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From the Boston Massacre to Black Lives Matter

THE LEGACY OF CRISPUS ATTUCKS PART V This post is the final part of a series of articles originally published by Revolutionary Spaces that explored the legacy of Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the Boston Massacre. These posts were written by students in the Master of Public History program at Northeastern University. Crispus Attucks […]

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America’s Bicentennial

THE LEGACY OF CRISPUS ATTUCKS PART IV This post is part of a series of articles originally published by Revolutionary Spaces that explored the legacy of Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the Boston Massacre. These posts were written by students in the Master of Public History program at Northeastern University. Crispus Attucks was an […]

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Reinventing Crispus Attucks for the Abolitionist Movement

The Legacy of Crispus Attucks Part I This post is part of a series of articles originally published by Revolutionary Spaces that explored the legacy of Crispus Attucks, the first victim of the Boston Massacre. These posts were written by students in the Master of Public History program at Northeastern University. Crispus Attucks was an […]

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Remixing the Revolution

Hip hop’s beats and rhymes take up the unresolved debates and open questions of the American Revolution – How are our voices heard? What should liberty look and sound like? What does it mean to be free? – galvanizing new generations to fight for their own answers to these questions. Watch the recording of this evening of hip-hop performance and conversation with conscious hip-hop artists The Reminders & Tem Blessed, moderated by New York Times bestselling author Adam Bradley.

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Britain Begins Taxing the Colonies: The Sugar & Stamp Acts

In May 1763, colonial Britons celebrated their country’s victory over France in the Seven Year War. One year later, they attacked British plans to tax them to pay for their own defense. Was this a reasonable and legitimate exercise of British authority, or was it tyranny?

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Anger and Opposition to the Stamp Act

When news of the Stamp Act reached Bostonians in spring of 1765, they opposed the new tax on paper documents. Reacting through the written word and physical violence, Bostonians played a significant role in the repeal of the Stamp Act before it came in effect.

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Building the Bunker Hill Monument

In the decades following the Battle of Bunker Hill, Americans created a shared story of this significant moment in the founding of the United States. When the land of the original battlefield came up for sale in the 1820s, Bostonians decided to build a permanent addition to the Boston landscape that commemorated this event. The building of the Bunker Hill Monument took decades of work and cost thousands of dollars.

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The Battle of Bunker Hill

On June 17, 1775, New England soldiers clashed with the British army for the first time in a pitched battle. Through this video series and article, learn about this “Decisive Day” and the bloody fighting that took place throughout the hilly landscape of Charlestown, across the Charles River from Boston.