Provide a critical analysis of how the revolutionary leaders convinced the lower-class Americans (peasants, farmers, laborers, etc.) to join the armed struggle against England. In other words, poor people had absolutely nothing to gain in the fight for independence; they did not own property, could not vote, and the revolutionary leaders were not promising them a new social order, hence, why rebel if “Tyranny is Tyranny?” In short, the revolutionary leaders had to consciously “manufactured consent” among the lower class to join the revolution. Please analyze this process. Again, do not discuss any tax issue or representation issue or any other issue that suggests that the colonist were “oppressed” and then they decided to rebel. Do not discuss the Stamp Act, Intolerable Acts, Navigation Act, US Constitution, or any other historical event or concept that led towards independence. This is NOT the prompt of the question. This approach is the typical “master narrative” approach. Again, this is NOT a discussion on how the colonists were “oppressed” or the actual steps towards independence. Your discussion must revolve around how the elite convinced the poor to fight, to join the revolutionary army, to put their lives on the line when they had absolutely nothing to gain.
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