History 103 Due: 11/5 Name____________________________ Reading Guide: The Shoemaker and the Tea Party, 143-207. How and why was the story of the Revolution and its veterans “recovered”? What do you make of the treatment of veterans? How did various groups “claim” the Revolution in Boston in 1834? What actions and language did each group appropriate? Which did they ignore? How did the elite respond? 60 years after the Revolution began, why did the tea action become a respectable event in the eyes of both conservatives and radicals? What were the different meanings of the term “tea party”? How did Joseph Cole’s portrait of Hewes portray him? Young argues that Hewes as a Revolutionary image served conservative ends in Boston, not radical. Do you agree? Provide examples. What’s the political value of remembering Hewes as a veteran rather than as a participant in the tea party OR a working-class citizen? What were the some of the ways that the Tea Party and other inciting events of the Revolution were remembered 100 years later in 1873? 200 years later? On page 206, Young argues that “the American Revolution was not a plebeian revolution, but there was a powerful plebeian current within it.” What does he mean and how does Hewes fit within that depiction? How would you portray Hewes? What story(ies) would you emphasize? Why?
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