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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