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By Noeleen McIlvenna

ISBN-10: 0807832863

ISBN-13: 9780807832868

ISBN-10: 1469642530

ISBN-13: 9781469642536

Historians have frequently glorified eighteenth-century Virginia planters' philosophical debates in regards to the which means of yank liberty. yet in response to Noeleen McIlvenna, the genuine exemplars of egalitarian political values had fled Virginia's plantation society overdue within the 17th century to create the 1st winning ecu colony within the Albemarle, in present-day North Carolina.

Making their means during the nice Dismal Swamp, runaway servants from Virginia joined different renegades to set up a loose society alongside the main inaccessible Atlantic sea coast of North the US. They created a brand new neighborhood at the banks of Albemarle Sound, holding peace with neighboring local american citizens, upholding the egalitarian values of the English Revolution, and ignoring the legislation of the mum country.

Tapping into formerly unused records, McIlvenna explains how North Carolina's first planters struggled to impose a plantation society upon the settlers and the way these early small farmers, protecting a large franchise and non secular toleration, steadfastly resisted. She contends that the tale of the Albemarle colony is a microcosm of the better technique in which a conglomeration of loosely settled, politically independent groups finally succumbed to hierarchical social constructions and elite rule. Highlighting the connection among settlers and local americans, this learn ends up in a stunning new interpretation of the Tuscarora War.

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