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Williams, Julie Hedgepeth

Works: 2 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN4855, 071.309033
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Most widely held works by Julie Hedgepeth Williams
The significance of the printed word in early America : colonists' thoughts on the role of the press by Julie Hedgepeth Williams( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The American press played a significant role in the transference of European civilization to America and in the shaping of American society. Settlement entrepreneurs used the press to persuade Europeans to come to America. Immigrants brought religious tracts with them to spread Puritanism and other doctrines to Native Americans and the white population. The colonists used the press to openly debate issues, print advertisements for business, and as a source of entertainment. But what did the colonists actually think about the press? The author has gathered information from primary sources to explore this question. Diaries and journals reveal how the colonists valued local news, often preferring American news to European news. This concentrated focus upon colonial attitudes and thoughts toward the press covers the period of colonial settlement from the 1500s through 1765. This book will appeal to scholars and students of American history and communication history. Primary documents expressing the colonists' thoughts will also be of interest to scholars and students of American thought, American philosophy, and early American literature and writing."
The early American press, 1690-1783 by W. David Sloan( Book )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume, the first in the series, begins with the earliest printing in the American colonies and takes the story through the Revolutionary War. As subsequent volumes will do, it focuses on the nature of journalism during the years surveyed, chronicles noteworthy figures, examines the relationship of journalism to society, and provides explanations for the main directions that journalism was taking. The remaining five volumes will complete The History of American Journalism in chronological order and are scheduled to appear over the next five years
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The significance of the printed word in early America : colonists' thoughts on the role of the press
The early American press, 1690-1783
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