The Massachusetts Magazine, or Monthly Museum of Knowledge and Rational Entertainment
Volume 1, number 1
After publishing his intensely revolutionary newspaper, The Massachusetts Spy and editing The Royal American Magazine in 1774, Isaiah Thomas, started Massachusetts Magazine in 1789 and began publishing the first American novel, William Brown’s The Power of Sympathy, in its first issue. During its seven-year run, it produced high quality journalism and illustration. Thomas founded the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1812.