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John Adams under fire : the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial / Dan Abrams and David Fisher.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at York County Libraries.

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Dillsburg Area Public Library Adults 973.3 ABR Nonfiction (Text) 34001001371739 Adult Area Available -
Mason-Dixon Public Library Adults 973.3 ABR Nonfiction (Text) 34262000895421 Main Room Recently Returned -
  Plated 2020: Donated from the Estate of George F. Kauffman, York, Pennsylvania
Village Library Adults 973.3 ABR Nonfiction (Text) 34215000777593 Reading Room New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781335015921
  • ISBN: 1335015922
  • Physical Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario : Hanover Square Press, [2020]

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index.
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History remembers John Adams as a Founding Father and our country's second president. But in the tense years before the American Revolution, he was still just a lawyer, fighting for justice in one of the most explosive murder trials of the era. On the night of March 5, 1770, shots were fired by British soldiers on the streets of Boston, killing five civilians. The Boston Massacre has often been called the first shots of the American Revolution. As John Adams would later remember, "On that night the formation of American independence was born." Yet when the British soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them, keeping the peace in a powder keg of a colony, and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become United States law.
Subject: Adams, John, 1735-1826.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Law > Massachusetts > History.
Lawyers > Massachusetts > Biography.
Trials (Murder) > Massachusetts > Biography.
Boston Massacre, 1770.
Massachusetts > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Boston (Mass.) > Trials, litigation, etc.
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