Examining the “Boston Massacre” Through Primary Sources
A Lesson with Support for English Learners
By Amy Culler
Alta Loma School District

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Boston Massacre March 5, 1770
Paul Revere Engraving

Paul Revere, the American patriot who warned that the British were coming, engraved this depiction of the Boston Massacre

Boston Massacre March 5, 1770
W. Champney, Painter. John Bufford, lithographer, 1856

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