Gary Gregory, Edes & Gill and Lessons on Liberty

Printing and Revolution: The role of printers in Revolutionary Boston

Printers played a critical role in both reporting what was happening in Boston and elsewhere in the colonies, and in fomenting Revolution.

In this session, Gary Gregory, who has recreated Edes & Gill, one of the most consequential print shops in Revolutionary Boston, takes us through the history of printing in the colonies and the role that notable printers played from before the Revolution through the adoption of the Constitution. Gary will also discuss his most recent project, which was a five-year-long effort to find and reproduce broadside of the Constitution that was distributed in Boston prior to ratification.

Gary Gregory is founder and proprietor of Edes & Gill and Lessons on Liberty.