Sons of Liberty

Date: Boston, June 6, 1768 Illustrious Patriot The friends of Liberty, Wilkes, Peace and good order to the number of Forty five, assembled at the Whig Tavern Boston New England, take this first opportunity to congratulate your Country, the British Colonies and yourself, on your happy return to the land worthy such an Inhabitant: worthy! […]

Source: This was prepared as a letter to the editor for newspaper publication by a committee of historical reenactors. In reflecting upon the History Channel’s popular miniseries Sons of Liberty, firstĀ  aired January 25-27, 2015, the letter raises several interesting points regarding the depiction of history in fiction, academic historians’ participation in pop culture, and […]