This course is delivered online via zoom
The Incident on Kings St, as it is known to the British, is considered one of the most significant events in turning native sentiment against King George III and British Parliamentary authority in America, and in colonial history as a whole. In this course we will examine how on 5th March 1770 what started as a rather insignificant event resulted in British soldiers shooting and killing several people while being harassed by a mob in Boston.
We will examine the investigation and the subsequent propaganda battle waged between Boston's Patriots and Loyalists. Both sides published pamphlets that told strikingly different stories, which were principally published in London in a bid to influence opinion there. We will study the trials and the legacy of the Boston Massacre on American history and its significance in the bigger picture of imperial rule practised around the world.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Denise McGivney-Nolan
How will I be taught?
Balance of tutor input via slides which are available for students to download from the Moodle website with discussion with students and some in class activities.
What do I need to bring with me?
Pen and paper
What can I do next?
To other history courses or Latin language courses. Please ask at an Adult Education Centre or visit our website: www.kentadulteducation.co.uk
What do I need to join the course
This is a course for everyone with an interest in history.
Getting to your course
Sevenoaks Adult Education Centre
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code SEV/91230/J/NC.