The second paper in this section, by Minna Palander-Collin, looks at "Patterns of interaction: self-mention and addressee inclusion in the letters of Nathaniel Bacon
and his correspondents".
Simultaneously, a motley crew of angry servants, enslaved blacks, and Indian-phobic farmers led by the sparrow nobleman Nathaniel Bacon
almost destroyed Virginia.
In 1676 Virginian aristocrat Nathaniel Bacon
twenty nine raised a militia of 500 farmers servants and slaves -- both black and white.
Reference to Sir Nathaniel Bacon
's pioneer--for England--painting of a 'cookmaid with vegetables' is apt.
More recently the same institution staged a small exhibition of Nathaniel Bacon
's paintings that was charming and academically rewarding.
Ferguson makes some odd claims, suggesting that Nathaniel Bacon
, the 'outlaw' white colonist of the Widdow Ranter who likens himself to 'the black African Hannibal', is 'thereby' a symbolic double for the Black hero of the novella, Oroonoko (p.
in disturbing and complex ways" (99) historical narratives of Nathaniel Bacon
's rebellion in the Virginia colony (1675-76) and the dethroning of James II in the 1680s.
With the head of the family, the King, too far away to meet his responsibilities, the corruptions of his emissaries in the colonial government became unbearable to the men who would follow Nathaniel Bacon
into military conflict with Governor Berkeley.
The plot of The Widdow Ranter is based on the popular British uprising in Virginia in 1676 led by Nathaniel Bacon
, the son of an English squire, who, having lost his fortune by extravagance, was sent by his father to the colony (1674) in order to repair it.
, the seventeenth-century recorder of Ipswich, thought that the essence of an urban community was participation in municipal government by its own inhabitants and guarding against unwonted interference by monarchs and aristocrats.