Defiance of the Patriots

The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America
Author(s): 
Carp, Benjamin L.
ISBN: 
9780300178128
Date published: 
September 2011
Paperback
Price: 
£20.00

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 did it involve? What did it mean? The answers to these questions are far from straightforward.