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Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News

by Todd Andrlik

Other authors: Michael S. Adelberg (Contributor), Robert J. Allison (Contributor), Charles B. Baxley (Contributor), J. L. Bell (Contributor), Wayne Bodle (Contributor)31 more, John Buchanan (Contributor), Benjamin L. Carp (Contributor), Bruce Chadwick (Contributor), Dennis M. Conrad (Contributor), Diane K. Depew (Contributor), Robert M. Dunkerly (Contributor), Matthew P. Dziennik (Contributor), Rita Folse Elliott (Contributor), Thomas J. Fleming (Contributor), Don N. Hagist (Contributor), John W. Hall (Contributor), Hugh T. Harrington (Contributor), Carol Sue Humphrey (Contributor), Neal Thomas Hurst (Contributor), Benjamin H. Irvin (Contributor), Tabitha Marshall (Contributor), Bruce E. Mowday (Contributor), James L. Nelson (Contributor), Julia Osman (Contributor), Stephen H. Park (Contributor), Jim Piecuch (Contributor), Ray Raphael (Contributor), Matthew Reardon (Contributor), John Reda (Contributor), David Paul Reuwer (Contributor), J. Dennis Robinson (Contributor), David Lee Russell (Contributor), Barnet Schecter (Contributor), Eric H. Schnitzer (Contributor), William P Tatum, III (Contributor), Daniel J. Tortora (Contributor)

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Presents a collection of primary source newspaper articles and correspondence reporting the events of the Revolution, containing both American and British eyewitness accounts and commentary and analysis from thirty-seven historians.
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One of my favorite books on the shelf. Fascinating look at how the story of the Revolution was told at its very first telling. It prints copies of the newspapers reporting on the major battles and events -- while highlights and summaries help explain what we're reading. It demonstrates the difficulties of transmitting knowledge across the globe while also giving us first-hand accounts from battle. ( )
  poirotketchup | Mar 18, 2021 |
Whew, primary source goldmine! Even if you skip reading the reprints, the summaries of battles and incidents are a really nice overview of the entire revolution, from post-French and Indian War on. ( )
  beautifulshell | Aug 27, 2020 |
Fascinating history of the American Revolutionary War. The many illustrations of 18th century newspapers from both sides of the war are outstanding. This is a large format hardcover anthology. The book gives a realistic view of the war through insightful text that provides excellent commentary on the newspaper articles of many major events of the war and the prewar events as well. An explanation of newspaper publishing as it existed then and a section on "reading tips" make this a very useful teaching tool as well as a great history.
  mcola | Feb 28, 2013 |
Love it! Even better than I expected. Tons of reproduced newspaper pages, plus well written accompanying essays so you can enjoy the primary source or just the current historical analysis. Fascinating for everyone studying or working in news media, as well as history buffs.

The production values are really high as well. This is a beautifully-made print book. ( )
  rosemarybrown | Nov 25, 2012 |
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Todd Andrlikprimary authorall editionscalculated
Adelberg, Michael S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Allison, Robert J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baxley, Charles B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bell, J. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bodle, WayneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buchanan, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carp, Benjamin L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chadwick, BruceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Conrad, Dennis M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Depew, Diane K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dunkerly, Robert M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dziennik, Matthew P.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Elliott, Rita FolseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fleming, Thomas J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hagist, Don N.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, John W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Harrington, Hugh T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Humphrey, Carol SueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hurst, Neal ThomasContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Irvin, Benjamin H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marshall, TabithaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mowday, Bruce E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nelson, James L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Osman, JuliaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Park, Stephen H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Piecuch, JimContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Raphael, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reardon, MatthewContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reda, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reuwer, David PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Robinson, J. DennisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, David LeeContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schecter, BarnetContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schnitzer, Eric H.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tatum, William P, IIIContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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