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144 Robert Parkinson, The Common Cause of the American Revolution: How do you get people living in thirteen different colonies to come together and fight for independence? What ideas and experiences would even unite them behind the fight? Patriot leaders asked themselves these very questions, especially as the...

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How do you get people living in thirteen different colonies to come together and fight for independence? What ideas and experiences would even unite them behind the fight? Patriot leaders asked themselves these very questions, especially as the American Revolution turned from a series of political protests against imperial policies to a bloody war for independence. What’s more, Patriot leaders also asked themselves once we find these ideas and experiences, how do we use them to unite the American people? Robert Parkinson, an Assistant Professor of History at Binghamton University and author of the award-winning book, The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution, has some ideas for how patriot leaders answered these questions. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/144   Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture The Octo: Eight Curated Blogs About Early American History "Historicizing Freedom & Black Abolitionism," Black Perspectives "A 'Thorough Deist?' The Religious Life of Benjamin Franklin," Age of Revolutions OI Reader App for Free Chapter of The Common Cause   Complementary Episodes   Episode 016: Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy Episode 086: George Goodwin, Benjamin Franklin in London Episode 122: Andrew O’Shaughnessy, The Men Who Lost America Episode 123: Revolutionary Allegiances Episode 141: A Declaration in Draft   Helpful Show Links Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Join the Ben Franklin's World Community Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App   *Books purchased through this link will help support the production of Ben Franklin's World.

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