Newspapers from the 1500
Newspapers from the 1500's though 1700's
for authentic resources and/or collectibles pertaining to George Washington,
Benjamin Franklin, John Adams... or from the Colonial, Revolutionary War, or
post-war eras? If so, historic newspapers are a great choice!
Additionally, while the newspapers of today would generally be considered
secondary source material, this was not the case during the 17th through 19th
centuries. Previous to the 20th century and the technologies of radio,
television, and certainly the internet, much public discourse occurred directly
It was not uncommon for newspapers to be created specifically to espouse the
platforms and views of an individual or political party--often viewed by the
public for the first time. To provide context for their readership it was common
to publish responses by their contemporaries, including those with opposing
views. This created a nice blend of both primary and secondary reporting, making
newspapers the chosen arena for debate & providing unmatched context for
determining how leaders' views of the day were interpreted.
Not only were newspapers the "king of
media", they were the only media for much
of American history!
It is with this in mind that we invite you to collect
...through original and historic newspapers.