• Run up to The Boston Massacre of 1770

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    FOT1311447
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    3262 x 2397 px
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    276 x 203 mm
    10.9 x 8.0 in
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    Run up prelude The Boston Massacre of March 5th 1770 March 2nd Affray British Soldiers beat & chased rope makers feelings of resentment tense relations British American colonial history 18th century 1770's independence propaganda old illustration engraving stock image stock photo
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    Engraved Illustration from a history of England published 1912 showing an incident 3 days before the massacre where soldiers beat & chased ropemakers through the town inflaming the townsfolk & causing resentment. Info from Wiki: The Boston Massacre, known as the Incident on King Street by the British,[2] was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five male civilians and injured six others. The incident was heavily propagandized by leading Patriots, such as Paul Revere and Samuel Adams, to fuel animosity toward the British authorities.[3][4][5] British troops had been stationed in Boston, capital of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, since 1768 in order to protect and support crown-appointed colonial officials attempting to enforce unpopular Parliamentary legislation. Amid ongoing tense relations between the population and the soldiers, a mob formed around a British sentry, who was subjected to verbal abuse and harassment. He was eventually supported by eight additional soldiers, who were subjected to verbal threats and thrown objects. They fired into the crowd, without orders, instantly killing three people and wounding others. Two more people died later of wounds sustained in the incident.
    Uploader
    David John George Carton
    Contributor
    nowandthenimages
    Date Taken
    1912
    Uploaded on
    2016-03-10
    Collection
    America North & South
    Category
    Events
    Sub Category
    Protest
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    • Country: Worldwide Usage: Single company - multiple use editorial only Industry sector: Education Start: 28 December 2017 Duration: Unlimited