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The Shoemaker and the Tea Party: Memory and the American Revolution

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George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this "common man" in his nineties was "discovered" and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

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George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.

About the Author

Alfred F. Young is senior research fellow at the Newberry Library in Chicago and professor emeritus of history at Northern Illinois University. He lives in Oak Park, Illinois.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807054055
Author:
Young, Alfred F.
Publisher:
Beacon Press (MA)
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Memory
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
Shoemakers
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-Revolution and Constitution Era
Subject:
United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)
Subject:
american revolution;history;american history;boston tea party;boston;memory;18th century;biography;revolutionary war
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
Memory and the Ameri
Publication Date:
March 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.45 x .6 in .75 lb

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"Synopsis" by , George Robert Twelves Hewes, a Boston shoemaker who participated in such key events of the American Revolution as the Boston Massacre and the Tea Party, might have been lost to history if not for his longevity and the historical mood of the 1830's. When the Tea Party became a leading symbol of the Revolutionary ear fifty years after the actual event, this 'common man' in his nineties was 'discovered' and celebrated in Boston as a national hero. Young pieces together this extraordinary tale, adding new insights about the role that individual and collective memory play in shaping our understanding of history.
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