IV The Colonial Printing Press N O single article of equipment used by the colonial American printer has been more casually treated in designation and in description than the all - important wooden printing press with which he and his ...
Author: Lawrence C. Wroth
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Beautifully illustrated study explores every aspect of the American printer and his craft from 1639 to 1800.
Itroduction Main Characters 3 The Life of a Colonial Printer 4 Famous Colonial Printers 22 Glossary 23 Index and Websites 24 In The American colonies, prinTers were as imporTanT To The American ! RevoluTion as The people whose paTrioTic ...
Author: Sandra J. Hiller
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Printers played a major role in the American Revolution. They risked their careers and freedom for printing seditious ideas in their newspapers. Readers will discover how the printing press worked and how vital a printer was to the community. A fun historical topic in a graphic presentation that will captivate young readers.
9 ELKE IZABETH HOLT , who succeeded her husband as Printer to the State of New York , is perhaps beyond the scope of a work on the colonial printers ; but as she may have aided her husband in his business before the Revolution , I have ...
Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data 232 Lorenz , Alfred Lawrence , 1937 – Hugh Gaine : a Colonial printer - editor ' s odyssey to loyalism . . 62 287 ( New horizons in journalism ) Bibliography : p .
Author: Alfred Lawrence Lorenz
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Hugh Gaine was a Colonial New York printer who in the second year of the American Revolution first allied his press to the American cause, then deserted to publish his newspaper for the British. This first book-length biography of Gaine contributes substantially to our knowledge of journalism in the Colonial period and provides fascinating insights into life in Revolutionary times. Gaine was more than a turncoat American, Lorenz shows. From his reading of the files of Gaine’s newspaper, from unpublished material, and from a wide variety of printed sources, Lorenz has pieced together this study of economic and political conservatism, religious belief, and social class feelings which made Gaine a prototypal Loyalist to the British cause, though a citizen, or at least a resident, of the United States, to the end of his days, in 1807.
A Chapter from the Colonial Printer Lawrence Counselman Wroth. Moxon's book , even superficially , that the only difficult thing in the pressman's task was the doing of it . * Press Building in the Colonies It is probable that until ...
The History of Printing in America . Worcester Press of Isaiah Thomas , 1810 . ( Short sketches of Thomas SCHLESINGER , ARTHUR M . as well as most of the colonial printers and pubColonial Newspapers and the Stamp Act . ( in ...
Author: Sidney Kobre
Category: American newspapers
From the Foreword: The colonial newspaper, as a social institution, played a significant role in the foundation of our American democracy. The weekly journals, with their pioneering, courageous publishers, stimulated the political, economic and cultural growth of the American people. But more important-the newspapers promoted colonial solidarity. In the hands of the Patriots, the gazettes fought for colonial economic and political independence from England. The colonists, likewise, battled for the freedom of the newspaper, because they knew only too well that its liberty of publication was closely connected with the achievements of their own political and economic rights in the conflict with the crown. It was then that the slogan "freedom of the press" was born to become a part of our deeply rooted American tradition. Since those early days, the newspaper has been an influential factor in the growth of America democracy. The history of the colonial era, to illustrate, cannot be fully understood without grasping the significance and development of the colonial newspaper from one poverty-stricken sheet in 1704 to forty-eight newspapers scattered along the seaboard in 1775, when the Revolutionary War broke out.
New York : Dutton Children's Books , 2008 . WEBSITES Benjamin Franklin and His Printing Press http://sln.fi.edu/franklin/printer/printer.html Learn more about Ben Franklin's career as a printer and writer . Colonial Printer and Binder ...
Author: Christine Petersen
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Explore the life of a colonial printer and his importance to the community, as well as everyday life, responsibilities, and social practices during that time"--Provided by publisher.
Bonomi , Patricia U. A Factious People : Politics and Society in Colonial New York New York : Columbia University Press ... Hildeburn , Charles R. Sketches of Printers and Printing in Colonial New York , New York : Dodd , Mead , 1895 ...
Author: Gail Jarrow
Publisher: Calkins Creek Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Covers the trial of printer John Peter Zenger in New York in 1735 who was charged with libel against the British governor for his political criticisms, a case that led to a precedent that helped inspire the creation of the Bill of Right more than five decades later.
Author: Douglas Crawford McMurtriePublish On: 1936
29-31 , quotes from the original journals concerning the 1722 and 1724 attempts to secure a printer . What the colony wanted was explained in detail in the house journal of December 7 , 1722 , when it was “ Resolved : That the agent for ...
colonial population . By 1770 , more books were exported annually from England to the American colonies than to Europe and the rest of the world combined . " By the early 1770s , Raven estimates that English printers shipped 120,000 ...
Author: Richard Wendorf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This study provides one of the most detailed and comprehensive examinations ever devoted to a critical transformation in the material substance of the printed page; it carries out this exploration in the history of the book, moreover, by embedding these typographical changes in the context of other cultural phenomena in eighteenth-century Britain. The gradual abandonment of pervasive capitalization, italics, and caps and small caps in books printed in London, Dublin, and the American colonies between 1740 and 1780 is mapped in five-year increments which reveal that the appearance of the modern page in English began to emerge around 1765. This descriptive and analytical account focuses on poetry, classical texts, Shakespeare, contemporary plays, the novel, the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, sermons and religious writings, newspapers, magazines, anthologies, government publications, and private correspondence; it also examines the reading public, canon formation, editorial theory and practice, and the role of typography in textual interpretation. These changes in printing conventions are then compared to other aspects of cultural change: the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752, the publication of Johnson's Dictionary in 1755, the transformation of shop signs and the imposition of house numbers in London beginning in 1762, and the evolution of the English language and of English prose style. This study concludes that this fundamental shift in printing conventions was closely tied to a pervasive interest in refinement, regularity, and standardization in the second half of the century—and that it was therefore an important component in the self-conscious process of modernizing British culture.