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Forced Founders In This Provocative Reinterpretation Of One Of The Best Known Events In American History, Woody Holton Shows That When Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, And Other Elite Virginians Joined Their Peers From Other Colonies In Declaring Independence From Britain, They Acted Partly In Response To Grassroots Rebellions Against Their Own Rule.The Virginia Gentry S Efforts To Shape London S Imperial Policy Were Thwarted By British Merchants And By A Coalition Of Indian Nations In 1774, Elite Virginians Suspended Trade With Britain In Order To Pressure Parliament And, At The Same Time, To Save Restive Virginia Debtors From A Terrible Recession The Boycott And The Growing Imperial Conflict Led To Rebellions By Enslaved Virginians, Indians, And Tobacco Farmers By The Spring Of 1776 The Gentry Believed The Only Way To Regain Control Of The Common People Was To Take Virginia Out Of The British Empire Forced Founders Uses The New Social History To Shed Light On A Classic Political Question Why Did The Owners Of Vast Plantations, Viewed By Many Of Their Contemporaries As Aristocrats, Start A Revolution As Holton S Fast Paced Narrative Unfolds, The Old Story Of Patriot Versus Loyalist Becomes Decidedly Complex.

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  • Paperback
  • 253 pages
  • Forced Founders
  • Woody Holton
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 0807847844

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  1. says:

    I m surprised this book is receiving such high marks There are several contradictions within this book and all too often he changes his mind on the connections between inter colonial aspects of the revolution On the one hand, he is adamant about how things going on in Massachusetts do not apply to Virginia which I agree with On the other hand, he asserts that the gentry in Virginia needing to seize control of their government against fears of greater control and power from the lower classe I m surprised this book is receiving such high marks There are several contradictions within this book and all too often he changes his mind on the connections between inter colonial aspects of the revoluti...


  2. says:

    I would have given this book 5 stars if the subject were one I wasinterested in and the book was a bitclearly written he s inconsistent in the way he presents his arguments the way he deals with groups and presents them in relation to the gentry could have been organized better However, it was great The author doesn t treat colonists as one monolithic entity, nor does he separate them out merely by region although in the Epilogue he does address some of those differences betwee I would have given this book 5 stars if the subject were one I wasinterested in and the book was a bitclearly written he s inconsistent in the way he presents his arguments the way he deals with groups and presents them in relation to the gentry could have been organized better However, it was great The author doesn t treat colonists as one monolithic entity, nor does he separate them out merely by region although in the Epilogue he does address some of those differences between Chesapeake and New England colonists In...


  3. says:

    Holton is awesome He teaches at the University of South Carolina Also, he s the brother of the wife of US Senator Kaine, and the son of former VA governor Linwood Holton Neat stuff.As a writer of history a historian he s a lot of fun He took what I thought was the way things were, a story neatly laid out o...


  4. says:

    Masterful Expands the neo progressive take on the revolutionary period to Virginia.


  5. says:

    I found Holton to be very readable and I enjoy his progressive perspective on the causes of the American Revolution in Virginia.


  6. says:

    Holton offers a backstory to the drive by Virginia s elite political leaders to support rebellion against England and the Declaration of Independence He argues that Indians, slaves, merchants and small farmers, each in their own sphere, exerted influence on Washington, Jefferson and other Virginia leaders that helped to motivate their advocacy for independence.Holton provides rich detail as he explores the obvious and not so obvious relationships of these interest groups, and as he describes th Holton offers a backstory to the drive by Virginia s elite political leaders to support rebellion against England and the Declaration of Independence He argues that Indians, slaves, merchants and small farmers, each in their own sphere, exerted influence on Washington, Jefferson and other Virginia leaders that helped to motivate their advocacy for independence.Holton provides rich detail as he explores the obvious and not so obvious relationships of these interest groups, and as he describes the not wholly successful effort of the powerful landowners in many cases, they were also land speculators to achieve and expand their control of the factors of production land, capital and labor.Holton is at his most pers...


  7. says:

    I just re read this book for one of my classes I don t usually take the time to put books like this up on this site, but I thought since I paid such close attention to it I would I really love his chapter on the Dun Proclamation Most importantly, I love how he de mystifies the founding generation in American history He shows that the Revolutionary generation were moved as much by their personal stake in the economy and their desire to preserve their social status as p...


  8. says:

    Dry, but very informative perspective of the politics of the Revolutionary War era from the common peoples point of view in Virginia Holton has managed to create an important and previously unrepresented piece of history The most intriguing section to me was about Lord Dun and his emancipation of the slaves if they fought for Britain and the coincidental stealing of the gunpowder from the magazine in Williamsburg Holton provides alternative motive,of a symbolic and threatening g Dry, but very informative perspective of the politics of the Revolutiona...


  9. says:

    fantastic book glad i finally got to read it in its entirety largely succeeds in reviving and revising the progressive interpretation social divisions matter of the origins of the american revolution stresses the most important elements of the coming of the revolution...


  10. says:

    I was assigned this book for my American History class I liked how it showed another perspective on the common story of the American Revolution Lots of interesting stories and background information It was quite dry, but overall the information was very valuable and changed how ...

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