The Common Cause

The Common Cause

Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Book - 2016
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"In this pathbreaking book, Robert Parkinson argues that to unify the patriot side, political and communications leaders linked British tyranny to colonial prejudices, stereotypes, and fears about insurrectionary slaves and violent Indians. Manipulating newspaper networks, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, and their fellow agitators broadcast stories of British agents inciting African Americans and Indians to take up arms against the American rebellion. Using rhetoric like "domestic insurrectionists" and "merciless savages," the founding fathers rallied the people around a common enemy and made racial prejudice a cornerstone of the new Republic"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9781469626635
1469626632
Branch Call Number: 973.31 PARKINSON
Characteristics: xi, 742 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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