Defiance of the Patriots : The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2011-10-25
  • Publisher: Yale University Press

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This evocative and enthralling book presents the broadest account yet of a defining event in American history, which forged the American character and continues to shape its politics today. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Benjamin L. Carp is associate professor of history at Tufts University.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations and Mapsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Teapot in a Tempestp. 1
The Empire's Corporationp. 7
"The Ringleader of All Violence"p. 25
Tea and Scandalp. 49
"Enemies to Their Country"p. 70
The Detestable Tea Arrivesp. 95
The Destroyers at Griffin's Wharfp. 117
"Resolute Men (Dressed as Mohawks)"p. 141
Boycotting the Accursed Leafp. 161
Boston Bears the Blamep. 182
Sugar, Slaves, and the Shadow of the Tea Partyp. 204
Conclusion: Secrecy and Legacyp. 218
Appendix: Boston Tea Party Participantsp. 234
Abbreviationsp. 240
Notesp. 243
Manuscript Sources Citedp. 286
Further Readingp. 289
Indexp. 297
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