1676: The End of American Independence

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Syracuse University Press, 1995 - History - 440 pages
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The colonial experience of Americans was not one long march toward independence. Sixteen hundred seventy-six was a cataclysmic year of Indian insurrection and civil war in America, when the colonies lost their "autonomy" after King Philip's War and Bacon's Rebellion. Stephen Webb makes clear how the forces unleashed in 1676 revolutionized the relationships between the adolescent colonies, the imperial government in London, and the embattled Algonquin and Iroquois Indians, and shows how the political institutions that evolved in the colonies in the next three hundred years reflected this experience.
 

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Contents

Antagonists
13
Militia Mutiny and Indian War
21
Flight and Forgiveness
31
June Assembly
38
Gloucester Petition and Loyalist Flight
44
Giles Bland
50
Independence
66
Bacons Revolution
79
Captain General
274
The King of Englands Country or Their Plantations
280
Exterminating the Andastoguetz
290
Onne Ouagicheria
301
Inheritance and Exile 16371661
307
Solicitor Surveyor and Dragoon 16681674
321
Bailiff of Guernsey and Seigneur de Sausmarez
328
Construction and Conciliation
335

The York River Campaign
103
Berkeleys Revenge
124
Resistance and Revenge
132
Oyer and Terminer
149
A Statute of Remembrance
156
Autonomys End
162
Introduction
169
Virginias Frolick
199
Some Suggested Reading for Book Two
245
Garacontie of Onondaga
251
The Ground Was Stained with Blood and Murder
257
Within TwoFingerBreadths of Total Destruction
265
The Government of the Dukes Dominions
340
The Covenant Chain
355
Gunpowder and Geopolitics
363
Refugees and Resolutions
371
Ye Govr Genl Is Become Our Father
378
Submitting to Providence
385
The Governr Genll and We Are One
391
Such Popular Governments
398
Some Suggested Reading for Book Three
405
Maps and Decorations
417
Index
423
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