In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon led a well-known colonial uprising against the authority of King Charles II, in the person of Virginia's governor Sir William Berkeley. Bacon's Rebellion dramatically altered relations between Chesapeake colonists and Native Americans, and also induced late Stuart imperialists to crack down on colonial autonomy. Michael Leroy Oberg has transcribed, edited, and introduced the official record left by Samuel Wiseman, King Charles II's scribe assigned to this uprising's investigation_making this history widely available for the first time in book form.
Michael L. Oberg is professor of history at the State University of New York, Geneseo.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Samuel Wiseman's Book of Record Chapter 3 Preliminaries Chapter 4 The Commissioners and Sir William Berkeley Chapter 5 The Treaty of Middle Plantation, 1677 Chapter 6 The Commissioners' Narrative Chapter 7 The Commissioners' Resolve Chapter 8 The Counties' Grievances Chapter 9 The Price of Loyalty: Personal Grievances