American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

by Harlow Giles Unger

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American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution by Harlow Giles Unger

On Thursday, December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men, many dressed as Indians, dumped roughly £10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor. Whatever their motives at the time, they unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm that would culminate in the Declaration of Independence two-and-a-half years later.

The Boston Tea Party provoked a reign of terror in Boston and other American cities as tea parties erupted up and down the colonies. The turmoil stripped tens of thousands of their homes and property, and nearly 100,000 left forever in what was history's largest exodus of Americans from America. Nonetheless, John Adams called the Boston Tea Party nothing short of "magnificent," saying that "it must have important consequences."

Combining stellar scholarship with action-packed history, Harlow Giles Unger reveals the truth behind the legendary event and examines its lasting consequence--the spawning of a new, independent nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306819766
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/08/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 356,476
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

A former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in American History at Mount Vernon, Harlow Giles Unger is a veteran journalist, broadcaster, educator, and historian. He is the author of seventeen books, including five biographies of America's Founding Fathers. He lives in New York.

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