Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party

Update: 2023-10-013
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In December, 1773, hundreds of angry Bostonians charged into the harbor at Griffin’s Wharf, and tossed over 300 chests of tea into the icy waters below. This lawlessness marked the culmination of what many Americans viewed as decades worth of oppression and exploitation by the British. Ultimately leading to the American War of Independence, this nonviolent protest has become one of the most pivotal moments in American history.

But what circumstances led to the Boston Tea Party? Why was tea such a significant symbol of oppression? And why is the Boston Tea Party considered to be the single most important catalyst for the American Revolution?

This is a Short History Of The Boston Tea Party.

Written by Lindsay Galvin. With thanks to Benjamin Carp, Professor of History at Brooklyn College, and author of ‘Defiance Of The Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America’. 

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whirledly

turning this off part way through as I did not need to hear blow by blow accounts of the atrocities and violence that provide the very premise of toxic sick and thoroughly fucked American culture. the whole modern shitshow that is USA grew from violence and THE LOVE OF VIOLENCE. ugh. whoever wrote this episode needs to go back to writing whatever slasher fiction they enjoy so much

Oct 3rd
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