The March 1770 killing of five Massachusetts civilians helped spark the Revolutionary War, but many new-millennium citizens possess only the foggiest notions about the Boston Massacre. This new addition to Commonwealth's New England Remembers series recapitulates this historic confrontation and the controversy that still surrounds it.
Robert J. Allison chairs Suffolk University’s History Department, and also teaches at the Harvard Extension School. His works include: “Before 1776: Life in the American Colonies,” The Teaching Company. Great Courses (2009), And free, on-line courses: The U.S. Constitution: A Biography (http://www.udemy.com/us-constitution/). History of Boston (live in October 2014): (http://www.historyofboston.org) He is president of the South Boston Historical Society, vice president of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts.