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Early American RebelsPursuing Democracy from Maryland to Carolina, 1640-1700$
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Noeleen McIlvenna

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781469656069

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469656069.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
Early American Rebels

Noeleen McIlvenna

University of North Carolina Press

The Introduction gives an overview of the book’s narrative -- the seventeenth-century English Revolution’s overthrow of monarchy and the quest for more political representation by regular people. While a king was reinstated in England in 1660, poor people carried the ideas across the Atlantic to the Chesapeake colonies. There a network of activists, with women at the center, crossed colonial boundaries to pursue a society founded on equality. But the growth of the slave system would undermine their efforts.

Keywords:   equality, English Revolution, Chesapeake, network, colonial, seventeenth century

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