One of the most prominent newspapers in colonial America, the Pennsylvania Gazette was printed by Benjamin Franklin himself. Given Franklin’s active participation in the Paxton debate, his paper offers a backdrop against which to read his arguments and to measure changes in colonial settlement policy. The Gazette also offers a rich, weekly record of affairs within in the colony and across the Atlantic.
The publication traverses the Paxton print debate (1763-64) and situates that massacre in a wider context of indigenous warfare. The 22 curated issues span from Pontiac’s Rebellion (June 9, 1763) through the 1764 election results (December 27, 1764).
|We have currently digitized 22 issues of the Gazette, arranged chronologically in the path below "Contents."|