Thursday, May 03, 2007

French monarchy

According to Starr, "As the french monarchy censored and policed publishing within its borders, so it souhgt to control print communication in its colonies. Printing presses were simply banned in Quebec, so books had to be imported, and there were no newspapers." This quote indicates that the french monarchy were in control of publishing within it's borders. However, the printing press was banned in Quebec and there weren't any newspapers. Books were allowed in Quebec, but they had to be imported from another country. What was the reasoning behind banning newspapers? Newspapers are a form of communication, expression, and news. Without a newspaper, how would people learn about the news? People gain a lot of information by the reading the newspaper and it signified a lot. If there weren't any newspapers in existence, many people were going to be misinformed.


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