Pants-of-dog wrote:No, it mobilised in a failed attempt to scare the governor into not grabbing a bunch of gunpowder. Instead, the governor simply ended up paying for it and all conflict was averted.
It is called the gunpowder incident if you want to look it up.
...And it shows the tensions and mistrust between both sides had with regards to each other's intentions that some Virginians even mobilized a militia to push back against the governor's actions.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Yes, you like your loaded questions.
It's not loaded when you are trying to push for the initial narrative by Nikole Harris-Jones about the relative importance of slavery. Wilentz himself also drew the distinction between claiming defending slavery was a primary cause of the American Revolution and saying it was an important cause for some.