Author: Daniel P. Stone

Daniel P. Stone is a PhD student studying American religious history at Manchester Metropolitan University (United Kingdom). His new book, William Bickerton: Forgotten Latter Day Prophet, will be released by Signature Books in March 2018. Daniel holds BA and MA degrees in history from the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University, and he has taught classes at Florida Atlantic University, Broward College, University of Detroit Mercy, Schoolcraft College, and Wayne County Community College.

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JOIN, OR DIE: Political and Religious Controversy Over Franklin’s Snake Cartoon

On May 9, 1751, Benjamin Franklin published a satirical article in the Pennsylvania Gazette commenting on British laws that allowed convicted felons to be shipped to the American colonies. As an equal trade, Franklin wryly suggested that the colonists should send rattlesnakes to Great Britain and carefully distribute them among “Places of Pleasure.”[1] Although these […]

by Daniel P. Stone