Tales from a Revolution: Bacon's Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America

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A NOTE ON LANGUAGE AND
DOCUMENTATION

I HAVE RETAINED THE ORIGINAL SPELLING AND PUNCTUATION of the original sources, but have filled out abbreviations and converted some characters to their modern equivalents: “ye,” for example, is rendered as “the,” and “condiçon” as “condition.” I also partially modernized dates. Before 1752 the British new year began on March 25 rather than January 1.I have converted dates falling between January 1 and March 25 so that (for example) February 1, 1676, became February 1, 1677. When Britain switched to the new calendar in 1752 it also skipped eleven days, but I have made no effort to correct for that: February 1 remains February 1.

Additionally, I have tried to keep footnotes to a minimum while also maintaining scholarly standards of documentation. Thus in the many instances where several paragraphs are based on a small number of sources I have inserted a footnote only at the end of the section. Rather than cite every single relevant secondary source, I sometimes refer readers to gateway publications—that is, fairly recent works that will point the way to earlier scholarship.

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Table of contents

  • New Narratives in American History ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Acknowledgments xv
  • A Note on Language and Documentation xix
  • Part One - "The Uproars of Virginia" 1
  • One - Doegs! Doegs! 3
  • Two - The Susquehannocks’ Dilemma 29
  • Three - The Governor and the Rebel 42
  • Four - "I Am in over Shoes, I Will Be in over Boots" 54
  • Five - Jamestown Burning 76
  • Six - "The Uproars of Virginia Have Been Stupendious" 97
  • Seven - ‘A Seasonable Submission’ 118
  • Part Two - "The Second Part of the Late Tragedy" 135
  • Eight - Strange Indians and Popish Plots 137
  • Nine - "An Itching Desire" 152
  • Ten - Tales of a Revolution 170
  • Eleven - Bacon’s Heirs 183
  • Afterword 203
  • Abbreviations 225
  • Notes 227
  • Select Bibliography 241
  • Index 245
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