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Boston served as the cradle of liberty for the thirteen colonies who gained their independence from Great Britain in 1783. Some of the most famous protests of the American Revolution occurred in Boston: The Stamp Act riots (1765), the Boston Massacre (1770), the Boston Tea Party (1773), and the Battle of Bunker Hill (1775). Discover how the thirteen colonies began their quest for independence by taking the “Boston: Cradle of Liberty” 3 hour walk in the company of a historian.
Aristocrats, immigrants, reformers, prostitutes, jazz legends, activists, yuppies, artists – at some point, each of these groups has found a home in Boston’s South End. But in 1820 it was still largely under water. At that time, Boston’s population was rapidly expanding and a massive landfill project was underway to dramatically alter the geography of the city. Boston’s own Charles Bulfinch, architect of the United States Capitol and the Massachusetts State House, was asked to lay out a neighborhood worthy of the urban elite on the new plot of land.
Between 1933 and 1945, the Third Reich stole thousands of priceless art works from art dealers in German occupied countries. Jewish artists and art dealers had their collections confiscated or were forced to sell their works under duress and at under market prices. Many pieces art, the ones Hitler didn’t care for, were auctioned to raise money for the German war effort. Other works, especially those by Old Masters and Germanic artists, were systematically looted and stored until they could be displayed in the epic Führermuseum, destined to be built in Linz, Austria.