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The Boston Massacre: A Family History

March 02, 2021 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM


251 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 is available from 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.


March 2
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm