The Struggle for American Independence: The Tea Parties

In this episode, I cover the tea parties – concerted acts of resistance against the Tea Act of 1773 – that broke out in many of the colonies. While almost all histories of the timeframe concentrate on the Boston Tea Party, I felt it was important to cover how other colonies responded to the Tea Act as well. I conclude by foreshadowing the British policies to come, which would treat Massachusetts especially harshly for their radical gesture in Boston Harbor.


Recommended Readings:

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

Mercy Otis Warren, The Rise, Progress, and Termination of the American Revolution

Murray Rothbard, Conceived in Liberty

-Dave Benner, Compact of the Republic: The League of States and the Constitution (Chapter 2)

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