Speaking Engagements

***Read the 2012 Book Tour Recap***

Reporting the Revolutionary War author and editor Todd Andrlik will discuss the critical role and coverage of newspapers during the American Revolution. Before the events and battles of the Revolution became the history and foundation of America, they were first littered among the news and advertisements of the week. Newspapers fanned the flames of rebellion, igniting the ideas of patriotism and liberty among ordinary colonists who had never before been so strongly united. An essential propaganda tool, newspapers also mustered support as the war raged on, motivating farmers and shopkeepers to take up arms against the most powerful empire in the world. Among America’s leading Revolutionary War newspaper archivists, Andrlik will explain how he built and preserved the newspaper collection featured in the book, describe the 18th century newspaper business, and highlight some of the most exciting discoveries made in Revolution-era newspapers. By the end of Andrlik’s presentation, you will have learned what many historians claim: without newspapers, there would have been no American Revolution.

2014 Speaking Dates

    • Fort Ticonderoga’s 11th Annual Seminar on the American Revolution – September 19-21, 2014
    • America’s History 3rd Annual Conference on the American Revolution (Williamsburg, VA) – March 21-23, 2014

2013 Speaking Dates

    • Sons of the American Revolution (Salt Creek Chapter, Brookfield, IL) – March 14, 2013
    • Illinois Sons of the American Revolution (Board of Managers Meeting, Bloomington, IL) – February 8, 2013
    • Sons of the American Revolution (Fort Dearborn Chapter, Chicago) – January 17, 2013

2012 Book Tour

    • College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, VA), Barnes & Noble (signing only) – December 8, 2012
    • Bethesda, Maryland, Barnes & Noble – December 7, 2012
    • Fraunces Tavern Museum (New York) – December 6, 2012
    • Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ), Barnes & Noble – December 4, 2012
    • American Revolution Round Table (New York) – December 4, 2012
    • Yale University, Barnes & Noble – December 3, 2012
    • The Old State House (Boston) - December 2, 2012
    • Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), Barnes & Noble (Harvard Coop) – December 2, 2012
    • Hale Byrnes House (Newark, DE) – December 1, 2012
    • Newark, Delaware, Barnes & Noble – December 1, 2012
    • University of Pennsylvania, Barnes & Noble – November 30, 2012
    • American Revolution Center (Philadelphia) – November 30, 2012
    • New York Public Library (Jefferson Branch) – November 29, 2012
    • Sons of the American Revolution  (Fox Valley Chapter, Bolingbrook, IL) – October 25, 2012