Joseph Adelman: "Revolution in the News"

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

Historians have long recognized the influence of printed materials such as newspapers and broadsides in the American Revolution. What they have overlooked, however, is the role of the printers who produced those materials. Drawing on research from his new book, Revolutionary Networks: The Business and Politics of Printing the News, 1763-1789, Professor Adelman will discuss how these men and women navigated commercial and political connections to directly shape Revolutionary political ideology and mass mobilization. An assistant professor of history at Framingham State University and assistant editor for digital initiatives at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Adelman conducted research for this project as a David Library Fellow in 2006.