‘Reporting the Revolutionary War’ Book Review

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on December 23, 2012

“Reporting the Revolutionary War”
By Todd Andrlik
Hardcover, 384 pages ($39.99 / Sourcebooks)

As it says on the cover, “Before it was history, it was news.” This stylish and intelligent collection of colonial newspaper reports from the Revolutionary era, from 1764 to 1796, reveal the sprouts of our nation beginning to take root in American soil—and the vital role of the press in uniting colonists yearning to break free of British rule. Essays from historians and experts, sidebars, pop-outs and artwork guide readers through a fascinating display of the eyewitness accounts, battlefield correspondence, breaking news, editorial rallies to action and outright propaganda that helped to shape the young nation that would become the United States of America.

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