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Thomas, Isaiah (1749-1831) Massachusetts spy. [Vol. V, no. 249 (1 December 1775)]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02370 Author/Creator: Thomas, Isaiah (1749-1831) Place Written: Worcester, Massachusetts Type: Newspaper Date: 1 December 1775 Pagination: 4 p. ; 40 x 25 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses military and political events. States that the Americans are not as badly overmatched as some may think. Includes a speech by Edmund Burke.

Background Information: Founded in 1770, the spy was intended to be non-partisan, but as unrest in the colonies increased it sided with the colonists. Initially published in Boston, the paper was forced to ...relocate to Worcester to avoid British disaproval. The paper had a circulation of about 3,500. Also known as the American Oracle of Liberty.
Isaiah Thomas was a publisher who also served during the American Revolution. He performed the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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People: Thomas, Isaiah, 1749-1831

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyPolitics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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