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The Resource The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young

The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young

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The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution
Title
The shoemaker and the tea party
Title remainder
memory and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Alfred F. Young
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Award-winning historian Alfred F. Young unearths a rich story of the American Revolution with this account of George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who took part in such key events as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, and then served in the militia and as a seaman
  • Young pieces together this extraordinary tale and adds to it poignant reflections on the historical value of oral testimony and memory, and explores key questions about a time crucial in the shaping of national identity: What did it mean for the Tea Party to be claimed as an American symbol by both Boston Brahmins and the first trade unions? How do the memories of ordinary people pass into history? How should their stories be recognized by keepers of the past? Young's search leads us on an exciting journey and offers a provocative reading of American history
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2012
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Young, Alfred F.
Dewey number
973.3/113
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E215.7
LC item number
.Y68 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hewes, George R. T.
  • Hewes, George R. T.
  • Hewes, George R. T.
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Boston Tea Party (Massachusetts : 1773)
  • Boston Tea Party, Boston, Mass., 1773
  • Shoemakers
  • United States
  • Memory
  • Boston Tea Party, 1773
  • Cordonniers
  • Mémoire
  • États-Unis
  • Memory
  • Shoemakers
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
  • Boston Tea Party
Label
The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742-1840). A Boston shoemaker and the memory of the American Revolution -- A man in his nineties -- A Boston childhood -- The apprentice -- The shoemaker -- The massacre -- The tea party -- Tar and feathers -- The patriot -- Soldier and sailor -- Family man -- Veteran -- Hero -- II: When did they start calling it the Boston Tea Party? The contest for memory of the American Revolution -- Taming the revolution, 1765-1775 -- The destruction of the tea, 1773 -- Taming the memory of the revolution, 1783-1820 -- Merchants, mill owners, and master mechanics -- The discovery of the veterans, 1825 -- Claiming the revolution: the radical challenge, 1835 -- The recoverery of the tea party -- The appropriation of a shoemaker -- Into history: the ongoing contest for the revolution
Control code
ocm40200615
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807054055
Lccn
98048922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40200615
  • (OCoLC)40200615
Label
The shoemaker and the tea party : memory and the American Revolution, Alfred F. Young
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I: George Robert Twelves Hewes (1742-1840). A Boston shoemaker and the memory of the American Revolution -- A man in his nineties -- A Boston childhood -- The apprentice -- The shoemaker -- The massacre -- The tea party -- Tar and feathers -- The patriot -- Soldier and sailor -- Family man -- Veteran -- Hero -- II: When did they start calling it the Boston Tea Party? The contest for memory of the American Revolution -- Taming the revolution, 1765-1775 -- The destruction of the tea, 1773 -- Taming the memory of the revolution, 1783-1820 -- Merchants, mill owners, and master mechanics -- The discovery of the veterans, 1825 -- Claiming the revolution: the radical challenge, 1835 -- The recoverery of the tea party -- The appropriation of a shoemaker -- Into history: the ongoing contest for the revolution
Control code
ocm40200615
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xvii, 262 pages
Isbn
9780807054055
Lccn
98048922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o40200615
  • (OCoLC)40200615

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