|The Greenwich Tea Burning Monument, Greenwich, NJ|
It is always nice when a reporter from one of my hometown newspapers calls and wants to talk history.
Last week I had a nice chat with Lisa Rose, a reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger, who was writing a piece on the so-called Greenwich Tea Burning. Readers of “The Way of Improvement Leads Home” or The Way of Improvement Leads Home know about this 1774 act of patriotic rebellion that occurred in the small southern New Jersey town of Greenwich. You may also remember that I have made some significant headway on a book about the history and memory of this event. I hope to return to it somewhere in the future, assuming that I can secure some additional funding to support the “Greenwich Tea Burning Project.”
Rose’s piece provides a nice introduction to this oft-forgotten slice of revolutionary-era history. Here is a taste: