Connecticut's Revolutionary Press

Connecticut's Revolutionary Press

by Charles L. Cutler

Paperback(Connecticut Bicentennial Series, XIV)

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In the years leading up to the American Revolution, tensions were high, but not everyone felt the same effects of British oppression. Connecticut newspapers took up the mantle to not just report the injustices, but actively convince and insight their readers to stand up and rebel. Charles Cutter lays bare the influence of the press to start the war that gave birth to our nation as we know it.

As one phase of the Bicentennial observation, The American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Connecticut has authorized scholars in a wide range of study to write a series of monographs on the broadly defined Revolutionary Era of 1763 to 1787. These monographs [appeared] yearly beginning in 1973 through 1980. Emphasis is placed upon the birth of the nation, rather than on the winning of independence on the field of battle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871060631
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2017
Series: Globe Pequot Classics Series
Edition description: Connecticut Bicentennial Series, XIV
Pages: 62
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Charles L. Cutler (M.Ed., Springfield College) is an editor with Xerox Education Publications, Middletown, Connecticut. His articles have appeared in American Heritage and American History Illustrated.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

The Stamp Act 8

Early Printers 11

The Print Shop 13

Social News 16

First Clashes 19

The Brink of Revolution 21

Printers Under Pressure 24

Press Campaign Against the British 28

Harassment of the Tories 31

War Propaganda 33

Lingering Servitude 35

Hard Economics 40

War News, Far and Near 45

Life on the Home Front 50

Winding Down of Hostilities 54

Legacy 60

For Further Reading 61


A Colonial Printer 6

Stamp After The Stamp Act 10

First Issue of Connecticut Courant 14

Colonial Printing Press 15

"Glorious News" 18

Hannah Bunce Watson 26

Newsboy at Work 32

Early Portrayal of American Printing Press 36

Petition by Abel Buell, 1769 41

Connecticut Courant's Printing Press 48

Pastime of Reading 52

Courant Mastheads 58

News 62

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