Isaiah's Indenture

In this short reenactment, patriot printer Isaiah Thomas, played by Neil Gustafson, describes his apprentice indenture and why it is important to him. This film is part of a larger digital project about Isaiah Thomas, currently in prototype form at

This video explores themes discussed in The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1800, the 2021 NEH summer institute.

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1:53 Isaiah Thomas indenture Isaiah Thomas Indenture

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