Boston and the American Revolution: Men and Monuments
Jun 30, 2006
In many ways, the American Revolution started in the Boston area of colonial America. Dr. Ridpath will offer brief biographical and intellectual sketches of some of the individuals who played an important, but less widely known role in this event.
Included in this saga will be John Hancock, James Otis, Samuel Adams, the young John Adams, James Warren and his influential wife Mercy Otis Warren, as well as the notorious cabal known as the Sons of Liberty.
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Mary Ann Sures will give an illustrated tour of historic sites in Boston and its environs, including: the Old State House; the site of the Boston Massacre; Old North church ("One, if by land, and two, if by sea"); Lexington Green ("But if they mean to have a war, let it begin here"); Concord and the North Bridge ("Here once the embattled farmers stood"); Bunker Hill. Mrs. Sures will also offer further recommendations of what to see in this great American city.