ADHS 1130 History of Boston: Puritans to Patriots (Spring: 4 )
Course covers the history of Boston from its founding through the momentous events of the 17th and 18th centuries when Boston became the second most important city in the British Empire. During the tumultuous 18th century, Boston significantly expanded financially and geographically, becoming the capital of New England before facing a number of difficulties in the mid-1700's. Course traces Boston's central role in the American Revolution, with an emphasis on Adams, Revere and others, as well as the Boston Massacre, the Tea Party and the Battle of Bunker Hill. We will then focus on how Boston reinvented itself after independence to become by the 1820's, the "Hub of the Universe."
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