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Shoemaker and the Tea Party : Memory and the American Revolution

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9780807054055

ISBN10:
0807054054
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Trade Paper
Pub. Date:
3/17/2000
Publisher(s):
Beacon Press
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Summary

Honored in the 1830s for his participation in the Boston Tea Party, George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker, exemplified the role of the common man in the Revolution. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights of how memory shapes our understanding of history.

Author Biography

Alfred F. Young is Senior Research Fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago and professor emeritus of history at Northern Illinois University. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
PART ONE George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742--1840) 1(84)
A Man in His Nineties
7(7)
A Boston Childhood
14(6)
The Apprentice
20(6)
The Shoemaker
26(7)
The Massacre
33(9)
The Tea Party
42(4)
Tar and Feathers
46(6)
The Patriot
52(6)
Soldier and Sailor
58(9)
Family Man
67(4)
Veteran
71(8)
Hero
79(6)
PART TWO When Did They Start Calling It the Boston Tea Party? 85(110)
Taming the Revolution, 1765--1775
92(7)
The Destruction of the Tea, 1773
99(9)
Taming the Memory of the Revolution, 1783--1820
108(13)
Merchants, Mill Owners, and Master Mechanics
121(11)
The Discovery of the Veterans, 1825
132(11)
Claiming the Revolution: The Radical Challenge, 1835
143(12)
The Recovery of the Tea Party
155(11)
The Appropriation of a Shoemaker
166(14)
Into History: The Ongoing Contest for the Revolution
180(15)
Afterword 195(13)
Notes 208(41)
Acknowledgments 249(5)
Index 254


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