Smithsonian

New York Mercury, August 14, 1758, facsimile

In the 1750s, newspaper printers and their correspondents took the threat that the French posed to the British American colonies very serious. Newspapers not only covered the war effort, but they also promoted a unity of consciousness for colonists along the Atlantic seaboard.

Credits:
$1 Bank Note, New York
1861
National Numismatic Collection
National Museum of American History