The anniversary of the Boston Tea Party on 16 December is coming up rapidly—Old South Meeting House already hosted its reenactment last weekend! I’ll dedicate the next few days to remarks about that event and its memory.
But first, some video links. Book TV has archived Tufts professor Benjamin L. Carp’s talk at the David Library in Pennsylvania about his new book, Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party & the Making of America. In addition, the Forum Network features two talks that Ben delivered about the Tea Party at Old South last December.
The Forum Network is based here in Boston, so it naturally preserves a number of other Tea Party-related talks as well:
- Amanda Lange on the culture of tea-, coffee-, and chocolate-drinking in early America.
- Russell Bourne on Boston’s waterfront mobs of the 1700s.
- Robert Allison on the drama of the Tea Party.
- Charles Bahne revisiting the event (in a lecture several years before).
- Ray Raphael on Samuel Adams’s real role in the tea crisis.
- Jonathan Chu on tea in America’s post-independence China Trade.