Press, Politics and the Public Sphere in Europe and North America, 1760-1820


This collection of essays covers a particularly turbulent and important period in European and American history. As a vital component of print and political culture, newspapers feature prominently in many accounts of social and political change between 1750 and 1850. Yet despite the influence attributed to the newspaper press (by historians and contemporaries), not enough is known about the press itself, particularly in terms of national comparison. This collection aims to fill this gap in our knowledge by examining the press of several European countries and of North America.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Hannah Barker
  • Simon Burrows
  • Nicolaas Van Sas
  • Eckhart Hellmuth
  • Wolfgang Piereth
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Cambridge, England
Publication year:
  • 2002


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