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The Boston Massacre : a family history / Serena Zabin.

Zabin, Serena R., (author.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Allentown Public Library System.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lehigh Valley Library System. (Show)

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Allentown Public Library 973.3 ZABI (Text) 34455006676395 New Adult Non-Fiction On Holds Shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780544911154
  • ISBN: 0544911156
  • Physical Description: xvi, 296 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [233]-284) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: March, 1770 -- Families of Empire -- Inseparable Interests, 1766-1767 -- Seasons of Discontent, 1766-1767 -- Under One Roof -- Love Your Neighbor, 1768-1770 -- Absent Without Leave 1768-1770 -- A Deadly Riot -- Gathering Up, 1770-1772 -- Epilogue: Civil War, 1772-1775.
Prologue -- Families of empire, 1765 -- Inseparable interests, 1766-67 -- Seasons of discontent, 1766-68 -- Under one roof, 1768 -- Love your neighbor, 1769-70 -- Absent without leave, 1768-70 -- A deadly riot: March 1770 -- Gathering up: March 6, 1770-August 1772 -- From shooting to massacre, October-December 1770 -- Epilogue: Civil war. -- Contents, page [vii].
Summary, etc.:
"A dramatic untold 'people's history' of the storied event that helped trigger the American Revolution"-- Provided by publisher.
"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 the history of the event has always obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Historian Serena Zabin weaves colorful stories from original sources, following British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. She reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied the troops. 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 such intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution." -- Jacket.
Subject: Boston Massacre, 1770.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Women.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Social aspects.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Causes.
Great Britain. Army. Regiment of Foot, 29th > History.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > British forces.
Families of military personnel > North America > History > 18th century.
Military dependents > Great Britain > History.
Army spouses > North America > History > 18th century.
Boston (Mass.) > History > Revolution, 1775-1783.

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