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American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series

Boston's Massacre

2018-10-03 19:00:00 2018-10-03 20:00:00 America/New_York American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series Marmalade Branch

Wednesday, October 03
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2018-10-03 19:00:00 2018-10-03 20:00:00 America/New_York American History, Culture, and Society Lecture Series University of Utah professor Eric Hinderaker, author of Boston's Massacre, will present a lecture about the event that became a catalyst for the American Revolution. Marmalade Branch

University of Utah professor Eric Hinderaker, author of Boston's Massacre, will present a lecture about the event that became a catalyst for the American Revolution.

The lecture will be followed by a discussion moderated by Lara Jones of KRCL Radio.

THE BOSTON MASSACRE

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd in front of Boston’s Custom House, killing five people. This event, which came to be known as the Boston Massacre and was a key trigger in the coming of the American Revolution, is familiar yet poorly understood. It is important to ask what happened, but also why it was remembered the way it was. The Boston Massacre provides an opportunity to reflect on the way memories are shaped and politicized in the wake of controversial events.

ABOUT ERIC HINDERAKER

Eric Hinderaker is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Utah, where he has taught for more than 25 years and has served as Department Chair and Director of Graduate Studies. He received his PhD from Harvard University. His research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Huntington Library. He is the author or co-author of four books, as well as a leading American History textbook. His most recent book, Boston’s Massacre, was a finalist for the 2018 George Washington Prize.

AGE GROUP:   Teens   Adults  

EVENT TYPE:   Conversations   Books & Reading  

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The Salt Lake City Public Library's Marmalade Branch is the anchor of a mixed-use project developed as a key part of the Redevelopment Agency (RDA) of Salt Lake City's master plan for the Marmalade/West Capitol Hill area of the city. The neighborhood serves as a gateway to Salt Lake City from the north, and the Marmalade Branch is both a hub for neighborhood gatherings and an important welcome for visitors, highlighting a focus on development in the area. On-street parking is available on 500 North and 300 West, and UTA routes offer service with stops immediately in front of the Library on 300 West.

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