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Coverage for grant FB-58271-15

A New History of the Boston Massacre
Serena Zabin, Carleton College

Grant details:

Winner of the 2020 Journal of the American Revolution Book-of-the-Year Award (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Editors
Publication: Journal of the American Revolution
Date: 1/29/2021
Abstract: "The Journal of the American Revolution is pleased to announce The Boston Massacre: A Family History by Serena Zabin (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) as winner of the 2020 Journal of the American Revolution Book-of-the-Year Award."

Serena Zabin's webpage (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Serena Zabin
Date: 2/18/2020
Abstract: For the book: "Historian Serena Zabin weaves colorful stories from original sources, following British troops as they make their way from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies. We see these families jostling with Bostonians for living space, finding common cause in the search for a lost child, trading barbs and and sharing baptisms – becoming, in other words, neighbors. When soldiers shot unarmed citizens in the street, it was these intensely human, now broken bonds that fueled what quickly became a bitterly fought American Revolution."