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

Hampden Washingtonian

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Among the print media reform movements used to spread their messages were newspapers. This temperance newspaper was printed in Springfield, Massachusetts, and distributed throughout Hampden County, providing a unifying voice for the local temperance community. The newspaper—which took its name from the Washingtonian Society, a precursor to Alcoholics Anonymous that focused specifically on an individual’s relationship to alcohol rather than society’s as a whole—included stories about the ill effects of drink, positive facts about temperance, and news of success stories. In addition to the focus on temperance, it also included some local news and advertisements, as well as other miscellany.

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Title

Hampden Washingtonian

Type

Newspaper

Date

July 28, 1842

Publisher

A. G. Tannatt

Coverage

Springfield, Mass.

Format

57 cm.

Citation

“Hampden Washingtonian,” The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865, accessed July 7, 2020, https://americanantiquarian.org/earlyamericannewsmedia/items/show/96.