Defiance of the Patriots: Tufts Prf of History Benjamin Carp
Presented by Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
April 19, 2013
The new Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, which opened in late June 2012 on Boston’s historic waterfront, celebrates the original Patriots’ Day with a series of events on Fri., April 19, 2013. Patriots’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the first battles of the American Revolutionary War at Lexington and Concord, Mass. where ‘the shot was heard ‘round the world.’ These battles took place on April 19, 1775. The single most important event leading up to the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16, 1773. To celebrate, the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum brings to life revolutionary America with Tufts University Associate Professor of History, Benjamin Carp and author of the award-winning book Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America.
In two separate sessions, Professor Carp will be illuminating the myths, little known historical facts and the unique city life of 18th-century Boston. He will also highlight the global and local political ramifications of an iconic event in America’s tempestuous past which was the Boston Tea Party. Professor Carp is an expert in the area of Colonial, Revolutionary and early American history and is a consulting historian to the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum. His book will be available for sale and Professor Carp will sign copies at both sessions. Tickets also include assorted pastries and tea, beer or wine
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. AND 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.