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Boston’s Massacre

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$16.95 • £13.95 • €15.50

ISBN 9780674237384

Publication Date: 03/04/2019


384 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

24 photos, 5 maps

Belknap Press


  • List of Maps and Illustrations*
  • Introduction
  • 1. A War of Words
  • 2. Town and Crown
  • 3. Smugglers and Mobs
  • 4. Imperial Spaces
  • 5. Settling In
  • 6. Provocations
  • 7. Uncertain Outcomes
  • 8. Four Trials
  • 9. Contested Meanings
  • 10. A Usable Past
  • Appendix: Eyewitness Accounts
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index
  • * Maps and Illustrations
    • Maps
      • Boston Harbor and surroundings, 1770
      • Town of Boston, 1770
      • King Street and central Boston, 1770
      • Barracks in Boston, 1768
      • Tracking deserters, 1769
    • Illustrations
      • Engraving of four coffins representing four victims of the shooting
      • Title page of Horrid Massacre
      • Title page of Unhappy Disturbance
      • Thomas Hutchinson, by Edward Truman
      • Samuel Adams, by John Singleton Copley
      • James Otis Jr., by Joseph Blackburn
      • The Hutchinson House
      • A New Plan of ye Great Town of Boston in New England, by William Price
      • Boston, Its Environs and Harbour
      • “A Plan of Castle William and the Island at Boston,” by Thomas Pownall
      • Cantonment of British Forces in North America, 1766
      • A View of Part of the Town of Boston in New-England and Brittish Ships of War Landing Their Troops, 1768, engraved and printed by Paul Revere [1770]
      • Cartouche of Revere’s 1770 print
      • Richard Dana, by John Singleton Copley
      • View of Castle Island, 1770
      • John Adams, by Benjamin Blyth
      • Title page of The Trial of William Wemms et al.
      • Fruits of Arbitrary Power, by Henry Pelham
      • Paul Revere’s engraving of the “Bloody Massacre”
      • 1772 broadside featuring Paul Revere’s “Bloody Massacre”
      • 1771 almanac page featuring Paul Revere’s “Bloody Massacre”
      • Plan of Castle Island, by John Montresor
      • Boston Massacre, March 5th 1770, by William Champney
      • The Boston Massacre Monument

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