Ideology Of Bacon's Rebellion

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In 1676 Nathanial Bacon led a rebellion against Governor William Berkeley, the rebellion was called Bacon’s Rebellion. This rebellion brought people of similar ideology about class together to fight for what they believed to be justice. Both Africans and Englishmen joined together under Bacon to rebel against the Native Indians having access to more land. This rebellion would eventually be engrained into the to the ideology surrounding America as “White Supremacy.” The rebellion draws upon issues of race, class, and the nation state and the divide between the individuals with differences. Before the hostility that arose during bacons rebellion the people of Virginia had already harbored many ill feelings. Since the founding of the colony in …show more content…
Bad Indians meaning Indians who stood against the Englishmen. It also stated that there would be no more trade of firearms to the local Native Indians. His ideology in mind when doing this is that he wanted his Englishman to feel at ease, especially since the natives already outnumbered them. Some of the Englishmen in turn, including bacon, were unhappy with this assembly because they relied on independent trades. Bacon felt even further that Berkeley was acting in favor of the …show more content…
Before the rebellion the terminology of Englishman and Africans were used. After the rebellion we see the usage of white and black to distinguish between individuals. Race was constructed to maintain a certain societal order at the time. It became outlawed for whites and blacks to marry. They were not to mingle or intertwine no longer. Different punishments were established for white and black indentured servants. For white servants if they were to run away they would get possibly one to three years added on to their servitude. For blacks if they were to commit the same crime they would receive servitude for life. Shortly after they stopped calling it servitude for blacks and they just became known as slaves. Colonies strayed away from using white indentured servants and replaced them with African

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