Williamsburg was a town of revolutionaries, but not everyone thought rebellion was a good idea. Men like William Hunter Jr., printer of the Virginia Gazette, stayed loyal to king and country. Actor-Interpreter Sam Miller explains how patriotic fervor made life difficult for those men and women who opposed it.
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Runaway slave ads provide a wealth of insights into the life of the colonial slave. Historian Harvey Bakari shares some examples.| Transcript
Political pressure and personal bias have hounded American journalists since the first newspapers were printed. Interpreter Dennis Watson talks about the Virginia Gazette.| Transcript
When a single book cost half a year’s wages, tomes were rare treasures. Bruce Plumley describes the bookbinding trade.| Transcript
Dennis Watson speculates on the loyalties of the publisher of The Virginia Gazette in the years leading up to the Revolution.| Transcript
Don’t tell journeyman printer Pete Stinely his work is tedious; he’s been at it for 24 years!| Transcript