in All Posts, Newspaper Ads | One Comment
1765 Newspaper Ad for NY-to-Phily Stagecoach

Newspapers provided an important marketplace for producers and consumers of goods and services throughout the American Revolution. Today, these ads are an important slice of social history, offering a glimpse of the culture, ideas and economy of the era. This ad, from the August 29, 1765, Pennsylvania Gazette, describes a New York-to-Philadelphia stagecoach transportation service.

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight IV

Posted by on Sep 23, 2012 in American Revolutionary War | 2 Comments
Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight IV

For the past several weeks, I have been sharing biographical details about the 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, November 2012). With this post, we are officially wrapping up that series. See Spotlight I, II and III before this one. These experts provide important historical context, ...

WATCH: The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War

WATCH: The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War

Watch it now! The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War: Video link: Reporting the Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik (book trailer)

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight III

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight III

For the past few weeks, I have been slowly introducing you to the 37 historian contributors behind Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News. See Spotlight I and II. These experts provide important historical context, helping readers better understand and comprehend the Revolution-era newspaper accounts. Click the “Like” button on the ...

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight II

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight II

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing more biographical background on the historian contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War. Below are bios on eight of the 37 contributors and click here to read the first contributor spotlight, featuring nine additional bios. The book benefits tremendously from the essays of these experts, who provide ...

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight I

Reporting the Revolutionary War Contributor Spotlight I

Once a week for the next several, I will be spotlighting the contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News. The book benefits tremendously from the essays of 37 historians and experts in the field, who provide valuable context and historical analysis. They bridge the eighteenth and twenty-first centuries for ...

Breaking Bloody News of Lexington and Concord

Breaking Bloody News of Lexington and Concord

We live in a time of constant debate and discussion about political and military media coverage. Whether it is a presidential election or rebellion in the Middle East, the role of 21st-century media is constantly scrutinized. So, now is perhaps the best time to study media coverage of the American Revolution and the birth of ...

The Historian Horsepower Behind Reporting the Revolutionary War

The Historian Horsepower Behind Reporting the Revolutionary War

Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, Nov 2012) features important contributions from 38 professors, scholars, authors and experts in the field. They help put the featured newspaper accounts in context, provide valuable analysis and perspective, and bridge the 18th and 21st centuries for readers. Below is a list of ...

In What Are They Created Equal?

Posted by on Jul 4, 2012 in American Revolutionary War | No Comments
In What Are They Created Equal?

The August 1776 issue of Scots Magazine (Edinburgh) was among the first books, pamphlets and periodicals to publish the Declaration of Independence in full. Unlike most other printings of the Declaration, Scots Magazine included extensive analysis, beginning with the question “In what are they created equal?” Here is a short excerpt of the British publication’s ...