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Defiance of the patriots : the Boston Tea Party & the making of America

Author: Benjamin L Carp
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2010.
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From the Publisher: On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of disguised Bostonians boarded three merchant ships and dumped more than forty-six tons of tea into Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party, as it later came to be known, was an audacious and revolutionary act. It set the stage for war and cemented certain values in the American psyche that many still cherish today. But why did the Tea Party happen? Whom  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin L Carp
ISBN: 9780300117059 0300117051
OCLC Number: 601347447
Description: xv, 311 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Teapot in a tempest --
The empire's corporation --
The ringleader of all violence --
Tea and scandal --
Enemies to their country --
The detestable tea arrives --
The destroyers at Griffin's Wharf --
Resolute men (dressed as Mohawks) --
Boycotting the accursed leaf --
Boston bears the blame --
Sugar, slaves, and the shadow of the Tea Party --
Secrecy and legacy.
Responsibility: Benjamin L. Carp.
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On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of disguised Bostonians boarded three merchant ships and dumped more than forty-six tons of tea into Boston Harbour. The Boston Tea Party, as it later  Read more...

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"A sterling account."--Michael Kenney, The Boston Globe -- Michael Kenney The Boston Globe "Assiduously researched."--Caleb Crain, The New Yorker -- Caleb Crain The New Yorker "A thoughtful, balanced Read more...

 
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