The Boston Massacre

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W.W. Norton, 1996 - History - 372 pages
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"In hard, tight, and exact language, disciplined by close reasoning and close documentation, and seasoned with a sharp sense of character and drama, Hiller B. Zobel has written a definitive account. . . . Full of gripping detail, a good deal of myth-shattering, and some discriminating reappraisals".--New York Times Book Review.

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Summary of a book: The Boston Massacre by Hiller B. Zobel
Published in 1970, First Edition
Revolution is the fight for a cause which the perpetrators believe to be right, just, and fair to all members of a group, community, state, or entire nation. Revolution is the attitudes and voice of the people. Sometimes it echoes the thoughts, ideals, and feelings of the ruling class, common laborers and poor working class people alike. Protestors use brute force to get their points across to an oppressive government ruling them in their own country, or oppressors from abroad. One of the ways that interested parties are effected is by the economic hardships of their everyday lives. Areas of interest vary from agriculture, manufacturers, merchants, trade, shippers, Customs Officers, tax collectors, and purchased goods. All these things help to shape a nation's development and its economy.
Revolutions are started by the opposition of orders to do anything which a voting majority has decided for or against. The opposition refuses to obey authority or chooses to totally ignore an order given to them. This activity normally results in the arrests of persons involved. Military force is sometimes used to impose a tax on a massive population that has chosen not to pay it; while law abiding citizens are obediently paying the unfair taxes imposed on them.
The Boston Colonists refused to be taken advantage of by an unprofitable enterprise. Boston and England should have been able to come to an agreement, that would benefit both countries. Unfortunately, all of Boston broke out into a long period of mob violence which sparked the American Revolution of 1775. That event led to the signing of the Declaration of Independence of 1776. Anyway, winning the American Revolution freed the country of any remaining
responsibilities it had to England.
Whenever, there is a rule or law, that threatens the liberties, the rights, and freedoms of men they must be challenged. The men who fought the American Revolution realized that their rights as a free nation were being violated. And, they wanted to do something about it. They demanded equality and won.
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About the author (1996)

Hiller B. Zobel was an associate in the admiralty department of the Boston law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould and is a graduate of the Law School of Harvard University.

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