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“The Bloody Massacre in King-Street:” Paul Revere, the Boston Massacre, and Crispus Attucks

What does Paul Revere’s engraving of the Boston Massacre tell us about the beginnings of the American Revolution? In this episode of BRIdge from the Past, Mary explores the Boston Massacre engraving by Paul Revere and the "Crispus Attucks" painting by Herschel Levit. Both sources depict the clash between British soldiers and American colonists in March of 1770 that acted as a catalyst for the start of the Revolutionary War. What additional context can we gain by examining the painting of "Crispus Attucks" alongside the engraving by Paul Revere?

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