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March 5 - The Worker Uprising That Sparked the American Revolution

March 5, 2020

On this day in Labor History the year was 1770. That was the day of the Boston Massacre, when the first shots of the American Revolution were fired. But did you know that the massacre happened in part because of a dispute over jobs?  In 1767 the British had passed the Townshend Revenue Act.