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

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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John Adams under fire : the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial
Title
John Adams under fire
Title remainder
the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial
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Dan Abrams and David Fisher
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eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
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1966-
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Abrams, Dan
Dewey number
  • 973.3/113
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1946-
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Fisher, David
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  • Adams, John
  • Presidents
  • Boston Massacre, 1770
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Massachusetts
  • Boston (Mass.)
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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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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1138707396
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781335015921
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1138707396
Label
John Adams under fire : the founding father's fight for justice in the Boston Massacre murder trial, Dan Abrams and David Fisher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1138707396
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9781335015921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1138707396

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