Colonial Virginia

Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America

Submitted by FHMaster on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 21:32

"Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal and intrigue rare in the annals of the colonial world. Dunmore not only issued the first formal proclamation of emancipation in American history; he also undertook an unauthorized Indian war in the Ohio Valley, now known as Dunmore’s War, that was instrumental in opening the Kentucky country to white settlement.

The Divided Dominion: Social Conflict and Indian Hatred in Early Virginia

Submitted by FHMaster on Tue, 01/10/2017 - 20:07

"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.