Tolerance for German in early America

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Jun 9 16:54:41 UTC 2006

The other day I mentioned that Benjamin Franklin published a German edition of
his English newspaper (the Pennsylvania Gazette), called the Philadelphische
Zeitung. I  looked for, and finally found, a facsimile of a page of this paper,
and am attaching it herewith.

Here's some more information about it:

 "As many as thirty-eight newspapers printed in the German language appeared
between the years 1732 and 1801. Many of them had a very short life, among them
the first attempt, the fortnightly Philadelphische Zeitung, a German edition of
Benjamin Franklin’s Pennsylvania Gazette."

>>From The Cambridge History of English and American Literature in 18 Volumes
(1907–21).VOLUME XVIII. Later National Literature, Part III.
XXXI. Non-English Writings I. § 6. Eighteenth Century Newspapers.

H. schiffman
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