250 years ago this March, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. In her new book on the Boston Massacre, Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College, offers a unique view of the British occupation of Boston highlighting that the British army at that time was a family institution with soldiers being accompanied by their wives and children, who lived side-by-side (and often in common cause) with their fellow Bostonians. How did this familial bond break in the violent events of the Boston Massacre that led to a bitterly fought American Revolution?
Please join us for this virtual Concord Museum Forum.
Professor Zabin’s new book Boston Massacre: A Family History will be available for signing in partnership with the Concord Bookshop.
Donations are encouraged to support the Concord Museum’s Education initiatives.
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.