The Public Prints: The Newspaper in Anglo-American Culture, 1665-1740

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The Public Prints is the first comprehensive study of the role of the earliest American newspapers in the society and culture of the eighteenth century. In the hands of Charles E. Clark, American newspaper publishing becomes a branch of the English world of print in a story that begins in the bustling streets of late seventeenth-century London and moves to the provincial towns of England and across the Atlantic. While Clark's most detailed attention in America is to the three multi-newspaper towns of Boston, New ...

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Overview

The Public Prints is the first comprehensive study of the role of the earliest American newspapers in the society and culture of the eighteenth century. In the hands of Charles E. Clark, American newspaper publishing becomes a branch of the English world of print in a story that begins in the bustling streets of late seventeenth-century London and moves to the provincial towns of England and across the Atlantic. While Clark's most detailed attention in America is to the three multi-newspaper towns of Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, evidence from Williamsburg, Charleston, and Barbados also contributes to generalizations about the craft and business of eighteenth-century publishing. Stressing continuing trans-Atlantic connections as well as English origins, Clark argues that the newspapers were a force both for "anglicization" in their attempts to replicate English culture in America and for "Americanization" in creating a fuller awareness of the British-American experience across colonial boundaries. He suggests, finally, that the newspapers' greatest cultural role in provincial America was the creation of a community bound by the celebration of common values and attachments through the shared ritual of reading.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195082333
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1994
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Artifact 3
Pt. I English Backgrounds
1 Genealogy 15
2 The Metropolis 32
3 The Provinces 55
Pt. II America: Narrative
4 John Campbell, Pioneer American Newspaperman, 1704-1719 77
5 Competition, 1719-1732 103
6 The Couranteers, 1721-1726 123
7 "A Fine Taste for Good Sense and Polite Learning": The Literary Newspaper, 1727-1735 141
8 Three Cities: A Richer Tapestry, 1728-1740 165
Pt. III America: Structures and Transition
9 The Printer as Publisher 193
10 The Ritual: The Reader's World 215
11 The Newspaper in Culture 243
12 The Transition 258
Appendix 267
Notes 269
Index 319
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