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America's Tea Parties: Not One but Four! Boston, Charleston, New York, Philadelphia

56p. bibliog. chron. index. notes. reprods. Abrams. Apr. 2016. Tr $19.95. ISBN 9781419718748.
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Gr 5–8—Though most students are familiar with the story of how patriots poured tea into Boston Harbor to protest the tax, they may not be aware of the stories of similar tea protests in other colonies. Moss explores four different cities (Boston, Charleston, New York, and Philadelphia), describing how anger over the taxes on tea helped fuel the American Revolution. The historical accounts are expertly told, and readers will be easily drawn in. The author explains why the tax was initially put into place and then moves through the events surrounding the selling of tea. Primary documents that include letters, advertisements, maps, and newspaper articles are interwoven.
VERDICT A great purchase for supplementing American Revolution curriculum units.

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