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“The Heart of American Darkness: Savagery, Civility, and Murder on the Eve of the American Revolution”

A talk by Robert Parkinson, the Starr Center’s 2018-19 Patrick Henry Fellow.

Parkinson will introduce his work-in-progress, The Heart of American Darkness. The book investigates a 1774 massacre, telling a story of a rising empire, of exploitation and cruelty, of a strange river and fertile valley. Parkinson is associate professor of history at Binghamton University and author of *The Common Cause: Race, Nation, and the Consequences of Unity in the American Revolution, which won the James A. Rawley Prize for the best book on U.S. race relations.