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Warner, William Beatty
Protocols of liberty : communication innovation and the American Revolution / William B. Warner
Alternate Title Communication innovation and the American Revolution
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E216 .W29 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Committees of correspondence
Subject(s) Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Physical Description x, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-283) and index
Contents Introduction: communication and the American crisis -- The invention of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the popular declaration -- The protocols of the declarations and the eclipse of royal power in Massachusetts in 1773 -- The post and newspaper in British America: a communication system in crisis -- The Whig network scales up: inflecting the crisis from Williamsburg -- "A chain of freedom has been formed": the First Continental Congress develops into the hub of an intercolonial network -- The panorama of the Declaration -- Conclusion: the American Revolution as a gift

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