The Boston Tea Party was not just a local story, Professor Carp argues, it was also a global story. The East India Company was becoming a territorial power in South Asia. Its principal import, tea, came from China and was becoming a popular drink among Europeans. These Europeans drank their tea with sugar, planted and harvested by Afro-Caribbeans. And when Bostonians protested the East India Company’s tea, they dressed as Native Americans. Professor Carp unpacks the significance of these aspects of the Boston Tea Party, reconsidering this iconic event in a global context.