The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers: A Shifting Story

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The First Great Awakening in Colonial American Newspapers is a comprehensive, in-depth study of colonial American newspaper reporting on the First Great Awakening during the years 1739-1748. Lisa Smith uncovers both characteristics of the movement as presented by the papers as well as trends in reporting seen over time. Close analysis of regional reporting differences as well as changes in the newspaper presentation of key revivalists makes this work the most complete examination of the printed newspaper record of the First Great Awakening.