Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America
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In the spring of 1676, Virginia newcomer Nathaniel Bacon led a revolt against the colony’s lenient policy toward Indians who had been attacking frontier settlements. In what turned into a civil war within the colony, as well as a war of extermination against the colony’s Indian allies, Bacon’s Rebellion sent shock waves throughout the colonies and England itself.
In this colorful account of the rebellion, James D. Rice reveals how Piscataways, English planters, slave traders, Susquehannocks, colonial officials, and plunderers and intriguers were pulled into the escalating conflict. Rice also brings the main characters to vivid life: the powerful, charismatic Governor Berkeley, the Susquehannock warrior Monges, the Indian trader and tobacco planter William Byrd, the Pamunkey chieftain Cockacoeske, and the hotheaded rebel leader himself, Nathaniel Bacon. As the tense drama unfolds, it becomes apparent that the struggle between Governor Berkeley and Bacon is nothing less than a battle over the soul of America. The profoundly important issues at the heart of the rebellion took another generation to resolve.
Tales from a Revolution brilliantly captures a pivotal moment in early American history.
Hardcover Book : 280 pages
Publisher: Oxford Publishing Ltd ( September 03, 2012 )
Item #: 13-651262
Product Dimensions: 4.75 x 6.75 inches
Product Weight: 11.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)