Alexander Hamilton and “Fake News”

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    Connecticut Historical Society

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    A lecture to take place at CHS on December 10, 2018, given by Professor Robert W.T. Martin of Hamilton College. Dr. Martin, who has written extensively on the role of the press in the Early American Republic, will discuss the role of the free press in the young republic, how the founding generation grappled with the problem of ?fake news,? and what Americans in 2018 can learn from their experience. The talk will use Hamilton’s relationship with the press to shed light on the larger topic.

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