The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle

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The New-Hampshire Gazette, published by Daniel Fowle (ca. 1715-87), was typical of many newspapers throughout the colonies that protested the steep taxes instituted by the Stamp Act on virtually every aspect of a printer’s business. Printers signified the imminent demise of their business due to the Stamp Act by decorating their newspapers with black mourning borders and skulls and bones. This October 31, 1765, issue was published the day before the act was slated to go into effect. Through their protest, printers gained the support of much of their communities and, after the repeal of the Stamp Act, were emboldened to be ever more critical of royal policy in their printings.

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Title

The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle

Type

Newspaper

Date

October 31, 1765

Publisher

Daniel and Robert Fowle

Coverage

Portsmouth, N.H.

Citation

“The New-Hampshire Gazette, and Historical Chronicle,” The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865, accessed September 20, 2018, http://americanantiquarian.org/earlyamericannewsmedia/items/show/25.