April, 1775: No Great Surprise--A lecture by historian Ray Raphael
In March 250 years ago, British soldiers shot into a crowd and killed five civilians outside Boston’s Old State House on a blustery night in 1770. Join the Concord Museum for a conversation on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 with Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College who offers a unique view of the British occupation of Boston in her new book Boston Massacre: A Family History. Professor Zabin highlights that the British army was a family institution at that time 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 event of the Boston Massacre that led to the bitterly found American Revolution?
To register for this Concord Museum Forum go to www.concordmuseum.org. Participants will be sent a link prior to the event. This virtual event is free. Donations help support the Museum’s Education initiatives.
Professor Zabin’s new book Boston Massacre: A Family History is available at the Concord Bookshop. www.concordbookshop.com
This program is supported in part by the Sally Lanagan Fund.