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Protocols of Liberty : Communication Innovation and the American Revolution.

Author: William B Warner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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The fledgling United States fought a war to achieve independence from Britain, but as John Adams said, the real revolution occurred "in the minds and hearts of the people" before the armed conflict ever began. Putting the practices of communication at the center of this intellectual revolution, Protocols of Liberty shows how American patriots-the Whigs-used new forms of communication to challenge British authority  Read more...
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Warner, William B.
Protocols of Liberty : Communication Innovation and the American Revolution.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William B Warner
ISBN: 9780226061405 022606140X
OCLC Number: 855505490
Description: 1 online resource (315 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Communication and the American Crisis; 1. The Invention of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Popular Declaration; 2. The Protocols of the Declarations and the Eclipse of Royal Power in Massachusetts in 1773; 3. The Post and Newspaper in British America: A Communication System in Crisis; 4. The Whig Network Scales Up: Inflecting the Crisis from Williamsburg; 5. ""A Chain of Freedom Has Been Formed"" : The First Continental Congress Develops into the Hub of an Intercolonial Network; 6. The Panorama of the Declaration. Conclusion: The American Revolution as a GiftReferences; Index.

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