A wigmaker’s apprentice who finds himself at the scene of the Boston Massacre.
At age 13, boys like Bartholomew Broaders began apprenticeships. Leaving their parents homes to live and study under a master of a craft. Being teenagers, apprentices often got into a lot of mischief. Bartholomew Broaders and his friends were doing just that on the night of March 5th, but in the volatile town they lived in, youthful mischief quickly turned into a violent altercation which ended in bloodshed.
For more information on Bartholomew Broaders, try:
- A Short Narrative of the Horrid Massacre in Boston hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society- This is a published account from the 1700s that includes Bartholomew’s account of that night.
- Bartholomew Broaders and Google Books from the blog Boston 1775- In this article, the author discovers what happened to the young apprentice after traumatic events of the Boston Massacre.