The Royal American Magazine, or Universal Repository of Instruction and Amusement.

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Title

The Royal American Magazine, or Universal Repository of Instruction and Amusement.

Publisher

I[saiah] Thomas

Date

January 1774– February 1775

Coverage

Boston

Subject

Volume 1, numbers 1–12, and volume 2, numbers 1–2

Description

Isaiah Thomas introduced The Royal American Magazine in January 1774.Throughout his six months of editorship, articles appeared in support of the cause of independence, accompanied by inflammatory illustrations engraved by his friend Paul Revere, including portraits of patriots Samuel Adams and John Hancock. The magazine took a more moderate tone after the editorship was ceded to Joseph Greenleaf, and it limped to an end in March 1775.