About the Program
Harlow Unger presents a history of the Boston Tea Party, which occurred on December 16, 1773. The author reports that the demonstration against the British collection of import duties was composed "mostly of smugglers and tax evaders" and led by lawyer, James Otis Jr. and brewer, Sam Adams. Mr. Unger recounts that the protests spread throughout the country and included assaults against opponents of the protests, which spurred George Washington to declare the protestors vandals. Harlow Unger recalls the Boston Tea Party at Barnes & Noble in New York City.