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Happy Blow Your Fingers Off with Fireworks Day! On this great and glorious day, let’s remember that one of the key causes of the American Revolution was whites discovering their Black labor were allying with the British. Starting in November 1774 — five months before the Battles of Lexington and Concord — Blacks in the […]
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This is the grave of the Boston Massacre dead. So here’s the thing about the Boston Massacre: it’s one of these super-patriotic moments when our ancestors stood up to those damned lobsterbacks, etc. But this was really a bunch of jerks acting like thugs in the street, throwing rocks and ice at the British soldiers. […]
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This is the grave of Joseph Warren. Born in 1741 in Roxbury, Massachuestts, Warren grew up in the respectable class of his colony. His father was a reasonably well off farmer who died in 1755 after falling out of an apple tree. Warren still managed to attend Harvard, where he graduated in 1759. He became […]
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