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Serena Zabin

Biography

Serena Zabin

Serena Zabin is a professor of history and director of the American studies program at Carleton College. She is the author of DANGEROUS ECONOMIES: Status and Commerce in Imperial New York and THE NEW YORK CONSPIRACY TRIALS OF 1741: Daniel Horsmanden’s Journal of the Proceedings. She is also the codesigner of a forthcoming serious video game about the Boston Massacre, Witness to the Revolution.

Serena Zabin

Books by Serena Zabin

by Serena Zabin - History, Nonfiction

The story of the Boston Massacre --- when on a late winter evening in 1770, British soldiers shot five local men to death --- is familiar to generations. But from the very beginning, many accounts have obscured a fascinating truth: the Massacre arose from conflicts that were as personal as they were political. Professor Serena Zabin draws on original sources and lively stories to follow British troops as they are dispatched from Ireland to Boston in 1768 to subdue the increasingly rebellious colonists. And she reveals a forgotten world hidden in plain sight: the many regimental wives and children who accompanied these armies.