The General Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for all the British Plantations in America

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Title

The General Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for all the British Plantations in America

Publisher

B[enjamin] Franklin

Date

January 1741

Coverage

Philadelphia

Subject

Volume 1, number 1

Description

The first two American periodicals described by Frank Luther Mott as magazines appeared in Philadelphia in January 1741 after a fierce competition between two newspaper publishers. While Benjamin Franklin is credited with the original idea, Andrew Bradford beat him to press by three days after stealing Franklin’s editor.