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Making the Common Cause

Presented by Robert Parkinson
Doors open at 6pm

The issue of unity between the thirteen colonies was essential but fragile. The leaders of the Revolutionary movement had to craft an argument that compelled as many colonists as possible to support their side. Historians have emphasized that they did this by stressing liberty, consent, and freedom. However, the “Common Cause” had a dark side, one with significant implications about race and belonging in the U.S that lasted long after Yorktown. 

August 3 Lecture
Earlier Event: July 18
Trivia Night
Later Event: September 7
*The Spoils of War