The Great Tea Party in the Old Northwest: State Constitutional Conventions, 1847-1851

Supporters of today's Tea Party movement claim the Boston Tea Party of 1773 as their inspiration, while scholars dismiss the connection. Neither camp pays much attention to intervening years; both overlook one of the great populist movements. Yet 19th-century Americans who were fed up with reckless government spending, high taxes, and crony capitalism launched a campaign for smaller government. More

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About David M. Gold

David M. Gold is the author or editor of seven books, including 'The Shaping of Nineteenth-Century Law: John Appleton and Responsible Individualism' and 'Democracy in Session: A History of the Ohio General Assembly.' He has also published numerous articles in legal and historical journals. He received a law degree and doctorate in history at The Ohio State University and currently works as an attorney for the Ohio Legislative Service Commission.

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