Teapot in a Tempest: the Boston Tea PArty of 1773, Part 2
December 10, 2009
The Boston Tea Party lives on in history and memory, inspiring speakers for and against slavery, women's suffragists, anti-immigration advocates, Gandhi, Sun Yat-sen, Martin Luther King Jr and countless modern tax protests. But most of the images of the Tea Party are wrong, the Mohawk disguises are misunderstood and Americans' penchant for coffee has little to do with politics. Join us as Professor Benjamin Carp discusses how to best understand and remember the Boston Tea Party.