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Author Cummins, Joseph.
Title Ten tea parties : patriotic protests that history forgot / by Joseph Cummins.
Published Philadelphia : Quirk Books, c2012.
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 Floor2  E215.7 .C85 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Description 224 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216) and index.
Contents Tea and the Company -- The Boston Tea Party -- The Philadelphia Tea Party -- The Charleston Tea Parties -- The New York Tea Party -- The Chestertown Tea Party -- The York Tea Party -- The Annapolis Tea Party -- The Edenton and Wilmington Tea Parties -- The Greenwich Tea Party -- Appendix: Even more tea parties.
Summary Everyone knows about the Boston Tea Party, in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But did you know about the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the ones in York, Maine (September 1774) or Wilmington, North Carolina (March 1775)? This 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 from the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars in today's money). In Philadelphia, Captain Samuel Ayres was nearly tarred and feathered by a mob of 8,000 angry patriots. In Annapolis, Maryland, a brigantine carrying 2,320 pounds of the "wretched weed" was burned to ashes. Together, these stories illuminate the power of Americans banding together as Americans--for the first time in the fledgling nation's history.--From publisher description.
Subject Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773.
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes.
Protest movements -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Taxation -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
East India Company -- History -- 18th century.
Tea -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
ISBN 1594745609
9781594745607
OCLC number 719428387