Book Discussion on Cradle of Violence

Russell Bourne talked about his book Cradle of Violence: How Boston’s Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution, published by… read more

Russell Bourne talked about his book Cradle of Violence: How Boston’s Waterfront Mobs Ignited the American Revolution, published by Wiley. He argued that Boston’s waterfront gangs were responsible for starting the tradition of anti-British resistance that eventually led to the American Revolution. He described the Stamp Act riots of 1765 and the Boston Tea Party of 1773 and explained that the gangs' violent protests included tarring and feathering customs officials, burning a lieutenant governor’s mansion, and fighting British soldiers in the streets.

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Book Discussion on Cradle of Violence

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194561-1
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2006
Last Aired:
Oct 16, 2006

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  • Sep 30, 2006 | 8:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 15, 2006 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2006 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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