Reconstructionism and questionable historicity

I have been watching that HBO miniseries “John Adams” on TMN. I read the book it is based on and I have enjoyed the TV version equally.

However, I have to say that interpreting history is a bit tricky. The piece is set in the 1770s and it portrays the poor Massachusetts colonists as brutally surpressed by the British. You really feel for those poor farm boy colonists.

The problem is that just 15-20 years before those same poor Massachusetts colonists led the charge for the ethnic cleansing of the Acadians from Nova Scotia.

Funny thing, history.