The Freeholder’s Magazine, or, Monthly Chronicle of Liberty

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Title

The Freeholder’s Magazine, or, Monthly Chronicle of Liberty

Publisher

Printed for Isaac Fell

Date

March-August 1770

Coverage

London

Subject

Volume 2, numbers 1–6

Description

No magazines were being published in America at the time of the notorious Boston Massacre on March 5, 1770. A re-engraving of Henry Pelham’s original of the event was published in London to illustrate a six-page account. While various American broadsides and newspaper printings, including the highly sought reprinting by Paul Revere, fueled the fires of colonial revolution, an image of the massacre did not appear in an American magazine until 1835.