-- Historian Robert J. Allison explains that colonial newspapers are where we see the ideas of the American Revolution and what motivates farmers to become soldiers.
Robert J. Allison is one of 37 contributors to Reporting the Revolutionary War. Allison is a professor of history at Suffolk University in Boston, also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. He is the author of The American Revolution: A Concise History (Oxford University Press, 2011), Stephen Decatur: American Naval Hero (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005), as well as several books on Boston and the American Revolution. He is vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, a trustee of the USS Constitution Museum, and a consultant to the Commonwealth Museum in Boston.
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