American Tempest

    American Tempest

    How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

    Harlow Giles Unger

    Da Capo 2011

    Hardback 300pp Illustrated 285x160mm

    9780306819629   Product Code: 17092

    In an action-packed drama of colonial America, Unger reveals how the original Tea Party had less to do with tea than the political ambitions of James Otis Jr, a certifiably mad lawyer, and a bankrupt brewer named Sam Adams. These two took over the Boston merchants' protest movement against British import duties, seized political power in Massachusetts, and set off a social, political and economic storm that ended with the Declaration of Independence.

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