Isaiah Thomas (publisher)

  • American

Isaiah Thomas was a notable American newspaper publisher and author. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1771/00/00 Isaiah Thomas begins publishing the "The Massachusetts Spy" from the upper floor of the Capen's Dry Goods Store. The Spy tabloid sized newspaper is designed to appeal to "mechanics and other classes of people who had not much time to spare from business." Publisher Union Oyster House Boston
1775/03/09 Col Nesbit leads British Regulars parading Thomas Ditson, tarred and feathered, through the streets as they play the Rogue's March. Halting in front of the Spy office, the soldiers threaten Isaiah Thomas he will be next. Publisher Union Oyster House Boston
1775/04/06 Isaiah Thomas publishes the "Spy" from Hopestill Capen's building. Popular along the eastern seaboard, the Spy has the largest circulation of all of Boston's patriot newspapers. Publisher Union Oyster House Boston
1775/04/10 At Concord, Thomas confers with John Hancock and others members attending a session of the Provincial Congress on how to deal with the growing threats to the Boston publisher. Publisher
1775/05/03 After fleeing Boston, Isaiah Thomas publishes the first "Spy" edition from Worcester, MA, under a new subtitle of "American Oracle of Liberty". It carries a florid and zealously patriotic account of "the memorable 19th of April, 1775." Publisher Battles of Lexington and Concord
1808/00/00 Isaiah Thomas, publisher of the Massachusetts Spy writes in his journal "Very cold. Very bad traveling. Snow light. Broke the Sleigh a few rods from Howe's at the black horse in Sudbury. Tarried at Howe's from 11 o'clock this forenoon." Life Longfellow's Wayside Inn Sudbury, MA
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