Rumors and Print Culture, Anne Hyde

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Rumors and Print Culture, Anne Hyde

  1. 1. The Great Fear: Rumor and Print Culture on the Early Western Frontier, 1812-1860 Anne Hyde, Colorado College
  2. 2. • THREE Places: – ca. 1812 in St. Louis – Early 1840s in Illinois – Denver in 1858-1860 • THREE Issues: – How rumors spread – Role of newspapers in western communities – Challenges of using small newspapers
  3. 3. Currier and Ives, Arguing the Point, 1855
  4. 4. Louisiana Territory, 1804
  5. 5. 1804 Atlas of North America
  6. 6. Indian Land Cessions, 1795-1812
  7. 7. Tecumseh, 1809, Niles Register
  8. 8. 1810 Cartoon
  9. 9. Fort Michilimackinac Falls: 1812
  10. 10. 1814 “Upper Territories of the United States
  11. 11. Walls of Words: Reading a 19th Century Newspaper Warsaw, Illinois, 1842
  12. 12. Joseph Smith and the Nauvoo Legion, National Intelligencer, 1843
  13. 13. Mormon Temple, Nauvoo IL 1845
  14. 14. Joseph Smith’s Murder, Carthage, IL 1844
  15. 15. Mormon Route, 1847 (Nauvoo and West)
  16. 16. 1858 Poster Advertising Guidebooks to The Goldfields
  17. 17. 1858 Map to Pikes Peak Gold Regions
  18. 18. 58’ers, Harper’s Weekly
  19. 19. William and Elizabeth Byers
  20. 20. Early 19th century Printing Press
  21. 21. Byers’ Rocky Mountain News
  22. 22. Denver, 1859 Harper’s Weekly
  23. 23. “Rumors” May 1859
  24. 24. Leslie’s Illustrated, Denver 1860
  25. 25. Denver, “Jefferson Territory” 1859

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