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    DescriptionYoung Americans know the story of 1773's Boston Tea Party - in which 100 colonists (disguised as Native Americans) charged three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbour. But do you know the story of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the New York Tea Party (April 1774)? The Annapolis Tea Party (October 1774)? The Charleston SC Tea Party (November 1774)? Revolutionary America was full of tea parties - and "Ten Tea Parties" is the first book to chronicle all of these uniquely American protests. Author and historian Joseph Cummins begins with the history of the East India Company (the biggest global corporation of the 18th century) and their staggering financial losses during the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars' worth of tea in today's money). From there we travel to Philadelphia, where 8,000 colonists gathered on Christmas Day to threaten the captain of a ship with tarring and feathering. Then we sail for New York City, where the Sons of Liberty stormed a British ship and tossed 18 chests of tea into the Hudson River. Still later, in Annapolis, a mob of patriots actually set a British ship on fire; its crew jumped overboard and the smell of the detestable weed carried for miles. "Ten Tea Parties" concludes with a discussion of how Americans have returned again and again to the tea party as a political protest. In 1973, during the 200th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, protestors dressed in tri-cornered hats and knee breeches to hang effigies of Richard Nixon. And in early 2009, a new political Tea Party formed out of disaffected conservative voters.

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    Ten Tea Parties
    Patriotic Protests That History Forgot
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    By (author) Joseph Cummins
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    ISBN 13: 9781594745607
    ISBN 10: 1594745609

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    Quirk Books
    Publication date
    17 January 2012
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    Joseph Cummins is an author and historian based in Maplewood, New Jersey. His last book for Quirk was Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Elections (2007). According to the New York Times/Freakonomics blog, that book wonderfully chronicles the campaign smears, attacks, and misdirections that have typified U.S. elections since George Washington's win in 1789. His other books include History's Great Untold Stories ('gripping stories and lively writing' - Library Journal) and a novel, The Snow Train (Akashic, 2001), which was called 'wonderful, sustained piece of intelligent and emotive writing' by the London Times.
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    "A fascinating book..."--"Tucson Citizen's ""Shelf Life" blog