Watch our newest film “Son of Liberty, Man of Law: John Adams and the Boston Massacre Trial” where we explore the events of March 5, 1770. Learn about what some historians call the “first casualties of the American Revolution” and the impact that the proceeding trial had on American law.



  • Prof. Renée Lerner, Donald Phillip Rothschild Research Professor, George Washington University Law School 
  • Prof. Serena Zabin, Chair of History, Carleton College
  • Prof. Robert Allison, Professor & Chair, History, Language & Global Culture
  • Hon. Hiller Zobel, Former Associate Justice of the Superior Court of Massachusetts



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