By Theodore Draper
From one of many nice political reporters of our time comes a boldly argued reinterpretation of the critical occasion in our collective prior - a ebook that portrays the yankee Revolution no longer as a conflict of ideologies yet as a Machiavellian fight for strength.
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The cake would then be fed to a dog. Once consumed, the dog would supposedly be able to point out which of the men was a zombie. In the more fanatical cases, the most conclusive way to determine a man’s innocence of being undead was simply to kill him and see if he rose from the dead. Those found guilty by “fair” trial in court were burnt at the stake to make sure they did not rise from the grave, which also conveniently made rising from the grave impossible, of course. ” Many of these so-called trials were hasty and built on flimsy evidence, and became increasingly polarizing.
Commotion reigned and soon the Commander learnt it was undead. The numbers he could not assess in the night light. He commanded no gunfire, lest the entire mission be givenway. Unable to properly defend themselves, nor even see who was friend or foe, Cadwalader and his men were forced to retreat from their position. Things were not going well for Gen. Ewing either. Foul weather and ice jams on the river prevented him from even attempting a crossing below Trenton, but at least there were no zombies.
A sharp class division was forming in regard to zombie defense. Put simply, those with money could afford the architectural and manpowered security required to guarantee their family’s safety. Those who didn’t have the money could not and were left to the dangers of attacks. Even at the very start of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630, 32 New World, New Monsters the governor, John Winthrop, had declared the philosophy of the ruling class: …in all times some must be rich, some poore, some highe and eminent in power and dignite, others meane and in subjection and fodder for the foully Resurrected.
A Struggle for Power: The American Revolution by Theodore Draper