Joseph M. Adelman, Framingham State University
After the American Revolution, Americans launched themselves headlong into the process of creating governments and political culture. They did much of that work in print. Printers and editors—the men and women who created newspapers, pamphlets, and broadsides that circulated political arguments to the public—became key figures in the first national political parties as well as in the local and state battles that took shape in the 1790s. That was especially true in the ever-combative political environment of New York. Building on the DeWitt Clinton collection of broadsides, this lecture will explore the world of print in early New York State and the role that newspapers, broadsides, and their creators played in creating American politics.
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The presentation will be offered live via Zoom with a Q&A session. All participants will receive the Zoom link one hour before the lecture to the email used during registration.