The Origins of a Free Press in Pre-revolutionary Virginia: Creating a Culture of Political Dissent (Hardback)Roger P. Mellen
Hardback Published: 01/09/2009
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This interdisciplinary study examines the origins of freedom of the press in Colonial Virginia tracing the development of print culture. It demonstrates how changes in the dominant medium of communication were an important enabler of the cultural development that allowed for the growth political dissent. Virginia's traditional culture of deference was gradually replaced by a 'culture of dissidence' and from that emerged the first constitutional right for press freedom in the Virginia Declaration of Rights.
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd