September 30, 2021
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Melissa Restrepo PR Publicity Era Timeline
Key events in the Publicity Era of Public Relations
⟶ Updated 20 Sep 2017 ⟶
List of edits
1828: Amos Kendall first presidential press secretary during Andrew Jackson's presidential term.
1778 England: Georgiana Cavendish (one of the first PR Specialists) plays key role in political events, and in shaping the Early Whig Party.
1871: Phineas Taylor Barnum (master publicist) exploits "Public be Damned" philosophy.
1862: Congress approves the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad.
1882: Term "Public Relations" first used by Dorman Eaton.
1889/1890s: War of the Currents
1851: Harriet Beacher Stowe's "Uncle Tom's Cabin" published.
1849/1851: Harriet Tubman's role in Abolitionist Movement
1833: Anti Slavery Society expands
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