The Charleston Tea Party
A parliamentary duty on a common grocery item? The destruction of three shiploads of tea in one of the colonies’ largest ports? By the way, what happened to the cargo of tea shipped to Charleston? What were the circumstances that brought colonial America’s favorite non-alcoholic beverage center stage in a face-off between the mother country and her obstreperous children? And how did the citizenry of Charleston react to this latest taxation-without-representation enactment? All these questions as well as many as-yet-unasked ones will be answered within the pages of The Charleston Tea Party.