Nathaniel Bacon's Rebellion During The Civil War

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In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a rebellion against Virginia 's Colonial governor, William Berkeley. Fueled by colonists ' fears of Indian attacks. Bacon and his followers used disputes between frontier settlers and Doeg Indians to rationalize an offensive against other nearby tribes. Berkeley 's preference for a more measured approach became justification for a political and military rebellion against his rule. Rice convincingly argues that this critical event in American history helped to create the Old South and the convergence of slavery, westward expansion, and issues of race. Tales from a Revolution compares favorably with Wilcomb E. Washburn 's classic The Governor and the Rebel, which is now more than 50 years old. VERDICT Any collection
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