Mar 29, 2022 • 56M

PODCAST: The Last Tea Partier


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Annette Laing
Podcast versions of historian Annette Laing's Annette Tells Tales posts at Non-Boring History, read aloud in Annette's inimitable British accent.
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Podcast: 56 Minutes

Boston tea party engraving men with ships
The Boston Tea Party wasn’t called the Boston Tea Party (see caption on print), and it didn’t look anything like this. But George Hewes was there. IMAGE: Public Domain, Wikipedia
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Forget Hamilton: The Musical. When it comes to the American Revolution, this story will have you questioning everything you know about it. And it’s real.

This is the podcast version of this Annette Tells Tales post about the extraordinary, ordinary life of George Hewes:

Non-Boring History
The Last Tea Partier
How long is this post? About 7,400 words. About 35 minutes to read. George Washington shared a first name with him, they were both white guys, and they both fought in the American Revolution. Otherwise, the two had almost nothing in common. I don’t need to tell you who George Washington is. But George Hewes? He needs an introduction. I can tell you he was…
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Both post and podcast are my interpretations of the work of my fellow historian, the late Alfred F. Young, in his classic book The Shoemaker and The Tea Party, which I recommend to you.

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