BookMark: Rum Punch and Revolution, by Peter Thompson (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998)

July 5, 2006

As we celebrate the 4th of July, it's well to consider how ideas shared over a friendly beer played a role in the birth of our nation. Author Peter Thompson, an historian at Oxford, explores the role of Philadelphia taverns as a setting for political debate and as a place where citizens from all walks of life could interact as equals.