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Forced Founders : Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia

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ISBN13:

9780807847848

ISBN10:
0807847844
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1999
Publisher(s):
Univ of North Carolina Pr
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Summary

Author tells how Jefferson, Washington, & other elite Virginians were pushed into severing ties with Britain by the actions of the common people.

Author Biography

Woody Holton is assistant professor of American History at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
List of Illustrations
x
Abbreviations xi
Introduction xiii
PART I. GRIEVANCES, 1763--1774 1(74)
Land Speculators verus Indians and the Privy Council
3(36)
Tobacco Growers versus Merchants and Parliament
39(36)
PART II. BOYCOTTS, 1769--1774 75(56)
Nonimportation
77(29)
Nonexportation
106(25)
PART III: UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, 1775--1776 131(58)
Free Virginians versus Slaves and Governor Dunmore
133(31)
Gentlemen versus Farmers
164(25)
PART IV. INDEPENDENCE, 1776 189(17)
Spirit of the People
191(15)
Epilogue 206(15)
Index 221


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