Skip To Content
Park Book Cover of burning ship

Book Study - The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee



Full course description

Sometimes described as "The First Blow for Freedom," Rhode Island's Gaspee Affair re-awakened American colonial patriots between the Boston Massacre (1770) and the Boston Tea Party (1773).  The raid was made into "an affair" by the incendiary rhetoric of a Boston Baptist Minister named John Allen. 


This self-paced course takes the reader through 5 learning modules that cover the 5 chapters of the book.  Additionally, a historiographical module discusses the changing nature of how historians understand and explain the past. 


Steven Park is an educational technologist and maritime historian who works at Wheaton College.  Park standing on balcony overlooking lighthouse and ocean

Questions?  Please use the form at the bottom of my "contact me" page


Sign up for this course today!