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The Patriot Printer - Isaiah Thomas, 1749-1831

The Patriot Printer is a seven minute video that dramatizes Isaiah Thomas’s (1749-1831) publication of the May 3, 1775, issue of his newspaper The Massachusetts Spy. In this issue is Thomas’s eye witness account of the battles of Lexington and Concord. The film describes in detail this document and you may want to share with your students this facsimile of the actual newspaper as well as this transcription of the story describing the battles of Lexington and Concord. You may also want to use the worksheet in helping your students understand the newspaper. If you would like the answers to this worksheet please contact, James David Moran by phone at 508-471-2131 or by e-mailing: jmoran@mwa.org .


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Last updated November 13, 2003