Boston, Bloody Boston: The Boston Revolution

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I actually didn’t know that Paul Revere was only one of many messengers who alerted the minutemen that the British troops were coming in, I only remember the story of Paul Revere himself warning them, but it again created a good story and would be inspiring. I also wasn’t aware that the Boston Massacre was really an unfortunate mishap, or that Reveres rendition of it that spread in print throughout the colonies, was false and misleading (“Boston, Bloody Boston: The Revolution”). Presenting a martyr figure in Crispus Attucks would also have roused the rebels, it was very clever. That brings me to one of my biggest surprises, just how significant the role of print and propaganda was in its impact on furthering and increasing rebellion, leading
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