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Joseph Dennie

An American Rochester?

For this week’s post I thought to acquaint you with one of the most entertaining figures of the early US that I’ve come across in my research. Joseph Dennie was born in Boston in 1768. After attending Harvard, he made a name for himself during the 1790s as an essayist and the editor of a country newspaper, The Farmer’s Weekly Museum, which under his guidance became one of the prominent Federalist papers of the late 1790s.  His essays became very popular with the growing rank of men of letters in the early republic, who viewed him as an American Addison.[1] Read more