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Benjamin Carp

Benjamin L. Carp is a professor of history at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center, where he holds the Daniel M. Lyons Chair in American History. He is the author of three books on the history of the American Revolution and the eighteenth century, including Defiance of the Patriots: The Boston Tea Party and the Making of America, Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution, and The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution. In addition to books and scholarly articles, Carp has written for BBC History, Colonial Williamsburg, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post and has appeared on podcasts like The Alarmist, History Extra, and Revolution 250 and on radio and television.

Carp received a B.A. in history from Yale University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. Before he arrived at Brooklyn College, he taught at the University of Edinburgh and Tufts University.

Articles by this Author

The dumping of tons of tea in protest set the stage for the American Revolution and was a window on the culture and attitudes of the time.