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Roxbury during Siege of Boston

Meetinghouse Hill Roxbury

This four-part curriculum is designed to introduce students to Roxbury’s role during the Siege of Boston. It relies on primary sources to allow students to work like young historians, discovering what can be learned from documents such as maps, diaries, letters, images, and tax valuation lists.

Curriculum Guide

Primary Sources

Did You Know?

Daniel Webster speaking in the Senate chamber.

Daniel Webster was once rebuffed in his effort to speak at Faneuil Hall. His support of The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 earned for him the enmity of New England's abolitionists, and a worry that if he were allowed to speak, his appearance might spark a riot. He later spoke without incident.