"Join or Die" V-neck shirt - Charcoal grey
Historical Background Behind the Design
Taken from the original illustration in Franklin’s The Pennsylvania Gazette, May 9, 1754. Originally, a warning to the colonies, urging them to unite against the French and Native American allies, and later used as an appeal to the states during the Revolutionary War. The rattlesnake segments are labeled, S.C., N.C., V., M., P., N.J., N.Y., and N.E.
The shirt: Printed on a super soft 4.2 ounce t-shirt from Next Level with a long, flattering cut with a deep V neckline.
Click on the "See size chart" button below to view the measurements before you select your size. Based on the feedback from buyers, one of whom characterized it as more of a "feminine fit," you might want to order a size larger than you would if you were ordering a standard men's/unisex shirt.
This design is also available in a crewneck shirt for men and women, long-sleeved shirt, sweatshirt, tank top for women, woven socks that are made in the USA, sticker, magnet, and an 8" x 10" framed print.
For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping)
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For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95.
Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.
Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.
We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.
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Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses
- Free shipping
- On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.
US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. (See more on UPS in the next section.)
$5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.
$8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
UPS 3 Business Day Select
Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.
- $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
$18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
- If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
- UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
For shipments to addresses outside the United StatesDestinations
We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.
- Canada and Mexico
- $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
$24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
- Rest of the World
- Rates starts at $65.00.
Additional charges for all destinations
Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge. If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.
If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
All original designs are copyrighted by The History List
All original designs are copyrighted by The History List
All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.
Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.
I have about 7 History shirts now. I am part of the Daughters of the American Revolution so we wear patriotic shirts all the time. Thanks for teaching history
I purchased the "Join or Die" tee and the1773 tee and I love them both. They are fitted, so I still feel feminine wearing a t-shirt and the fabric is super soft. I will definitely wiil be buying more.
I absolutely love this shirt! The color is perfect and the design stands out very well. Very unique and very, very comfortable. I am 5'3" and ordered a size small. I have 6 shirts purchased from History List and they never disappoint! It's great to wear something casual and feel patriotic.
love this shirt! Nice color, good quality and fits great. Thanks!
This is such a great shirt. Order up a size as with most women cut v necks it runs a little small. This company is amazing to work with! Can't wait to get more!!
this is a sleek, form fitting, feminine tee. love it. ‘bout time companies caught on. feels great - smooth & silky.
thank you !