Prospect Hill. Bunker's Hill
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This handbill, [Cambridge or Watertown, Mass. : unidentified printer, 1775?] appears to be the only surviving copy of a handbill (a small printed sheet, often an advertisement, distributed by hand) that is an early example of psychological warfare used by the Americans during the Revolutionary War. It is a satiric comparison of living conditions for soldiers on both sides of the lines during the Siege of Boston, 1775-1776, printed to encourage British soldiers to desert. A separate appeal to British soldiers about to embark for America not to support the war effort is printed on the verso (the back of the sheet).
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- Unidentified creator. Prospect Hill. Bunker's Hill. 1775. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.masshist.org/database/534. (Accessed June 21, 2018.)
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- Unidentified creator, (1775) Prospect Hill. Bunker's Hill. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://www.masshist.org/database/534
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- Unidentified creator. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://www.masshist.org/database/534>.