Boston Bread Riot of April 1710

Submitted by FHMaster on Fri, 01/06/2017 - 22:38

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Bread_Riot

"In April 1710, a group of men broke the rudder of a cargo ship belonging to merchant Andrew Belcher, to stop its cargo of wheat from being shipped away and sold abroad. The next day, about 50 men attempted to force the ship's captain ashore, intending to loot the ship of its grain. They were arrested, but popular support for their cause resulted in them being released without charges."

Year
1710
Month
04
Location
Boston
State
Perpetrator
Event Type
Source
A People's History of the United States