Yale Club of Boston - Defiance of Patriots: The Boston Tea Party of 1773

Yale Club of Boston - Defiance of Patriots: The Boston Tea Party of 1773
Thu, 10/21/2010 - 6:30pm
On the evening of December 16, 1773, a group of disguised Bostonians boarded three merchant ships and dumped more than forty-six tons of tea into Boston Harbor. The Boston Tea Party was a daring and revolutionary act that set the stage for war. Professor Benjamin Carp of Tufts University unveils a full story of the Tea Party—exploding myths, exploring the unique city life of Boston, and setting this extraordinary event in a global context for the first time. Come hear how a determined group shook the foundations of a mighty empire, and what this iconic event has meant for Americans since.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Benjamin L. Carp '98 is author of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America. He is Associate Professor of History at Tufts University, where he teaches the history of early America. His first book is Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution. He lives in Somerville, MA.
Additional Notes: ABOUT THE BOOK Professor Carp will sign books purchased at the event at a table in the Main Hall following the program. Old South Meeting House Members receive 10% off their book purchase!
This event is Free and Open to the Public

Thursday, October 21
6:30 PM
Old South Meeting House - 310 Washington Street, Boston (map)