Roxbury during Siege of Boston
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.
Did You Know?
Owning a shop to sell sewing supplies was one of the few occupations available to women in 18th century Boston. Many women were widowed by the French & Indian War and supported their families by working in the sewing trades. By 1770 over 70 shop-owning women in Boston were called "She-Merchants."