Berkeley's Indian Policy and Bacon's Rebellion Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Berkeley's Indian Policy and Bacon's Rebellion
An examination of Governor Berkeley's Indian policy and how it impacted Bacon's Rebellion.
# 141709 | 750 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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The paper relates that William Berkeley, one-time governor of Virginia, was notorious for taking a conciliatory approach to natives during his tenure in office; eventually, this caused dissension with many small property owners who, under the leadership of Nathaniel Bacon, rose up against the natives and - for all intents and purposes - against Berkeley himself. The paper looks briefly at Berkeley's Indian policy and how it impacted Bacon's Rebellion. The paper shows that Berkeley does not appear to have been a bad governor vis-a-vis native-white relations, but he may not have had the steel in his spine necessary to control the situation appropriately.

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"William Berkeley, one-time governor of Virginia, was notorious for taking a conciliatory approach to natives during his tenure in office; eventually, this caused dissension with many small property owners who, under the leadership of Nathaniel Bacon, rose up against the natives and - for all intents and purposes - against Berkeley himself. The next few pages will look briefly at Berkeley's Indian policy and how it impacted Bacon's Rebellion. When all is said and done, Berkeley does not appear to have been a bad governor vis-a-vis native-white relations, but he may not have had the steel in his spine necessary to control the situation..."

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Berkeley's Indian Policy and Bacon's Rebellion (2008, December 01) Retrieved July 10, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/berkeley-indian-policy-and-bacon-rebellion-141709/

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"Berkeley's Indian Policy and Bacon's Rebellion" 01 December 2008. Web. 10 July. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/berkeley-indian-policy-and-bacon-rebellion-141709/>

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