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- DescriptionThis thrilling book tells the full story of the an iconic episode in American history, the Boston Tea Party-exploding myths, exploring the unique city life of eighteenth-century Boston, and setting this audacious prelude to the American Revolution in a global context for the first time. Bringing vividly to life the diverse array of people and places that the Tea Party brought together-from Chinese tea-pickers to English businessmen, Native American tribes, sugar plantation slaves, and Boston's ladies of leisure-Benjamin L. Carp illuminates how a determined group of New Englanders shook the foundations of the British Empire, and what this has meant for Americans since. As he reveals many little-kwn historical facts and considers the Tea Party's uncertain legacy, he presents a compelling and expansive history of an iconic event in America's tempestuous past.
- Author BiographyBenjamin L. Carp is associate professor of history at Tufts University.
- Author(s)Benjamin L. Carp
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication14/10/2011
- SubjectMilitary History
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note33 black-&-white illustrations
- Weight340 g
- Width234 mm
- Height154 mm
- Spine23 mm
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