The Patriot Printer of Providence

John Carter, available at: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scwhite/carter.html
John Carter painting from: http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~scwhite/carter.html

In 2014, an essay of mine was chosen to be included in the fifth annual Johnson & Wales University College of Arts & Sciences Academic Symposium. The event showcases the work of eight students, “recognized for their outstanding achievements in undergraduate scholarship.”

My research, compiled in an essay called “The Patriot Printer of Providence,” focused on the life and work of John Carter. Carter was the printer of Providence’s newspaper during the Revolutionary War, and his contributions to the cause included publishing articles by John Hancock and Samuel Adams, and distributing Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense.”

I derived much of my content from microfilm of Carter’s newspaper. Other information was found in documents written by his descendants and later researchers, but my essay is the most thorough, complete collection of Carter’s life available.

You can read the essay here.

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