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Thirteen Clocks: How Race United the Colonies and Made the Declaration of Independence

Robert G. Parkinson


Thirteen Clocks is about how the founding fathers mobilized political authority and military resistance to defeat their cultural cousins. This study examines how a discourse evolved delineating friends and enemies in the hopes of garnering support in the first year of the Revolutionary War. It focuses on how, through print, patriot leaders propagated certain representations they thought would resonate with a wide colonial audience. Because they had to make the familiar alien, those depictions centered on projecting representations of the British as the equals of dangerous populations within co ... More

Keywords: Race, Nation, Print, American Revolution, Founding, Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, Founding fathers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781469662572
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469662572.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert G. Parkinson, author
Binghamton University