The Tea Party Upside Down: History as Prop v. the Original Destruction of British Tea

10/06/11 0 COMMENTS

The historically preserved Old South Meeting House in downtown Boston — “Old South” —  is most well known, historically speaking, for its role in the Boston Tea Party protest of December 16, 1773. Asked if the Old South  historical site (preserved as a museum in the 1870s) has seen more foot traffic than usual with the rise of the modern “Tea Party movement,” the site’s staffers answer “No, not at all: We don’t see them, even when they have one of their rallies downtown.”… The modern day “Tea Partiers” are right to steer clear of the real history of the event they have sought to appropriate Read further.

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