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Revisiting Bacon's Rebellion

Thursday, December 5, 5:30pm7:00pm
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Part of the See You In Class category.
Part of the program.
This is a two-part class. Class one will take place on Thursday, December 5, and class two on Thursday, December 12.

Map of Bacon's RebellionOn December 5 and 12, Robert Dunkerly will teach a See You in Class entitled "Revisiting Bacon's Rebellion." In 1676, Virginia was not yet seventy years old when it found itself torn by strife, both internal and external. What caused the rebellion? Was it a precursor to the American Revolution, just one hundred years too early? Join us as we explore the causes and complexity of this event that transformed the colony. Virginia would never be the same, and the colony's growth took a new course afterward.

Robert Dunkerly, a park ranger at Richmond National Battlefield Park, has written widely on military history and is active in historic preservation.

This class takes place over the course of two evenings.

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