As we approach the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, ERW is excited to have Dr. Benjamin Carp author of the book “Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America.” Dr. Carp’s book is one of the preeminent works on the Boston Tea Party.
Dr. Carp currently holds the Daniel M. Lyons Chair in American History at Brooklyn College as a member of its History Department and is affiliated Faculty in the History Program of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He specializes in the history of the American Revolution and the eighteenth century, particularly in the seaport cities of eastern North America. He has written about firefighting, gunpowder explosions, fear, Quaker merchants in Charleston, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson’s Embargo of 1807–1809.
Join ERW for a great discussion on the history of the Boston Tea Party, the complicated genesis of the event, its implications globally and dispelling some myths.