Author Robert Parkinson argued that the leaders of the American Revolution motivated colonists to join their cause through racial fear. He described how patriot newspapers highlighted the actions of Native Americans, enslaved Blacks, and Hessian mercenaries on behalf of the crown to create a sense of solidarity. This virtual program was hosted by the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. close
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Eric Arnesen Director National History Center
Catherine Kelly Interim Executive Director Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Robert Parkinson Author
Derrick Spires Professor Cornell University->English Department
Rosemarie Zagarri Professor George Mason University->History
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