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The Boston Massacre : a family history
2020
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A “people’s history” of the event that helped trigger the American Revolution draws on original sources and lively stories to recount the personal and political conflicts that led to the 1770 shooting of locals by British soldiers. 25,000 first printing. Illustrations. - (Baker & Taylor)

"A dramatic untold 'people's history' of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Author Serena Zabin (American studies, Carleton College) is co-designer of Witness to the Revolution, a video game about the Boston Massacre. In this accessible narrative for all, she explores the experiences of the British troops and their wives and children in Boston during the mid-18th century and their day-to-day interactions and relationships with the inhabitants of Boston. The book contains color historical illustrations. Annotation ©2020 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com) - (Book News)

“Historical accuracy and human understanding require coming down from the high ground and seeing people in all their complexity. Serena Zabin’s rich and highly enjoyable book does just that.”—Kathleen DuVal, Wall Street Journal

A dramatic, untold “people’s history” of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution.

The story of the Boston Massacre—when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death—is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political.

Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies. We see these families jostling with Bostonians for living space, finding common cause in the search for a lost child, trading barbs, and sharing baptisms. Becoming, in other words, neighbors. When soldiers shot unarmed citizens in the street, it was these intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution.

Serena Zabin’s The Boston Massacre delivers an indelible new slant on iconic American Revolutionary history.

- (HARPERCOLL)

A dramatic untold ‘people’s history’ of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution

The story of the Boston Massacre—when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death—is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. 
  
Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies. We see these families jostling with Bostonians for living space, finding common cause in the search for a lost child, trading barbs and and sharing baptisms. Becoming, in other words, neighbors. When soldiers shot unarmed citizens in the street, it was these intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution. 
 
Serena Zabin’s The Boston Massacre delivers an indelible new slant on iconic American Revolutionary history. 
- (Houghton)

A dramatic untold 'people's history' of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution

The story of the Boston Massacre'when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death'is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. 
  
Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies. We see these families jostling with Bostonians for living space, finding common cause in the search for a lost child, trading barbs and and sharing baptisms. Becoming, in other words, neighbors. When soldiers shot unarmed citizens in the street, it was these intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution. 
 
Serena Zabin's The Boston Massacre delivers an indelible new slant on iconic American Revolutionary history. 
- (Houghton)

A dramatic untold ‘people’s history’ of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution
- (Houghton)

A dramatic untold 'people's history' of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution
- (Houghton)

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