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A pamphleteer is a historical term for someone who creates or distributes pamphlets. Pamphlets were used to broadcast the writer's opinions on an issue, for example, in order to get people to vote for their favorite politician or to articulate a particular political ideology.
Today a pamphleteer might communicate his missives by way of weblog, but before the advent of telecommunications, those with access to a printing press and a supply of paper used the pamphlet as a means of mass communications outside of newspapers or full-fledged books.
A famous pamphleteer of the American Revolutionary War was Thomas Paine. Another famous pamphleteer was Witte the With, with perhaps the most prestigious use of the title going to John Milton. Still another is "Yank" Levy's Guerrilla Warfare.
- From Slavery to Freedom: The African-American Pamphlet Collection, 1822-1909
- The Foster pamphlet collection
- The Pamphleteers by James A. Oliver ISBN 978-0-9551834-4-7 (PBK) & ISBN 978-0-9551834-5-4 (HBK)
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