September 14, 2015
‘Pamphlets from the American Revolutionary period could arguably be interpreted as an early social media experiment (of sorts)’
Michael Taube writes:
These documents were written by scholars, politicians and, in certain cases, anonymous citizens with a gripe or two. Some contained original ideas, while others served as rebuttals to existing pamphlets.
Gordon S. Wood has assembled 39 of these historical treasures in an impressive two-volume set, “The American Revolution: Writing from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1776.” (…)
These volumes prove that this unique experiment was 18th-century citizen journalism at its finest.