Reporting the Revolutionary War claimed victory—as the best book of 2012 on the American Revolution!
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 Beyond their historical content, colonial newspapers are works of art with unique mastheads, layouts, paper sizes, etc. […]
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.
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 it now! The official book trailer debut for Reporting the Revolutionary War: Video link: Reporting the Revolutionary War by Todd Andrlik (book trailer)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]