Broadsides and Bayonets

Now it would take a great many more bayonets, and a great many more broadsides, to prove to the rebels that Trenton was an accident of war. It would take “a general action.” III A new phase of the propaganda war began in January 1777.

Author: Carl Berger

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204154

Category: History

Page: 198

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Originally published in 1961, author Carl Berger has “attempted to encompass the story of propaganda and subversion in the American Revolutionary War. The archives and literature of the Revolution contain many intriguing references to “secret arts and machinations,” some relating to incidents familiar to us, others touching on events long forgotten. This book for the first time brings them together in a single narrative, examining their role and importance.”

Legacy of Hate A Short History of Ethnic Religious and Racial Prejudice in America

Carl Berger, Broadsides and Bayonets—The Propaganda War of the American Revolution (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961), 94; Benjamin Quarles, The Negro in the American Revolution (New York: W.W. Norton, 1973), vii, ...

Author: Philip Perlmutter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317466225

Category: History

Page: 356

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For all its foundation on the principles of religious freedom and human equality, American history contains numerous examples of bigotry and persecution of minorities. Now, author Philip Perlmutter lays out the history of prejudice in America in a brief, compact, and readable volume. Perlmutter begins with the arrival of white Europeans, moves through the eighteenth and industrially expanding nineteenth centuries; the explosion of immigration and its attendant problems in the twentieth century; and a fifth chapter explores how prejudice (racial, religious, and ethnic) has been institutionalized in the educational systems and laws. His final chapter covers the future of minority progress.

Dangerous Guests

1776”; Berger, Broadsides and Bayonets, 119–38; Atwood, The Hessians, 184–206; and Andrews, “Myrmidons from Abroad,” 338–45. 9. George Washington to Continental Congress, May 11, 1776, AA, 4th ser., 6:423–24; Continental Congress, Aug.

Author: Ken Miller

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 080145493X

Category: History

Page: 264

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In Dangerous Guests, Ken Miller reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the War for Independence, American revolutionaries held more than thirteen thousand prisoners—both British regulars and their so-called Hessian auxiliaries—in makeshift detention camps far from the fighting. As the Americans’ principal site for incarcerating enemy prisoners of war, Lancaster stood at the nexus of two vastly different revolutionary worlds: one national, the other intensely local. Captives came under the control of local officials loosely supervised by state and national authorities. Concentrating the prisoners in the heart of their communities brought the revolutionaries’ enemies to their doorstep, with residents now facing a daily war at home. Many prisoners openly defied their hosts, fleeing, plotting, and rebelling, often with the clandestine support of local loyalists. By early 1779, General George Washington, furious over the captives’ ongoing attempts to subvert the American war effort, branded them "dangerous guests in the bowels of our Country." The challenge of creating an autonomous national identity in the newly emerging United States was nowhere more evident than in Lancaster, where the establishment of a detention camp served as a flashpoint for new conflict in a community already unsettled by stark ethnic, linguistic, and religious differences. Many Lancaster residents soon sympathized with the Hessians detained in their town while the loyalist population considered the British detainees to be the true patriots of the war. Miller demonstrates that in Lancaster, the notably local character of the war reinforced not only preoccupations with internal security but also novel commitments to cause and country.

Broadsides and Bayonets

" This edition includes an additional article, 'The Secret Service of the Revolution, ' by Henry P. Johnston (1882).

