Description : "Part riot, part slaughter, the Boston Massacre of March 1770 was a political cause celebre and one of the key events leading to the American Revolution."
Description : Discusses the background and tensions which culminated in mob attack on British troops stationed in Boston and the deaths of five colonials.
Description : Describes the incidents leading up to the Boston Massacre, the event itself, the trial following it, and its importance in American history.
Description : The event known as the Boston Massacre is among the most familiar in U.S. history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions, and the long campaign to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity.
Description : On March 5, 1770, after being harassed for two years during their occupation of Boston, British soldiers finally lost control, firing into a mob of rioting Americans, killing several of them, including Crispus Attucks, a runaway slave and sailor, the first African American patriot killed. The aftermath of this ‘massacre’ led to what was eventually the American Revolution. The importance of the event grew, as it was used for political purposes, to stoke the fires of rebellion in the colonists and to show the British in the most unflattering light. The Boston Massacre gathers together the most important primary documents pertaining to the incident, along with images, anchored together with a succinct yet thorough introduction, to give students of the Revolutionary period access to the events of the massacre as they unfolded. Included are newspaper stories, the official transcript of the trial, letters, and maps of the area, as well as consideration of how the massacre is remembered today.
Description : A history of the Boston Massacre, a prelude to the Revolutionary War that occurred on March 5, 1770 when British troops, stationed in the colony to discourage dissent, fired into a crowd of demonstrators, killing five colonists and resulting in the murder trials of several soldiers.
Description : Discusses the situations and events that led to the Boston Massacre, the precursor to the American Revolutionary War, including information on the colonies' relationship with Britain and the effects of the French and Indian War.