Analysis Of Paul Revere's The Bloody Massacre In King-Street

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In all, there were 4000 soldiers in Boston by the beginning of 1770. Tensions were running in the city with only 15,000 inhabitants. On March 5, crowds of apprentices, laborers, and merchants began to throw snowballs and rocks at the British soldiers. A single shot rang out at first, then several other soldiers shot as well When the dust settled, 5 people were dying or either dead. An African American merchant sailor who escaped from slavery 20 years prior also died, making him the first African American to die for the American dream.
Three weeks later, Paul Revere’s engraving “The Bloody Massacre in King-Street” could arguably be the most effective piece of war propaganda in the entire history of America. However, it is not accurately
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