By Marissa Moss
Although such a lot scholars are acquainted with 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 assorted towns (Boston, Charleston, ny, and Philadelphia), describing how anger over the taxes on tea helped gas the yank Revolution. The ancient bills are expertly instructed, and readers could be simply drawn in. the writer explains why the tax was once before everything positioned into position after which strikes throughout the occasions surrounding the marketing of tea. basic files that come with letters, ads, maps, and newspaper articles are interwoven.
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