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The book that I chose to read was called The Governor And The Rebel by Wilcomb E Washburn Wilcomb was a very qualified person He passed away on February 1 1997 He got his PhD in the History of American Civilization at Harvard University After Harvard he taught history for three years at the College of William and Mary He then joined the Smithsonian Institution as Curator in the division of political history He had a career of research publication lecturing and teaching on diverse topics He was editor of nine works from the Indian and the White Man in 1964 He is the author of five other books besides the one I read One was called Red Mans LandWhite Mans Law He wrote about 200 journal articles book chapters newspaper pieces and book reviews all having to do with United States History While he wrote the book he did most of his research in England so he could get both viewpoints of the situation with Bacons Rebellion which is what The Governor And The Rebel is about The type of the book is a monograph The Thesis of this book is throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries the rebellion of Nathaniel Bacon in Virginia in 1676 has been presented as a valiant but premature attempt to overthrow an oppressive royal government in order to establish a just and democratic society The summery of the book is it starts out talking about how he did his research He did this by going to England He found old documents containing information on the subject of Bacons Rebellion He got both sides of the argument The people of America that wrote about Bacon made him to be a hero about overthrowing a government The people of Britain pretty much wrote the opposite Like Washburn states on page 16 Was it an attempt to over throw a tyrannical government or was it just a disagreement on how
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