The Origins of a Free Press in Prerevolutionary Virginia: Creating a Culture of Political Dissent
This manuscript makes a sigificant contribution to the history of the press in the United States by demonstrating the broadening content and increasingly questioning style of newspapers in Virginia. It is well know among historians and journalism specialists that Virginia got a relatively late start with regard to the press and press freedom, but the author demonstrates the several factors that opened things up by the 1760.
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