Book Reviews of The Shoemaker and the Tea Party : Memory and the American Revolution

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party : Memory and the American Revolution
The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Memory and the American Revolution
Author: Alfred F. Young
ISBN-13: 9780807054055
ISBN-10: 0807054054
Publication Date: 3/17/2000
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Beacon Press
Book Type: Paperback
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My husband, a great history student, says that he thought this book was very interesting, despite all he thought he knew about the Boston Tea Party. He learned a lot about Boston and the people that lived there. But most most interesting was the fact that nobody cared about the Tea Party for 50 years afterward, only then did it get its popular name. People were ashamed of the "Destruction of Tea in the Harbour" - as it was first called - because it was an illegal mob action. The book explains what changed these sentiments and why it became an important event. The shoemaker was George Hewes: he took part in the activity and 50 years later people recognized his part in it.
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There is some marginal notes and underlining in this book, in pencil, easily erased. Otherwise very good condition.