Building an American Story
Hume, Janice, Journalism History
How Early American Historians Used Press Sources to Remember the Revolution
This study examined histories of the American Revolution published through 1899 to see how they used newspapers and magazines as sources. The purpose was to determine how the press helped build America's first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins. These histories used press sources in myriad ways. Some included snippets of Revolution-era newspaper content, and others reprinted reminiscences, coverage of anniversaries and monument dedications, and obituaries. And some of the longer and more colorful accounts came verbatim from newspaper articles published decades …
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Publication information: Article title: Building an American Story. Contributors: Hume, Janice - Author. Journal title: Journalism History. Volume: 37. Issue: 3 Publication date: Fall 2011. Page number: 172+. © Journalism History Winter 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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