This is the first in a series of chronological abstracts on the Boston Massacre.
We will cover events from October 1, 1768 to March 5, 1770; the night of the Massacre. A post-mortem will be conducted on those that were killed by the British Grenadiers. Additionally, we will overview key legal and political figures, on both sides of the pond, summarizing their resting place in history.
By the last abstract, we hope you will have an in-depth understanding of the root social, military and legal stimuli leading to the Massacre. Here’s a starter: At trial John Adams clearly accused Parliament of being primarily responsible for creating an environment that exploded on March 5th. Several historians imply that Sam Adams was just as culpable for the deaths that night by manipulating the press and inciting the population of Boston. Future abstracts will describe several other near misses earlier in the run up to the Boston Massacre.
By the end of our last abstract you will have extensive information, from many perspectives, to draw your own conclusion. Viewing the Massacre with a 21st Century frame of reference may skew your understanding of the “The Bloody Riot perpetrated on King Street”. You are welcome to share your thoughts or documentation on our blog at any time.
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Great Work! So glad to see other walking guides whose research and use of primary sources is so thorough. DLa xxx (a.k.a. Mistress xxxxxxxxx de la xxx) #ocbground