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									History 103                             Due: 11/5
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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