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VIRTUAL TALK: “Cape Cod and the Tea Crisis of 1773” with Mary Beth Norton
September 8, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$10.00
CAPE COD AND THE TEA CRISIS OF 1773
Everyone knows about America’s famous “tea party.” On December 16, 1773, American Patriots dressed as natives tossed 343 chests of East India Company tea into Boston Harbor. However, few know that five days earlier a fourth ship bound for Boston wrecked on Cape Cod–and some of its cargo remained here. In fact it was the only EIC tea that actually became available to the colonists. Historian Mary Beth Norton is the first person to thoroughly investigate what happened next–and she’s ready to share all the details.
Norton’s knowledge about Cape Cod’s little known involvement in the tea crisis is drawn from her much-anticipated new book, 1774: the Long Year of Revolution. It covers sixteen critical months–when traditional loyalists to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775.
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