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Catholic Newspaper from New York

Truth Teller (New York) 1825-1828. 134 issues.


Before 1825 New York had two newspapers defending Irish Catholic issues. The Truth Teller is the first separate newspaper in New York dealing with Catholic issues in general. It began Apr. 2, 1825, probably under the editorship of George Pardow and William Denman although their names do not appear on the masthead for the first seven months. The first six issues were published under the name of W[illam] E[usebius] Andrews and Co., publisher of the London Truth Teller. This paper began in response to the growing number of Catholics immigrating to New York and the vocal opposition of the Federalists to foreigners, particularly the Irish.
Purchased on eBay. Harry G. Stoddard Memorial Fund.

-Vincent Golden, Curator of Newspapers and Periodicals

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