The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2000-03-17
ISBN: 9780807054055
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book Excerpt:

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-01-17
ISBN: 0807071420
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shoemaker and the Tea Party Book Excerpt:

George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

The Tea Party

The Tea Party
Author: Ronald P. Formisano
Publsiher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN: 1421406101
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tea Party Book Excerpt:

A historian looks at the remarkable rise of the Tea Party movement and its effect on American politics. The Tea Party burst on the national political scene in 2009–2010, powered by right-wing grassroots passion and Astroturf big money. Its effect is undeniable, but the message, aims, and staying power of the loosely organized groups seem unclear. In this book, American political historian Ronald P. Formisano probes the rise of the Tea Party movement during a time of economic crisis and cultural change and examines its impact on American politics. A confederation of intersecting and overlapping organizations, with a strong connection to the Christian fundamentalist Right, the phenomenon could easily be called the Tea Parties. The American media’s fascination with the Tea Party?and the tendency of political leaders embracing the movement to say and do outlandish things?not only helped the movement, but also has diverted attention from its roots, agenda, and the influence it holds over the Republican Party and the American political agenda. Looking at the Tea Party’s claims to historical precedent and patriotic values, Formisano locates its anti-state and libertarian impulses deep in American political culture as well as in recent voter frustrations. He sorts through the goals the movement’s different factions espouse and shows that, ultimately, the contradictions of Tea Party libertarianism reflect those ingrained in the broad mass of the electorate. Throughout American history, movements have emerged to demand reforms or radical change, only to eventually fade away, even if parts of their programs often are later adopted. Whether the Tea Party endures remains to be seen, but Formisano’s brief history certainly offers clues.

15 Primary Source Activities

15 Primary Source Activities
Author: Louise Hopping,Lorraine Hopping Egan
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 84
Release: 2003-06
ISBN: 9780439251846
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

15 Primary Source Activities Book Excerpt:

Contains ready-to-use plays, readings, simulations, map projects, and other motivating activities based on historical documents.

Crashing the Tea Party

Crashing the Tea Party
Author: Paul Street,Anthony R. Dimaggio
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-12-03
ISBN: 1317261925
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crashing the Tea Party Book Excerpt:

The Tea Party has been the most high profile and controversial social movement in the US of recent times. But real analysis of the Tea Party remains slim - is it a genuine social movement or a topdown interest group created by the Republican Party and corporate funding? Crashing the Tea Party is based on first-hand observation of local Tea Party chapters, and undertakes a critical journalistic and scholarly examination from the national and local level. Paul Street and Anthony DiMaggio provide a carefully documented account which challenges conventional wisdoms. Crashing the Tea Party fills the gap in public understanding about this particular social movement, and how social movements in general relate today to the ideologies of left and right and the mass media.

Boston Tea Party

Boston Tea Party
Author: Ida Walker
Publsiher: ABDO Publishing Company
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2007-09-01
ISBN: 1617851574
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boston Tea Party Book Excerpt:

Discusses how and why American colonist protested high taxes from Great Britain by dumping tea in the Boston Harbor in 1773.

Defiance of the Patriots

Defiance of the Patriots
Author: Benjamin L. Carp
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-10-26
ISBN: 0300168454
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defiance of the Patriots Book Excerpt:

This thrilling book tells the full story of the an iconic episode in American history, the Boston Tea Party-exploding myths, exploring the unique city life of eighteenth-century Boston, and setting this audacious prelude to the American Revolution in a global context for the first time. Bringing vividly to life the diverse array of people and places that the Tea Party brought together-from Chinese tea-pickers to English businessmen, Native American tribes, sugar plantation slaves, and Boston's ladies of leisure-Benjamin L. Carp illuminates how a determined group of New Englanders shook the foundations of the British Empire, and what this has meant for Americans since. As he reveals many little-known historical facts and considers the Tea Party's uncertain legacy, he presents a compelling and expansive history of an iconic event in America's tempestuous past.

Liberty Tree

Liberty Tree
Author: Alfred F. Young
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 429
Release: 2006-11-06
ISBN: 0814796850
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberty Tree Book Excerpt:

With the publication of Liberty Tree, acclaimed historian Alfred F. Young presents a selection of his seminal writing as well as two provocative, never-before-published essays. Together, they take the reader on a journey through the American Revolution, exploring the role played by ordinary women and men (called, at the time, people out of doors) in shaping events during and after the Revolution, their impact on the Founding generation of the new American nation, and finally how this populist side of the Revolution has fared in public memory. Drawing on a wide range of sources, which include not only written documents but also material items like powder horns, and public rituals like parades and tarring and featherings, Young places ordinary Americans at the center of the Revolution. For example, in one essay he views the Constitution of 1787 as the result of an intentional accommodation by elites with non-elites, while another piece explores the process of ongoing negotiations would-be rulers conducted with the middling sort; women, enslaved African Americans, and Native Americans. Moreover, questions of history and modern memory are engaged by a compelling examination of icons of the Revolution, such as the pamphleteer Thomas Paine and Boston's Freedom Trail. For over forty years, history lovers, students, and scholars alike have been able to hear the voices and see the actions of ordinary people during the Revolutionary Era, thanks to Young's path-breaking work, which seamlessly blends sophisticated analysis with compelling and accessible prose. From his award-winning work on mechanics, or artisans, in the seaboard cities of the Northeast to the all but forgotten liberty tree, a major popular icon of the Revolution explored in depth for the first time, Young continues to astound readers as he forges new directions in the history of the American Revolution.

Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams
Author: John K. Alexander
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2011-06-16
ISBN: 9780742570351
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Samuel Adams Book Excerpt:

This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is that Adams was unflinchingly committed to promoting and defending republican constitutions and ideals. He wanted the revolutionary generation to bequeath a land of liberty and equality to the nation's posterity.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Colonial American History

Term Paper Resource Guide to Colonial American History
Author: Roger M. Carpenter
Publsiher: Greenwood
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2009-06-22
ISBN: 0313355452
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Term Paper Resource Guide to Colonial American History Book Excerpt:

With this guide, major help for term papers relating to Colonial American history has arrived in a volume sure to enrich and stimulate students in challenging and enjoyable ways. • Each event entry begins with a brief summary to pique interest • Each entry offers original and thought-provoking term paper ideas in both standard and alternative formats that often incorporate the latest in electronic media, such as the iPod and iMovie • The best in primary and secondary sources for further research are annotated • Vetted, stable website suggestions and multimedia resources, usually videos, are noted for further viewing • Alternative term paper suggestions encourage role-playing to personalize the learning experience

Gale Researcher Guide for The Tea Act and Its Aftermath

Gale Researcher Guide for  The Tea Act and Its Aftermath
Author: Ella Wagner
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2018-09-28
ISBN: 1535861878
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gale Researcher Guide for The Tea Act and Its Aftermath Book Excerpt:

Gale Researcher Guide for: The Tea Act and Its Aftermath is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

Martyr To Freedom

Martyr To Freedom
Author: Zachary Martin
Publsiher: Hamilton Books
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2011-04-16
ISBN: 0761854231
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Martyr To Freedom Book Excerpt:

Captain Daniel Drayton was an Atlantic coastal trader and abolitionist who led a life filled with ambition but afflicted by failure. This book explores his life and questions possible motives behind his tragic suicide in the summer of 1857 in New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The Spirit of 74

The Spirit of  74
Author: Ray Raphael,Marie Raphael
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN: 1620971275
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of 74 Book Excerpt:

How ordinary people went from resistance to revolution: “[A] concise, lively narrative . . . the authors expertly build tension.” —Publishers Weekly Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and “the shot heard ’round the world,” but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of ’74 fills in this gap in our nation’s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea Party, Parliament not only shut down a port but also revoked the sacred Massachusetts charter. Completely disenfranchised, citizens rose up as a body and cast off British rule everywhere except in Boston, where British forces were stationed. A “Spirit of ’74” initiated the American Revolution, much as the better-known “Spirit of ’76” sparked independence. Redcoats marched on Lexington and Concord to take back a lost province, but they encountered Massachusetts militiamen who had trained for months to protect the revolution they had already made. The Spirit of ’74 places our founding moment in a rich new historical context, both changing and deepening its meaning for all Americans.

The Education of John Adams

The Education of John Adams
Author: R. B. Bernstein
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-04-21
ISBN: 0197502725
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Education of John Adams Book Excerpt:

The Education of John Adams is the first biography of John Adams by a biographer with legal training. It examines his origins in colonial Massachusetts, his education, and his struggle to choose a career and define a place for himself in colonial society. It explores the flowering of his legal career and the impact that law had on him and his understanding of himself; his growing involvement with the American Revolution as polemicist, as lawyer, as congressional delegate, and as diplomat; and his commitment to defining and expounding ideas about constitutionalism and how it should work as the body of ideas shaping the new United States. The book traces his part in launching the government of the United States under the U.S. Constitution; his service as the nation's first vice president and second president; and his retirement years, during which he was first a vexed and rejected ex-president and then became the revered Sage of Braintree. It describes the relationships that sustained him - with his wife, the brilliant and eloquent Abigail Adams; with his children; with such allies and supporters as Benjamin Rush and John Marshall; with such sometime friends and sometime adversaries as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson; and with such foes as Alexander Hamilton and Timothy Pickering. Bernstein establishes Adams as a key figure in the evolution of American constitutional theory and practice. This is the first biography to examine Adams's conflicted and hesitant ideas about slavery and race in the American context, raising serious questions about his mythic status as a friend of human equality and a foe of slavery. This book's foundation is the record left by Adams himself-- in diaries, letters, essays, pamphlets, and books. The Education of John Adams concludes by re-examining the often-debated question of the relevance of Adams's thought to our own time.

