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His under-explored entry point into this well-trod terrain is the rise of the Sons of Liberty, the disparate band of radical leaders with divergent geographic and financial backgrounds who risked their lives in the pursuit of independence from the
The “Sons of Liberty” were a secret organization in the original Colonies, and a precursor to the Revolutionary war. Their main claim to fame is the Boston Tea Party, when as a protest to a new British tax on tea, about 20 of them
After a cross-country tour lasting nearly three weeks, the Tea Party Express came to a head Thursday with activists gathering in the nation's capital and at thousands of regional rallies to mark the April 15 income tax filing deadline.
The British, however, had spent themselves into huge debt by pursuing various wars. Parliament saw the colonies as a source of revenue with which to dig themselves out of that debt. One way was to monopolize what the colonies could import and another