Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves & the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia

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Product Details

Price
$35.00
Publisher
University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date
Pages
231
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.6 X 9.1 inches | 0.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780807847848

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About the Author

Woody Holton is McCausland Professor of History at the University of South Carolina, where he teaches and researches Early American history, especially the American Revolution, with a focus on economic history and on African Americans, Native Americans, and women. He is the author of several previous books, including Abigail Adams, which was awarded the Bancroft Prize; his second book, Unruly Americans and the Origins of the Constitution, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Reviews

Its lively style and wealth of anecdotes will make it an enjoyable read for anyone.

"Journal of American Studies"
[He] portrays the coming of the Revolution in Virginia as deeply bound up with competing social groups.

"American Historical Review"
The main strength of Holton's book is his effort to place the actions of the Virginia gentry within a more detailed local context.

"Law and History Review"
"May be the most important book on the political culture of Revolutionary Virginia since Rhys Isaac's "The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790."

"Journal of Southern History""
ÝHe¨ portrays the coming of the Revolution in Virginia as deeply bound up with competing social groups.

"American Historical Review"
This book gives us a brisk and convincing analysis of a region--and revolutionary leaders--we thought we already knew.

"Journal of American History"
May be the most important book on the political culture of Revolutionary Virginia since Rhys Isaac's "The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790".

"Journal of Southern History"