Author: Carl Berger

Publisher: Coachwhip Publications

ISBN: 9781616465407

Category: History

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Broadsides and Bayonets (1961) is the absorbing study of the techniques of Revolutionary propaganda. Carl Berger relates here the fascinating story of the propaganda and subversion activities of both factions during the American Revolutionary War. The writings of the period, the archives and literature, are filled with intriguing references to "secret arts and machinations," some relating to incidents familiar to students of American history, others touching on events long since forgotten. This book for the first time brings these known and little-known events into perspective, examining in a single, authoritative narrative their role and importance. In his Preface to Broadsides and Bayonets, Mr. Berger explains the great effort which was made by the supporters of both causes toward effective and widespread psychological warfare. "During its eight-year progression the war gave birth to many divisive operations, well planned in some instances and often involving minority groups on the scene as well as Englishmen and Americans. Drawn into the colonial struggle were French Canadians and German mercenaries, Indian tribes and Negro slaves, Irishmen, and other peoples." Propaganda activities were not confined to the actual wartime period by any means. The newspaper and pamphlet attacks on the British started well before 1776 and brought to a fighting edge the spirits of the American colonists. Each major protagonist planned intelligent and extensive campaigns to subvert and weaken the enemy camp. "It was a provocative war in which the atrocity story, kidnappings, false rumors, and bribery stirred the people. It was a conflict which inevitably spread to Europe and there engaged the talents of Benjamin Franklin and John Adams, in America's first organized overseas propaganda campaign." This edition includes an additional article, 'The Secret Service of the Revolution, ' by Henry P. Johnston (1882).

Citizens in a Strange Land

Berger, Broadsides and Bayonets; see too Lowance and Baumgardner,Massachusetts Broadsides. The database Early American Imprints I lists 7, 322 English broadsides up to 1800. Some of these are edited by Winslow,American Broadside Verse.

Author: Hermann Wellenreuther

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271069619

Category: History

Page: 570

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In Citizens in a Strange Land, Hermann Wellenreuther examines the broadsides—printed single sheets—produced by the Pennsylvania German community. These broadsides covered topics ranging from local controversies and politics to devotional poems and hymns. Each one is a product of and reaction to a particular historical setting. To understand them fully, Wellenreuther systematically reconstructs Pennsylvania’s print culture, the material conditions of life, the problems German settlers faced, the demands their communities made on the individual settlers, the complications to be overcome, and the needs to be satisfied. He shows how these broadsides provided advice, projections, and comment on phases of life from cradle to grave.

Flying Leaves and One sheets

See also Carl Berger , Broadsides and Bayonets : The Propaganda War of the American Revolution ( San Rafael , CA : Presidio Press , 1961 ) , 119-138 . 35Arndt , “ The First German Broadside and Newspaper Printing of the American ...

Author: Russell D. Earnest

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press

ISBN: 9781584561453

Category: History

Page: 360

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Early American printers amplified messages by setting them in type, adding decorative borders and other ornamental devices, and printing them as single sheets called broadsides. Flying Leaves and One-Sheets explores eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Pennsylvania German broadsides, including examples of fraktur (illuminated sheets). For almost two centuries, German- and English-language broadsides circulated among Pennsylvania Germans and their descendants throughout Pennsylvania, western Maryland, the Shenandoah Valley, Ohio, and beyond. This book provides a sampling of broadsides made for the Pennsylvania German subculture, often referred to as "Pennsylvania Dutch." The 134 illustrations in Flying Leaves and One-Sheets demonstrate the typographical skills of German-language printers in North America from the mid 1750s to 1876. Selected for graphic appeal, range of subject matter, and historic interest, these broadsides show the attitudes and literary appetites of Pennsylvania Germans as expressed in printed matter. Known for their love of color and decoration, Pennsylvania Germans often hand-illuminated broadsides so that many are classified as fraktur. Flying Leaves and One-Sheets will appeal to readers in Pennsylvania German visual arts, culture, and history.

Silas Deane Revolutionary War Diplomat and Politician

Broadsides and Bayonets: The Propaganda War of the American Revolution. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961. . “The Campaign to Win Indians' Allegiance.” In Broadsides and Bayonets: The Propoganda War of the American ...

