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#51: Serena Zabin - "The Boston Massacre"

Axelbank Reports History and Today

On this episode, we talk with Dr. Serena Zabin about her groundbreaking book, "The Boston Massacre: A Family History." She explains why we have misunderstood the landmark event in America's founding as a battle between two sides. Rather, she argues, the Boston Massacre was an intimate moment among members of a community. Revolutionary-era Boston was a place where intermingling was unavoidable and where colonists, British soldiers and the enslaved were swept into a tide of events that led to commotion, and ultimately, death. She also helps us explore how Paul Revere made sure to use the media to stoke the embers they would eventually lead to revolution. She even tells us which single piece of evidence would help us even more-fully understand how the massacre happened!Dr. Zabin is available on social media at twitter.com/serenazabinHer website is serenazabin.comSupport our show at patreon.com/axelbankhistory**A portion of every contribution will be given to a charity for children's literacy**"Axelbank Reports History and Today" can be found on social media at twitter.com/axelbankhistoryinstagram.com/axelbankhistoryfacebook.com/axelbankhistory

53mins

1 Jun 2021

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296 Serena Zabin, The Boston Massacre: A Family History

Ben Franklin's World

Is there anything more we can know about well-researched and reported events like the Boston Massacre? Are there new ways of looking at oft-taught events that can help us see new details about them, even 250 years after they happened? Serena Zabin, a Professor of History at Carleton College in Minnesota and the author of the award-winning book, The Boston Massacre: A Family History, joins us to discuss the Boston Massacre and how she found a new lens through which to view this famous event that reveals new details and insights. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/296 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute The Ben Franklin's World Shop Seizing Freedom podcast Complementary Episodes Episode 159: Serena Zabin, The Revolutionary Economy Episode 228: Eric Hinderaker, The Boston Massacre Episode 229: Patrick Griffin, The Townshend Moment Episode 230: Mitch Kachun, The First Martyr of Liberty Episode 294: Mary Beth Norton, 1774: The Long Year of Revolution Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Amazon Music Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter

56mins

2 Mar 2021

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E101: Serena Zabin: The Boston Massacre: A Family History

Dispatches: The Podcast of the Journal of the American Revolution

Serena Zabin is the winner of the 2020 Journal of the American Revolution Book of the Year award. In this fresh interpretation, Serena Zabin paints a stirring new picture of an event that defined the Revolutionary Era. For more information visit www.allthingsliberty.com

25mins

6 Feb 2021

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The Boston Massacre: A Family History with Serena Zabin

Revolution 250 Podcast

Serena Zabin joins us to talk abut her great book, The Boston Massacre: A Family History,.  Who were the soldiers from the 29th Regiment, and what kinds of relationships did they have with the citizens of Boston before March 5, 1770?  Hint:  At least 40 married Boston women, and a hundred brought infants to be baptized at King's Chapel.  Think you know the story of the Massacre?  Think again.  And we hear about the computer game, Witness to a Revolution, that Serena Zabin and her Carleton College students are creating.  

33mins

21 Oct 2020

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The 1770 Boston Massacre w/ Serena Zabin - A True Crime History Podcast

Most Notorious! A True Crime History Podcast

The city of Boston was put to the test when occupying British soldiers opened fire into a crowd of rioters on March 5th, 1770. Known forever as the Boston Massacre, it later became a rallying cry for the American Revolution. My guest is Carlton College's Professor Serena Zabin, author of "The Boston Massacre: A Family Affair". Her research into the pivotal event breaks some longstanding myths on the Massacre, including introducing evidence that suggests that many of the British soldiers who occupied Boston homes in the late 1760s actually assimilated smoothly into the city during their stay. Become a Most Notorious patron at: www.patreon.com/mostnotorious

53mins

30 May 2020

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157. Finding the Hidden Families behind the Boston Massacre with Serena Zabin

Conversations at the Washington Library

On the evening of March 5, 1770, Captain Thomas Preston and a small contingent of British Redcoats under his command fired into a crowd of civilians massing on King Street in Boston, killing several people. Many of us are familiar with Paul Revere’s famous engraving of what he called “the Bloody Massacre,” what we now know as “the Boston Massacre.” But Revere’s depiction of the incident obscures much more than it reveals about the thousands of connections between Bostonians and the British Army in the years before the American Revolution. On today's episode, we're pleased to bring you the audio version of Jim Ambuske's recent live stream conversation with Dr. Serena Zabin, professor of history at Carleton College. Zabin is the author of the new book, The Boston Massacre: A Family History. About Our Guest: Serena Zabin is a professor of early America and director of the program in American Studies at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. She received degrees from Bowdoin College, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Professor Zabin’s newest work, The Boston Massacre: A Family History, was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in February 2020. About Our Host: Jim Ambuske, Ph.D. leads the Center for Digital History at the Washington Library. A historian of the American Revolution, Scotland, and the British Atlantic World, Ambuske graduated from the University of Virginia in 2016. He is a former Farmer Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the University of Virginia Law Library. At UVA Law, Ambuske co-directed the 1828 Catalogue Project and the Scottish Court of Session Project.  He is currently at work on a book about emigration from Scotland in the era of the American Revolution as well as a chapter on Scottish loyalism during the American Revolution for a volume to be published by the University of Edinburgh Press.--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mountvernon/support

1hr 3mins

7 May 2020