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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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Revolution in the Chesapeake, 1675–1679

Revolution in the Chesapeake, 1675–1679

(p.75) Chapter Four Revolution in the Chesapeake, 1675–1679
Early American Rebels

Noeleen McIlvenna

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter places Bacon’s Rebellion in the context of political developments in the surrounding colonies. In Virginia, Governor Berkeley had recently disenfranchised many of the poorer farmers. This allowed his elite supporters in the assembly to pass a high poll tax. Dissatisfaction became violent in the summer of 1676, in both Virginia and in an area of Maryland known as the Clifts. The rebellions were eventually suppressed, but when a new governor tried to tax the Albemarle settlers, he was met with Culpeper’s Rebellion, which successfully saved representative government in North Carolina.

Keywords:   Bacon’s Rebellion, Virginia, Culpeper’s Rebellion, Berkeley, Clifts, Rebellion, Albemarle, North Carolina, Representative government

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