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8 Philip was the son of a handloom weaver from Fife, and born therefore into a social group that was to be most The Creation of a Free Press at the Cape 23 disadvantaged by the developing industrialism of the period. Well schooled, he worked at a mill in Dundee in the 1790s, an experience which contributed to his sense of social injustice. By 1799 he believed he had a vocation and went to the Congregationalist college at Hoxton to train as a minister. He was duly ordained in the Congregationalist Church, then increasingly powerful in Scotland, and in 1804 became minister of a church in Aberdeen.

14. B. Anderson, Imagined Communities (London: Verso, 1983). 15. The Fourth Annual Imperial press conference of the Empire Press Union (London: EPU, 1939), p. 22. 16. P. Taylor, ‘Publicity and Diplomacy’, in D. ), Retreat from Power (London: Macmillan, 1981), vol. I, pp. 48–9; see also Taylor, Projection of Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981). 17. R. Cockett, Twilight of Truth, Chamberlain, Appeasement and the Manipulation of the Press (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1989); S.

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