Episode 13 • The Occupation of Boston & The First American Death of The Revolution
Tensions have reached the point where a murder takes place, the killing of a young boy. Or, was it self-defense? In this show I discuss the Occupation of Boston, put the sheer number of soldiers into perspective, and then the tragic death of a young boy, Christopher Seider. You can weigh the evidence and decide if the outcome is something you believe is fair and just.
I dig deep into court transcripts and witness statements to bring you a complete and hopefully accurate picture of what took place. What John Adams says about the defendant, who shot Christpher Seider, is crazy...but presumably accurate.
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Episode 12 show notes, resources and information
Extracts From Letters Written at the Time of the Occupation of Boston by the British
Occupied America: British Military Rule and the Experience of Revolution (Audiobook)