Temporarily Closed: Riot, Sedition, Insurrection Exhibition

Temporarily Closed: Riot, Sedition, Insurrection Exhibition

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Media and the Road to the American Revolution

Now through May 3, during library hours

In the years preceding the American Revolution, printing presses in the thirteen colonies churned out a wave of seditious literature. A swirl of pamphlets, posters, newspapers, and other print media, not often grounded in fact, fomented a climate of rebellion against the British crown.

This exhibition will bring visitors through the pamphlets that memorialized and politicized key events in the early years of Revolution, from the Stamp Act to the Boston Massacre to the Battle of Bunker Hill. By looking at the same works that circulated in the streets, coffeehouses, and homes of Revolutionary-era Americans, we can experience the media environment that shifted public opinion from loyalty to rebellion.

Many of Pequot Library’s treasures of early Americana will be on view, including several items from our collection on long-term deposit at The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University and our 1776 edition of Thomas Paine’s incendiary essay Common Sense.

Tags: local events, riot, sedition, insurrection, exhibition



Event Details

Date: April 6, 2020
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm

This event also occurs on 04/07/2020, 04/08/2020, 04/09/2020, 04/10/2020 and 23 more dates. [see all dates]



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Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue
Southport CT 06890

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