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Isaiah Thomas: Patriot Printer

2016, American Antiquarian Society

About this site

Isaiah Thomas was a printer in Massachusetts during the American Revolution. This site tells about his exciting life in six chapters. Each chapter includes the four features shown below: a video, an interactive document, a game and a set of relevant primary sources.

Home page

Artifact Explorer

Each interactive document can be explored by clicking the highlighted areas to see a small window offering more information.

Artifact Explorer

Transcription Lens

Another feature of the interactive document is the transcription lens; dragging the lens over the document reveals a text transcription.

Transcription Lens

Text Explorer

The interactive document also includes an interactive text transcription; highlighted lines link to historical explanations of the text, underlined text links to definitions and brief biographies.

Text Explorer