Book Discussion on American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked A Revolution

Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration… read more

Harlow Unger presented a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration against the British collection of import duties was composed “mostly of smugglers and tax evaders” and led by lawyer James Otis, Jr., and brewer Sam Adams. Mr. Unger recounts that the protests spread throughout the country and included assaults against opponents of the protests, which spurred George Washington to declare the protesters vandals. Harlow Unger recalled the Boston Tea Party at Barnes & Noble in New York City. He responded to questions from members of the audience. close

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Book Discussion on American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked A Revolution

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New York, New York, United States
First Aired:
Apr 17, 2011
Last Aired:
Dec 16, 2013

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  • Apr 17, 2011 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 23, 2011 | 4:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 30, 2011 | 11:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2011 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Aug 20, 2011 | 1:18am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 20, 2011 | 5:47am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 16, 2012 | 6:02pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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  • Dec 15, 2013 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 16, 2013 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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