Author Archives: Andrew Schwartz

Bacon and Berkeley

January 16, 1677: The End of Bacon’s Rebellion

The story of Bacon’s Rebellion is well known to Virginians, but its causes are still subject to much debate. Whiggish history tends to identify Bacon’s Insurrection as a foreshadowing of the American Revolution — a convenient 100 years later — an American precursor to those liberty-minded forefathers who gave us our independence. Revisionists are wont […]