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The Story of Bunker Hill

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Historian Thomas Fleming discusses the 50th anniversary edition of his book Now We Are Enemies: The Story of Bunker Hill . Hailed as a masterpiece when it was published, it still remains the most complete account of the clash that changed the course of America history—the battle of Bunker Hill.

Guests:

Thomas Fleming

Comments [3]

gaetano catelli from Greenpernt, Crooklyn

i don't know any Tea Partiers (they're not *my* cup of tea), but i think it's obvious that the mood of "i'm mad as hell [at government] -- and i'm not going to take it anymore" is common to both.

i'm no fan of the politics of mass anger. but, i think it's silly to claim that differences in details between these two spontaneous grass-roots mass protests against government make the two movements completely unconnected.

Jul. 03 2010 10:58 AM
kp

The Tea Act of 1773 DID NOT raise taxes on tea (I am so tired of people not knowing their own history). The Americans were selling bootleg tea and evidently making a nice profit. The Tea Act of 1773 would have sent tea to the colonies AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES! It was an effort by the British king to prop up the East India Company, NOT TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. The Americans did not want the 'competition' from the cheap British tea and threw it into the harbor.

Jul. 01 2010 12:53 PM

don't forget "line of proclamation of 1763 " before manifest destiny the brtis told us we can't move west.

Jul. 01 2010 12:48 PM

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