The Impact of American Revolution Newspapers


— Historian Carol Sue Humphrey explains the impact of newspapers on the American Revolutionary War.

Carol Sue Humphrey is one of 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It Was History, It Was News (Sourcebooks, November 2012) by Todd Andrlik. Humphrey has been interested in the Revolutionary War since childhood. She narrowed her interest to the role of the press during the Revolution while in graduate school at the University of North Carolina. She is the author or editor of five books related to the history of the media in the United States, including This Popular Engine: New England Newspapers During the American Revolution, 1775–1789 (University of Delaware Press, 1992), Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time: The Revolutionary Era (Greenwood, 2003), and The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting: The Revolutionary War (Greenwood, 2005). She currently teaches history at Oklahoma Baptist University.

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