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Author Schmidt, Ethan A.

Title The divided dominion : social conflict and Indian hatred in early Virginia / by Ethan A. Schmidt
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, 2014
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Contents Being all friends and forever Powhatans: the early Anglo-Powhatan relationship at Jamestown -- Hammerers and rough masons to prepare them: the First Anglo-Powhatan War, 1609-1614 -- Subduing the Indians and advancing the interests of the planters: the Second Anglo-Powhatan War and the rise of the tobacco elite, 1614-1632 -- If you did but see me you would weep: expectation versus reality in the lives of Virginia immigrants, 1609-1640 -- The best of times, the worst of times: the rise and decline of Sir William Berkeley's golden age, 1642-1674 -- To ruin and extirpate all Indians in general: the rebellion of Nathaniel Bacon -- Epilogue: White unity and Indian survival
Summary In The Divided Dominion, Ethan A. Schmidt examines the social struggle that created Bacon's Rebellion, focusing on the role of class antagonism in fostering violence toward native people in seventeenth-century Virginia. This provocative volume places a dispute among Virginians over the permissibility of eradicating Native Americans for land at the forefront in understanding this pivotal event. Myriad internal and external factors drove Virginians to interpret their disputes with one another increasingly along class lines. The decades-long tripartite struggle among elite whites, non-elite whi
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Subject Bacon's Rebellion, 1676.
Indians, Treatment of -- Virginia -- History -- 17th century
Powhatan Indians -- Virginia -- Government relations
Powhatan Indians -- Virginia -- History -- 17th century
Indians, Treatment of.
Powhatan Indians -- Government relations.
Powhatan Indians.
Race relations.
Social conditions.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Virginia -- Race relations -- History -- 17th century
Virginia -- Social conditions -- 17th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1607323087