Betsy Ross Flag - Network Design

Protocols of Liberty: Communication, Innovation, and teh American Revolution [Book Banner from Title Page Image] Betsy Ross Flag - Network Design
William Warner [Author Name]
The University of Chicago Press [Publisher Name]
Overview [Link]
Introduction [Link]
Chapter 1 [Link]
Chapter 2 [Link]
Chapter 3 [Link]
Chapter 4 [Link]
Chapter 5 [Link]
Chapter 6 [Link]
Conclusion [Link]

Table of Contents to the Whole Site

Introduction -- Communication and the American Crisis

The Vortex of the Revolution -- An Animation
Boston Committee's Correspondence with the Towns of Massachusetts -- An Animation
"The Bloody Massacre" by Paul Revere

Chapter 1 -- The Invention of the Boston Committee of Correspondence and the Popular Declaration

Features of a Felicitous Petition
Faneuil Hall: the site of the Regular Meetings of the Boston Committee of Correspondences

Chapter 2 -- The Protocols of the Declarations and the Eclipse of Royal Power in Massachusetts in 1773

FLASH Animation of the Boston Committee's Correspondence with the Towns of Massashusetts (NOTE: Opens in separate window; click PLAY button to begin, or to restart after pause.)
Henry Pelham 1776 map of Boston Harbor
Did Samuel Adams give the signal for the start of the destruction of the tea?

Chapter 3 -- The Post and Newspaper in British America: A Communication System in Crisis

Standardizing North American Postal Rates -- 1765

Chapter 4 -- The Whig Network Scales Up: Inflecting the Crisis from Williamsburg

The Economic Importance of the Chesapeake
Official responses to the VA CC from various Assemblies

Chapter 5 -- “A Chain of Freedom Has Been Formed” : The First Continental Congress Develops into the Hub of an Intercolonial Network

"Join or Die": the Problem of Uniting the Colonies
Titlepage of a London edition of the Journal of the Continental Congress

Chapter 6 -- The Panorama of the Declaration

Thomas Paine the Inventor of the Modern Sound-bite?
Thomas Jefferson as the Drafter not the Author of the Declaration
The Five Parts of The Declaration of Independence understood as a Verbal Panorama
The Goddard Broadside of the Declaration -- January 18, 1777
The Betsy Ross Flag and Mesh Topology

Conclusion -- The American Revolution as a Gift

Declaring Women's Rights in Seneca Falls
Frederick Douglass: "What for a Slave is the Fourth of July?"
Union Dissolved – South Carolina
Back to Top