REVOLUTION!

“The colonists understood why they challenged traditional authority and risked their lives. But to transform local grumblings into full-scale rebellion they had first to assure themselves that in an emergency distant strangers [in the colonies] would come to their support.”

—T.H. Breen

How and why did the colonists come to trust their neighbors in distant colonies to the extent that they were prepared to risk revolution in the 1770s?

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