John Adams Under Fire : The Founding Father's Fight for Justice in the Boston Massacre Murder Trial
by Dan Abrams
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents
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The case of the Boston Massacre
Everyone remembers John Adams as a Founding Father. 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. Yet when the soldiers faced trial, the young lawyer Adams was determined that they receive a fair one. He volunteered to represent them and in the process created some of the foundations of what would become U.S. law.
In this book, authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher draw on the trial transcript, using Adams’s own words to transport readers to colonial Boston, a city waiting for the spark that would ignite a war.
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|Release Date:||March 3, 2020|