Teed Off: The Tea Party, Then and Now
The founding fathers have never really gone out of style. But there are times when their popularity surges. Times like now, when conservative protesters routinely take to the streets with three-cornered hats and “Don’t Tread on Me” flags.
In this podcast, the History Guys take a closer look at the Tea Party Movement, and ask what, if anything, 2010 has in common with 1773. They also consider what the history of American populism portends for the Tea Party’s future.
- Benjamin Carp, Associate Professor of History at Tufts University and author of Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America
Want to dig deeper into the history of the Tea Party? Check out this list of resources compiled by the History Guys to learn more.