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The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt.
The bloody massacre perpetrated in King Street Boston on March 5th 1770 by a party of the 29th Regt.
1 print : engraving with watercolor, on laid paper.
Boston : [s.n.], 1770.
Prints and Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-DIG-ppmsca-01657

Related Resources

America's Library

America's Library is especially designed for elementary and middle school students. This site contains a wide variety of information related to the American Revolution and the founding fathers.

Jump Back in Time: Revolutionary Period (1764-1789)

Meet Amazing Americans: John Adams

Meet Amazing Americans: Benjamin Franklin

Meet Amazing Americans: Thomas Jefferson

Meet Amazing Americans: James Madison

Meet Amazing Americans: George Washington

Exhibitions

American Treasures of the Library of Congress - Top Treasures

This online exhibition contains Thomas Jefferson's rough draft of the Declaration of Independence, with emendations by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin. It also includes other top treasures at the Library of Congress such as the Virginia Declaration of Rights and George Washington's commission as commander-in-chief.

Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words

This exhibition indicates the depth and breadth of Benjamin Franklin's public, professional, and scientific accomplishments through important documents, letters, books, broadsides, and cartoons. The sections of this exhibition that directly relate to the American Revolution are titled A Cause For Revolution, Break with Britain, Continental Congress, and Treaty of Paris.

Creating the United States

This online exhibition offers insights into how the nation’s founding documents were forged and the role that imagination and vision played in the unprecedented creative act of forming a self–governing country. The exhibition includes a section on creating the Declaration of Independence.

Declaring Independence: Drafting the Documents

This exhibition includes a timeline; an essay on the drafting of the Declaration; and related documents, manuscripts, and prints such as Thomas Jefferson's "original Rough draught" and George Washington's personal copy of the Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence.

John Bull & Uncle Sam: Four Centuries of British-American Relations

Exhibition that examines U.S. and British relations from colonial times to the twentieth century, including manuscripts, maps, and prints from the American Revolution.

Religion and the Founding of the American Republic

Explores the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, in the shaping of early American life and politics, and in forming the American Republic. Includes sections titled Religion and the American Revolution and Religion and the Congress of the Confederation, 1774-89.

Thomas Jefferson

This exhibition focuses on the legacy of Thomas Jefferson--founding father, farmer, architect, inventor, slaveholder, book collector, scholar, diplomat, and the third president of the United States. Includes a section on the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and its aftermath.

Global Gateway

France in America

Conceived in partnership with France’s national library, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, France in America/France en Amérique is a bilingual digital library made available by the Library of Congress. It explores the history of the French presence in North America from the first decades of the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth century, including a section titled The French and North America after the Treaty of Paris (1763-1803).

Prints and Photographs Division

Pictorial Americana: Selected Images from the Collections of the Library of Congress

Pictorial Americana, a 1955 Library of Congress publication, contains a chapter listing selected images related to the American Revolution.

Search the Prints and Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC) for additional images concerning the American Revolution.

The Teachers Page

American Memory Timeline: The American Revolution, 1763-1783

Contains short essays on different aspects of the American Revolution and links to related primary source materials found within American Memory.

Webcasts

Benjamin Franklin: A Documentary History

J.A. Leo Lemay presented a lecture on Benjamin Franklin in a program sponsored by the Interpretive Programs Office, Manuscript Division, Center for the Book and Publishing Office. His presentation was based on a compilation of the sources for his projected seven-volume biography of Franklin.

Publishing the Declaration of Independence

Robin Shields discusses the American Declaration of Independence, focusing on its distribution through early American newspapers. Fifteen newspapers containing the Declaration from the Library of Congress's Serial and Government Publication Division's American newspaper collection are profiled. Shields highlights the importance of newspapers for the success of the American Revolution and the influence newspaper printers had on the independence movement.

National Book Festival Webcasts

David McCullough: 2002 National Book Festival

David McCullough is the award-winning biographer, historian, lecturer and narrator of some of television's most distinguished historical series. McCullough discussed his book John Adams at the 2002 National Book Festival.

Walter Isaacson: 2003 National Book Festival

Audio recording of Walter Isaacson discussing his book Benjamin Franklin: An American Life at the 2003 National Book Festival.

Ron Chernow: 2004 National Book Festival

Ron Chernow discussed his biography of Alexander Hamilton at the 2004 National Book Festival.

David McCullough: 2005 National Book Festival

David McCullough is the award-winning biographer, historian, lecturer and narrator of some of television's most distinguished historical series. McCullough presented a lecture on his book 1776 at the 2005 National Book Festival.

Joseph J. Ellis: 2005 National Book Festival

Joseph J. Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College, discussed his book His Excellency: George Washington at the 2005 National Book Festival.

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