Imprinting Britain

Newspapers, Sociability, and the Shaping of British North America
MQUP (Verlag)
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 1. April 2015
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  • 287 Seiten
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Printing presses were instrumental in creating and upholding a sense of community during the eighteenth century. While the importance of print in the development of colonial America and the nascent United States is well-established, Imprinting Britain extends the historical discussion northward to explore the dynamic and interrelated world of newspapers, coffee houses, and theatre in the British imperial capitals of Halifax and Quebec City. Michael Eamon describes how an English-language colonial community coalesced around the printed word, establishing public spaces for colonists to propose, debate, and define their visions of an ideal society. Whereas American newspapers functioned as incubators of republican and revolutionary thought, their British North American counterparts featured a moderate discourse that rejected republicanism, favoured civic engagement, advocated liberty with propriety, extolled democracy under monarchy, promoted reason over superstition, and encouraged social criticism without revolution. The press also safeguarded against the uncertainties of colonial life by providing a steady stream of transatlantic news, literature, and fashion that helped construct a sense of Britishness in an environment rife with mixed loyalties. Imprinting Britain is the story of communities that turned to the press for a canon of British norms, literary touchstones, and Enlightenment-inspired ideas, which offered a blueprint for colonial growth and a sense of stability in an ever-changing, transatlantic milieu.
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978-0-7735-8302-3 (9780773583023)
0773583025 (0773583025)
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  • McGill-Queen's Studies in the History of Ideas Series Editor: Philip J. Cercone
  • Title
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  • Contents
  • Figures
  • Preface
  • Introduction: The English-Language Press and the Formation of a Colonial Print Communityin British North America
  • PART ONE: Print as Sociability
  • 1 Driving the Stage Coach: The Printers of Halifax and Quebec City
  • 2 "Send me a Ton of Newspapers": Readers and Reading Habits of the Colonial Print Community
  • 3 "Directing Public Taste": British Tradition, Social Control, and the Newspaper
  • 4 Enlightened Print: Popular Science and Useful Knowledge in the Service of the Public
  • PART TWO: Print and Sociability
  • 5 Making Private Public: Print and the Promotion of Associative Life
  • 6 With the "approbation of a numerous and respectable audience": Newspapers and the Public Acceptance of Theatre
  • 7 The Coffeehouse Elite: Print and the Fashioning of "Genteel" British Tradition
  • Conclusion The Colonial Print Community's Imprinton British North America
  • Appendices
  • Appendix I A Selection of Societies and Clubs in Halifax and Quebec City, 1760-1800
  • Appendix II A Selection of Plays Performed at Halifax and Quebec City as Recorded in Newspapers and in Printers' Records
  • Appendix III A Selection of Public Houses Identified as Coffeehouses in the Newspapers of Quebec City and Halifax 1764-1800
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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