Yvette Salviati-Marambaud

University of Nice–Sophia Antipolis, France.

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Cycnos | Volume 19 n°1

Nathaniel Bacon: A Forerunner of the Revolution?

“As early as the end of the seventeenth century, some sort of local government had taken shape in the English colonies of America. In fact, barely one hundred years after the foundation of Jamestown, the settlers already enjoyed relative autonomy; because of the distance between London and Virginia, long delays were necessary and it made sense that local affairs should be treated by a local government. The colonies were thus “largely self-governing not because they were too proud to submit to dictation but because the mother country was too far away to govern them effectively.”1 The general pattern was more or less the same in all colon...”

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