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Ten Tea Parties: Patriotic Protests That History Forgot [Hardcover]

Joseph Cummins
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17 Feb 2012
Young Americans know the story of 1773's Boston Tea Party - in which 100 colonists (disguised as Native Americans) charged three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into the Boston Harbour. But do you know the story of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the New York Tea Party (April 1774)? The Annapolis Tea Party (October 1774)? The Charleston SC Tea Party (November 1774)? Revolutionary America was full of tea parties - and "Ten Tea Parties" is the first book to chronicle all of these uniquely American protests. Author and historian Joseph Cummins begins with the history of the East India Company (the biggest global corporation of the 18th century) and their staggering financial losses during the Boston Tea Party (more than a million dollars' worth of tea in today's money). From there we travel to Philadelphia, where 8,000 colonists gathered on Christmas Day to threaten the captain of a ship with tarring and feathering. Then we sail for New York City, where the Sons of Liberty stormed a British ship and tossed 18 chests of tea into the Hudson River. Still later, in Annapolis, a mob of patriots actually set a British ship on fire; its crew jumped overboard and the smell of the detestable weed carried for miles. "Ten Tea Parties" concludes with a discussion of how Americans have returned again and again to the tea party as a political protest. In 1973, during the 200th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, protestors dressed in tri-cornered hats and knee breeches to hang effigies of Richard Nixon. And in early 2009, a new political Tea Party formed out of disaffected conservative voters.

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Quirk Books; 1 edition (17 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594745609
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594745607
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 13.3 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,866,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A fascinating book..."--"Tucson Citizen's ""Shelf Life" blog

About the Author

Joseph Cummins is an author and historian based in Maplewood, New Jersey. His last book for Quirk was Anything for a Vote: Dirty Tricks, Cheap Shots, and October Surprises in U.S. Presidential Elections (2007). According to the New York Times/Freakonomics blog, that book wonderfully chronicles the campaign smears, attacks, and misdirections that have typified U.S. elections since George Washington's win in 1789. His other books include History's Great Untold Stories ('gripping stories and lively writing' - Library Journal) and a novel, The Snow Train (Akashic, 2001), which was called 'wonderful, sustained piece of intelligent and emotive writing' by the London Times.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Read 5 Mar 2012
Format:Hardcover
The author has written short concise chapters in which he summarizes some of the political and sometimes violent protest against taxes that took place before the American Revolution. The colonist did not like being taxed with out being represented or the monopoly of the East Indianian Tea Company. The author does not write about these protest in a vacuum; he gives the reader an introduction of the politics and economics of the period. These political protest of the time are placed in the geopolitical context of the economic problems the Great Britain was facing because of the cost of protecting these very colonies. Especially after incurring the cost of the Seven Years' War.

Until recently when anyone mention 'Tea Party' they were referring too the Boston Tea Party. This historical event is taught in U.S. schools and is a well known piece of Colonial American history. What is taught in the U.S. is a watered down history and in this small book you learn it was just one of many protest and not the first. Though not a scholarly work the book is well written and covers a summery of some British Colonial American protest; mainly focusing on the, tea protests (parties.)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Quick Read 5 Mar 2012
By M. A. Ramos - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
The author has written short concise chapters in which he summarizes some of the political and sometimes violent protest against taxes that took place before the American Revolution. The colonist did not like being taxed with out being represented or the monopoly of the East Indianian Tea Company. The author does not write about these protest in a vacuum; he gives the reader an introduction of the politics and economics of the period. These political protest of the time are placed in the geopolitical context of the economic problems the Great Britain was facing because of the cost of protecting these very colonies. Especially after incurring the cost of the Seven Years' War.

Until recently when anyone mention 'Tea Party' they were referring too the Boston Tea Party. This historical event is taught in U.S. schools and is a well known piece of American history. What is taught in the U.S. is a watered down history and in this small book you learn it was just one of many protest and not the first. Though not a scholarly work the book is well written and covers a summery of some British Colonial American protest; mainly focusing on the, tea protests (parties.)
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Tea Parties - Rich in overlooked history 28 Feb 2012
By Somewhere Out There - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I received my first copy from a friend, and burned through reading it in one evening. The history presented, some documented while other parts based on folklore, is fascinating.

The Boston Tea Party was not a singular event, it was part of a movement that spread through the colonies. Some today might characterize the tea party actions as economic terrorism.

Ten Tea Parties is a must read to better understand risks taken by early patriots, and sacrifices made to assure the success of tea boycotts. The actions went far beyond symbolic gestures, they were acts of economic defiance.

I've already passed my original copy of Ten Tea Parties along to a friend, and have ordered a replacement copy for my own bookshelf.
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and Enjoyable 25 Feb 2012
By SusieBookworm (Susanna P) - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I must admit, even as a history buff I'd only heard of the Boston, Edenton, and Charleston tea parties, so this book proved enlightening. Cummins places the tea parties in the context of the greater issues of the time - Britain's post-Seven Years' War economic problems, Parliament's taxation of the colonies, and the East India Company's monopoly and bail-out by the British government. He draws some interesting parallels with America's current economic and political situation, too. Also important is how the tea parties, though performed by separate groups sometimes months or even over a year apart, were a colonies-wide movement that served to help unite many of the American colonists against British rule.

Ten Tea Parties is not scholarly-written, nor does it claim to be. There is a bibliography in the back and some primary sources are quoted, but there are no footnotes or other indications as to where, exactly, information came from. Cummins writes in a way that is easily understandable to both academics and the general public, and the information he presents in the book is generally concise and does not contain an overload of details. Cummins obviously did his research, but, fortunately, he did not attempt to squish all of it into this one short book as some historians have been wont to do.

Disclaimer: I received my copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review.
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative and greatly enjoyable! 31 Jan 2012
By PidginPea - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The Boston Tea Party is a well known piece of American history, but it's usually talked about as a singular event: the one tea party that happened that one time. But less well known is the fact that there were actually many tea parties happening around the country during that time, all with their own unique and interesting stories. Joseph Cummins' book Ten Tea Parties brings the stories of these forgotten tea parties to light in an informative and greatly enjoyable read.

This book is in the "history" category, but it definitely doesn't read like a history book. Cummins weaves quotes and information from primary sources into his narrative, but he does it with the wonderfully conversational tone of a master storyteller. This is no dry restating of facts; Cummins makes history come alive by highlighting interesting, little known details about each tea party and their key players.

This is a great read, especially for those with an interest in Revolutionary era American history. The author's passion for the subject is clear, and contagious too; I dare you to read this book and be able to resist sharing the fascinating tidbits you learn from it!

Full review originally posted on my blog, PidginPea's Book Nook (link in my profile).
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