Boston's Massacre: Military-Civilian Relations in an Anglo-Atlantic Community with Dr. Eric Hinderaker

Main Library

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Join Dr. Eric Hinderaker, Professor of History at the University of Utah, in a discussion of the Boston Massacre. Students of history typically understand this event as a precursor to the American Revolution, but rarely understand the broader context that makes the event so important.

Hinderaker will describe Boston's place in Britain's Atlantic empire, analyze its economic, social, and political evolution, and situate its occupation by British troops in relation to the militarization of the Anglo-Atlantic World. Dr. Hinderaker will also discuss the ways that changing public opinion following the Boston Massacre played a role in challenging British authority in North America.

In conjunction with Dr. Hinderaker's lecture, join us for our American Histories Film Series. On February 28, at 7pm, join us for Liberty! The American Revolution, the PBS series that highlights events leading to the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Location: Main Library

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