Professor Robert Allison joins the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum for a discussion on the impact of the Boston Tea Party on America’s road to Revolution. As the cursed East India Company tea arrives in Boston Harbor between November 28th and December 15th 1773, the town of Boston becomes gripped by the drama of this boiling “tea crisis”. Intrigue developes between the Sons of Liberty and the tea Consignees while tensions rise at the Meetings of the Body of the People at Faneuil Hall and Old South Meeting House as demands and petitons are made to send the tea back to England. With the expiration of a 20-day deadline to land the tea looming, the Sons of Liberty march to Griffin’s Wharf and into history.
Thursday October 5th, 2023 at 7:00pm (Doors open 6:30pm)
This FREE hybrid event will take place in Abigail’s Tea Room at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum located at 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
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More about the guest speaker:
Robert J. Allison is a professor of history at Suffolk University. His books include The Crescent Obscured: The United States and the Muslim World, a biography of American naval hero Stephen Decatur, and short books on the history of Boston, the American Revolution, and an edition of The Interesting Narrative of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African. Two of his classes, “Before 1776: Life in Colonial America,” and “The Age of Benjamin Franklin” are available from The Great Courses. As chair of Revolution 250, a consortium of organizations planning Revolutionary commemorations in Massachusetts, he hosts its weekly podcast (https://www.buzzsprout.com/1336051) featuring conversations on the Revolution with historians and interpreters. He is President of the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (https://www.colonialsociety.org/), a scholarly organization focused on early American history, and a life-trustee of the USS CONSTITUTION Museum.
For contact information, visit https://www.robertallisonhistory.com/