Making the Cause Common: Race and Nation in the American Revolution

In this video Professor Rob Parkinson, SUNY-Binghamton, discusses how political and communication leaders in the American Revolution linked anti-British stances to colonial fears and prejudices regarding enslaved Africans and Indians, in “Making ‘the cause’ common: Race and Nation in the American Revolution.” This was a presentation of the Center for Historical Research in the Department of History at Ohio State University.
 
 
The Ohio State University Center for Historical Research provides a stimulating intellectual environment for studying important historical issues around the world. Each year the Center brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine issues of broad contemporary relevance in historical perspective. The annual program of the Center is organized around a central theme, which will be explored through a series of seminars. For more information about CHR, visit chr.osu.edu.