Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot

Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot

by Joseph Cummins
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Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot by Joseph Cummins

Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party—in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But do you know the history of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the York, Maine, Tea Party (September 1774) or the Wilmington, North Carolina, Tea Party (March 1775)?

Ten Tea Parties is the first book to chronicle all these uniquely American protests. Author and historian Joseph Cummins begins with the history of the East India Company (the biggest global corporation in the eighteenth century) and their staggering financial losses during the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars in today’s money).

From there we travel to Philadelphia, where Captain Samuel Ayres was nearly tarred and feathered by a mob of 8,000 angry patriots. Then we set sail for New York City, where the Sons of Liberty raided the London and heaved 18 chests of tea into the Hudson River. Still later, in Annapolis, Maryland, a brigantine carrying 2,320 pounds of the “wretched weed” was burned to ashes.

Together, the stories in Ten Tea Parties illuminate the power of Americans banding together as Americans—for the very first time in the fledgling nation’s history. It’s no wonder these patriots remain an inspiration to so many people today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594745621
Publisher: Quirk Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

Joseph Cummins is an author and historian. His other books include Anything for a Vote and History’s Great Untold Stories. He lives in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
PidginPea More than 1 year ago
The Boston Tea Party is a well known piece of American history, but it's usually talked about as a singular event: the one tea party that happened that one time. But less well known is the fact that there were actually many tea parties happening around the country during that time, all with their own unique and interesting stories. Joseph Cummins' book Ten Tea Parties brings the stories of these forgotten tea parties to light in an informative and greatly enjoyable read. This book is in the "history" category, but it definitely doesn't read like a history book. Cummins weaves quotes and information from primary sources into his narrative, but he does it with the wonderfully conversational tone of a master storyteller. This is no dry restating of facts; Cummins makes history come alive by highlighting interesting, little known details about each tea party and their key players. This is a great read, especially for those with an interest in Revolutionary era American history. The author's passion for the subject is clear, and contagious too; I dare you to read this book and be able to resist sharing the fascinating tidbits you learn from it! { I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Full review posted on my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook. }
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good short read the presents a full account of the parties all across the USA during the American Revolution. The book has some funny parts as well. Make sure you love history before you start reading it.
Kristina_C More than 1 year ago
Ten Tea Parties is an excellent book. It goes through a story line of all of the "Tea Parties" that happened in America during the first colonies. It was very helpful due to the fact it explained that there's more than just the Boston Tea Party. As a matter of fact there's around 10 tea parties that history never told us. Some parts of the book seem a little biased but other than that I didn't find many weaknesses. It gives great descriptions with figurative language. Overall, this book was amazing and I recommend it to anyone who likes learning about the "forgotten" side of historical events.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best nonfiction book ever. But i found out that nonfiction is NOT my thing