Nathaniel Bacon's manifesto gains support for rebellion in Virginia (36 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

British colonists in Virginia rebel against the Governor, William Berkeley, who has been attempting to conciliate the Native Americans. Nathaniel Bacon produces a manifesto, 'Declaration of the People of Virginia', which helps to fuel the rebellion.

Citation:
Editors. "Nathaniel Bacon's manifesto gains support for rebellion in Virginia". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 April 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=16636, accessed 09 December 2016.]