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The Governor and the Rebel

A History of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia

Wilcomb E. Washburn

Publisher: Omohundro Institute
Imprint: OIEAHC
Published: 01/1957
Reprint: 1967
Subject: Colonial, Revolutionary Era & Early American History
Paperback ISBN: 9780807840153


This is the definitive study of the unsuccessful rebellion in Virginia led in 1676 by the younger Nathaniel Bacon, celebrated in history as the rebel, against Sir William Berkeley, the colonial governor of Virginia and one of the lords proprietors of Carolina. Using all known English and American sources, Washburn sheds light on many misconceptions surrounding the episode.

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