Pennsylvania Gazette

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The Pennsylvania Gazette provides the reader with a first-hand view of colonial America, the American Revolution and the New Republic, and offers important social, political and cultural perspectives of each of the periods. Thousands of articles, editorials, letters, news items and advertisements cover the Western Hemisphere, from the Canadian Maritime Provinces through the West Indies and North and South America, presenting a detailed glimpse of issues and lifestyles of the times.

Also included is the full-text of such important writings as the Declaration of Independence, the ConstitutionLetters from a Farmer, Thomas Payne’s Common SenseThe Federalist Papers and much more. It is claimed that the publication later reemerged as The Saturday Evening Post.

The Pennsylvania Gazette is divided into four separate folios. The periods covered by these folios include:
  • Folio I: “Benjamin Franklin’s Newspaper” (1728–1750)
  • Folio II: “The French & Indian War” (1751–1765)
  • Folio III: “The American Revolution” (1766–1783)
  • Folio IV: “The New Republic” (1784–1800)
The Pennsylvania Gazette Collection, while almost completely composed of articles from The Pennsylvania Gazette, also contains approximately 2900 articles from the publication the Pennsylvania Packet and a dozen or so articles from the Maryland Gazette.

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