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02 March 2014


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Fantastic show as ever! We're getting into it now...


The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Colonists objected to the Tea Act because they believed that it violated their rights as Englishmen to "No taxation without representation," that is, be taxed only by their own elected representatives and not by a British parliament in which they were not represented.

Mike W

You've definitely hit your groove with this episode, Mike. I hope you're having as much fun producing this as I'm having listening to it! The psychology bit was good because I was starting to think these colonists were just a tad uppity.


I definitely recommend Crucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America by Fred Anderson to anyone wanting more insight on the twenty years leading up to the revolution. It's not only an excellent summary of the French and Indian conflict, but is very thorough in explaining British missteps and the colonial mindset that eventually lead to the revolt that birthed the United States.

Walter P

More books:

Bunker Hill by Nathaniel Philbrick

This is almost as good as his Mayflower, which won the National Book Award.

Theiftaker (series), by D. B. Jackson

This is fiction, but D.B. Jackson is the pen name of a historian (whose name I forget). I read this right after Bunker Hill and it was almost a re-read. "Jackson:, with a Ph. D. has more credibility than Philbrick, who has enough and to spare.

John Mullen

As a long time HOR fan, I find this new podcast very engaging. Great work.

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