Badly disguised as Indians, a rowdy group of patriotic vandals kicked a revolution into motion
Are anniversaries for celebrating our triumphs, or hoping for better? Naturally, America’s big commemoration is already politicized.
The Sons of Liberty knew that Governor Thomas Hutchinson would never let the ships return to London with the tea still aboard. So they gathered some reliable men, prepared disguises, and waited.
Enlisting an army of alter egos, Adams used the Boston press to make the case for American independence and to orchestrate a burgeoning rebellion.