The American View

“A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston” Town of Boston. Re-published with Notes and Illustrations by John Doggett, Jr. (New York, 1849), pp. 13-19; 21-22; 28-30. The Horrid Massacre was one of the landmark events leading up to the American Revolution. Months’ worth of tensions between Bostonians and the British troops who had been quartered there to keep order finally boiled over on 5 March 1770 when redcoats fired into a crowd of rowdy civilians. Go here to view article



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