So Great a Proffit

So Great a Proffit
Author: James R. Fichter,James R Fichter
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 402
Release: 2010-05-31
ISBN: 9780674050570
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Great a Proffit Book Excerpt:

"Fichter has given us a powerful and authoritative book of major importance to students of empire and business alike." --

The Martyr and the Traitor

The Martyr and the Traitor
Author: Virginia DeJohn Anderson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN: 019991687X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Martyr and the Traitor Book Excerpt:

In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring back to the beleaguered Continental Army general, George Washington. The other man traveled to New York to accept a captain's commission in a loyalist regiment before returning home to recruit others to join British forces. Neither man completed his mission. Both met their deaths at the end of a hangman's rope, one executed as a spy for the American cause and the other as a traitor to it. Neither Nathan Hale nor Moses Dunbar deliberately set out to be a revolutionary or a loyalist, yet both suffered the same fate. They died when there was every indication that Britain would win the American Revolution. Had that been the outcome, Dunbar, convicted of treason and since forgotten, might well be celebrated as a martyr. And Hale, caught spying on the British, would likely be remembered as a traitor, rather than a Revolutionary hero. In The Martyr and the Traitor, Virginia DeJohn Anderson offers an intertwined narrative of men from very similar backgrounds and reveals how their relationships within their families and communities became politicized as the imperial crisis with Britain erupted. She explores how these men forged their loyalties in perilous times and believed the causes for which they died to be honorable. Through their experiences, The Martyr and the Traitor illuminates the impact of the Revolution on ordinary lives and how the stories of patriots and loyalists were remembered and forgotten after independence.

Making Slavery History

Making Slavery History
Author: Margot Minardi
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2010-10
ISBN: 0195379373
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Slavery History Book Excerpt:

Examining how memory both catalyzes and curtails social change, this book concerns how commemorative culture shaped antislavery politics in early national Massachusetts. Abolitionists drew on their state's Revolutionary heritage to mobilize opposition to Southern slavery, but black and white activists diverged in terms of how they idealized black historical agency.

First Martyr of Liberty

First Martyr of Liberty
Author: Mitch Kachun
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN: 0199910863
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

First Martyr of Liberty Book Excerpt:

First Martyr of Liberty explores how Crispus Attucks's death in the 1770 Boston Massacre led to his achieving mythic significance in African Americans' struggle to incorporate their experiences and heroes into the mainstream of the American historical narrative. While the other victims of the Massacre have been largely ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of freedom during the era of the American Revolution. He became a symbolic embodiment of black patriotism and citizenship. This book traces Attucks's career through both history and myth to understand how his public memory has been constructed through commemorations and monuments; institutions and organizations bearing his name; juvenile biographies; works of poetry, drama, and visual arts; popular and academic histories; and school textbooks. There will likely never be a definitive biography of Crispus Attucks since so little evidence exists about the man's actual life. While what can and cannot be known about Attucks is addressed here, the focus is on how he has been remembered--variously as either a hero or a villain--and why at times he has been forgotten by different groups and individuals from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Multicultural America

Multicultural America
Author: Carlos E. Cortés
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 2475
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN: 1452276269
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multicultural America Book Excerpt:

This comprehensive title is among the first to extensively use newly released 2010 U.S. Census data to examine multiculturalism today and tomorrow in America. This distinction is important considering the following NPR report by Eyder Peralta: “Based on the first national numbers released by the Census Bureau, the AP reports that minorities account for 90 percent of the total U.S. growth since 2000, due to immigration and higher birth rates for Latinos.” According to John Logan, a Brown University sociologist who has analyzed most of the census figures, “The futures of most metropolitan areas in the country are contingent on how attractive they are to Hispanic and Asian populations.” Both non-Hispanic whites and blacks are getting older as a group. “These groups are tending to fade out,” he added. Another demographer, William H. Frey with the Brookings Institution, told The Washington Post that this has been a pivotal decade. “We’re pivoting from a white-black-dominated American population to one that is multiracial and multicultural.” Multicultural America: A Multimedia Encyclopedia explores this pivotal moment and its ramifications with more than 900 signed entries not just providing a compilation of specific ethnic groups and their histories but also covering the full spectrum of issues flowing from the increasingly multicultural canvas that is America today. Pedagogical elements include an introduction, a thematic reader’s guide, a chronology of multicultural milestones, a glossary, a resource guide to key books, journals, and Internet sites, and an appendix of 2010 U.S. Census Data. Finally, the electronic version will be the only reference work on this topic to augment written entries with multimedia for today’s students, with 100 videos (with transcripts) from Getty Images and Video Vault, the Agence France Press, and Sky News, as reviewed by the media librarian of the Rutgers University Libraries, working in concert with the title’s editors.

Women and War

Women and War
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1851097708
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and War Book Excerpt: