By Marissa Moss

Although so much scholars are accustomed to the tale of the way patriots poured tea into Boston Harbor to protest the tax, they might not concentrate on the tales of comparable tea protests in different colonies. Moss explores 4 diversified towns (Boston, Charleston, manhattan, and Philadelphia), describing how anger over the taxes on tea helped gas the yank Revolution. The old money owed are expertly informed, and readers may be simply drawn in. the writer explains why the tax used to be before everything placed into position after which strikes in the course of the occasions surrounding the marketing of tea. basic records that come with letters, ads, maps, and newspaper articles are interwoven.

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