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British Perspectives on Early America
I am pleased to be able to present in this catalog a grouping of British newspapers and magazines selected for their reporting of events or personalities in America. The earliest British newspapers are a treasury of early American news in the years before there was an American press. The issues printed during our War of Independence offers an affordable alternative to the very rare and valuable peridicals prinetd in Amercia during the conflict.
American news was generally sympathetically reported in all but the most conservative Tory newspapers, as Britons were waging the fight for liberty at home at the same time as the colonies were preparing for war with the motherland. The exaggerated claims of rebel propagandists -and there were many- were soundly corrected, however, in contemporary British journals; reading these articles today offers most interesting perspective on the Colonies' actual relations with Britain and how the ultimate separation was engineered.
Later newspapers reflect the continuing fascination of Britons with their rustic cousins as they embarked on the radical experiment in liberal democracy that then was the United States. They continued to marvel at America's successes and unprecedented growth and prosperity.
All items in this catalog are unconditionally guaranteed to be genuine and accurately described. Each catalog entry is briefly described for its general appearance, historical significance, and content. Every one contains hours of additional historic reading and insights into the world preserved on its pages, much more than I could find the space to describe here.
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