Author: Milton C. Van Vlack

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476601089

Category: History

Page: 244

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Silas Deane was the victim of one of the most vicious character assassination conspiracies ever carried out in the Revolutionary War era. Even after almost two and a half centuries, he remains in the eyes of many modern historians, “worse than Arnold,” his boyhood friend. This is very wrong. Because Deane was such a capable individual in his endeavors very early in the war, he became the political target of envious others with quite different abilities and philosophies. Even so, his political strength kept growing and in 1776 Congress appointed him America's first secret agent to secure military supplies from France for Washington’s army. This biography is written on the man himself and on the malicious and largely successful lies and intrigues by his rivals. The work does not downplay the contributions of his contemporaries, especially those of his close friend throughout, Benjamin Franklin, but shows exactly where specific credit should be placed. A lot of credit for the new nation’s success belongs to him.

Popular Media and the American Revolution

Carl Berger, Broadsides and bayonets: The propaganda war of the American Revolution (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1961), 223. 16. Matthew Dennis, Red, white and blue letter days: An American calendar (Ithaca, ...

Author: Janice Hume

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113626941X

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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The American Revolution—an event that gave America its first real "story" as an independent nation, distinct from native and colonial origins—continues to live on in the public's memory, celebrated each year on July 4 with fireworks and other patriotic displays. But to identify as an American is to connect to a larger national narrative, one that begins in revolution. In Popular Media and the American Revolution, journalism historian Janice Hume examines the ways that generations of Americans have remembered and embraced the Revolution through magazines, newspapers, and digital media. Overall, Popular Media and the American Revolution demonstrates how the story and characters of the Revolution have been adjusted, adapted, and co-opted by popular media over the years, fostering a cultural identity whose founding narrative was sculpted, ultimately, in revolution. Examining press and popular media coverage of the war, wartime anniversaries, and the Founding Fathers (particularly, "uber-American hero" George Washington), Hume provides insights into the way that journalism can and has shaped a culture's evolving, collective memory of its past. Dr. Janice Hume is a professor and head of the Department of Journalism in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. She is author of Obituaries in American Culture (University Press of Mississippi, 2000) and co-author of Journalism in a Culture of Grief (Routledge, 2008).

God Knows All Your Names

139. indomitable ideas of liberty:” Broadsides & Bayonets—the Propaganda War of the American Revolution, by Carl Berger, page 193. “Encourage Hessians...to quit [their] iniquitous service:” Christopher Ludwick: Patriotic Gingerbread ...

Author: Paul N. Herbert

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452016348

Category: Political Science

Page: 542

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People with only a slight interest in history will enjoy these fascinating, short and easy to understand stories. Serious history buffs will like these lesser-known episodes, not the stories weve heard a million times. For example: try to find anyone who knows about the attempted slave insurrection in Fairfax County, Virginia. With Mary Lincolns spending habits, who knew that Abraham Lincoln actually saved an enormous percentage of his presidential salary? A slave honored in Virginia with a monument; the history of Lee Highway which opened with great fanfare in 1923 as a 3,000 mile road from Washington, DC to San Diego; a story about the Little River Turnpike, the second oldest turnpike in America, built partly by slaves and captured Hessian soldiers. Youll read about two Civil War ships that collided in the Potomac River. Victims included wounded soldiers' wives and one soldiers six-year-old son. Youll read a great account of the massive Civil War corruption. Youll learn about the disastrous condition of the treasury (sound familiar?) during the Revolutionary War. The government tried everything, including a lottery to get the country afloat in a sea of red ink. But the most fascinating story may be about the Revolutionary War soldier who faked his own desertion to defect to the enemy with the highly secretive mission of going behind enemy lines to capture and return for trial the worst traitor in American history: Benedict Arnold. Bet you never heard of this story. There are many other stories in this eclectic, heavily-researched manuscript. Theres a story about the Christmas Truce in World War One, about long-forgotten holidays in Virginia, about the retrocession which sent an area of Washington back to Virginia in 1846, and about the impeachment of a Supreme Court justice (it happened only once). And more!

The Marine Corps Gazette

Broadsides and Bayonets , is however , only a descripiton of American and British propaganda efforts and not an attempt to characterize motivations . Only in his final chapter does Berger appear to side with Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr.

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