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Aitken, Robert (1735-1802) The Pennsylvania magazine, or, American monthly museum.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06466 Author/Creator: Aitken, Robert (1735-1802) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Magazine Date: 1775-1776 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Nearly complete run, edited in part by Thomas Paine. Total of 13 issues from January to December 1775 (12 issues plus one supplement), January 1776, February 1776 (incomplete with facsimile cover) and March 1776. Two additional issues for April and May 1776 are supplied in photocopy facsimile. (There is one facsimile copy of February 1776.) The famous poem of slave Phillis Wheatley to George Washington is contained in the April 1776 issue (facsimile). Ex-lib marks of Enoch Pratt Library and Newburyport Library.

People: Aitken, Robert, 1735-1802.
Paine, Thomas, 1737-1809.

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Keywords/Subjects: Slavery, American Indian History, Revolutionary War, Revolutionary War General, Poetry, Woman Author, Women's History, African American Author, African American History, Continental Army, Military History

Sub Era: Road to Revolution