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Cape Cod and the Tea Party Crisis of 1773
Free Admission with registration.

A special webinar presentation by historian Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita, Cornell University. Professor Norton is the acclaimed author of In the Devil's Snare and more recently, 1774: The Long Year of Revolution. In this webinar, she will discuss the sinking of the ship William off Race Point in December 1773. A portion of the webinar will be reserved for questions from the audience.

This event is part of Nye Museum’s 2022 Event Series, “The Road to Revolution on Cape Cod.” For a limited time, we are offering complementary 1-year trial memberships to anyone who registers for this event. Members receive free access to Nye Museum events, tours, and exhibits, as well as discounted prices at the gift shop. New and returning members will receive membership cards in the mail.


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Mary Beth Norton
Mary Donlon Alger Professor Emerita @Cornell University
Expertise American Revolution; colonial America; Early American women and gender; Salem witch trials Current Research Interest Events of the months between the Boston Tea Party, December 1773, and the outbreak of fighting at Lexington and Concord, April 1775 Distinction American Historical Association President American Academy of Arts and Sciences American Philosophical Society Pulitzer Prize in History Finalist Cornell University Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow Allan Nevins Prize for best-written dissertation in American history Selected Publications Norton, Mary Beth. Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2011. Norton, Mary Beth. In the Devil’s Snare: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. https://research.cornell.edu/researchers/mary-beth-norton