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Patrician and Plebian in Virginia; Or, the Origin and Development of the Social Classes of the Old Dominion (Paperback) Loot Price: R270
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Patrician and Plebian in Virginia; Or, the Origin and Development of the Social Classes of the Old Dominion (Paperback): Thomas...

Patrician and Plebian in Virginia; Or, the Origin and Development of the Social Classes of the Old Dominion (Paperback)

Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART TWO The Middle Class T IKE the aristocracy the middle class in *--' Virginia developed within the colony. It originated from free families of immigrants of humble means and origin, and from servants that had served their term of indenture, and its character was the result of climatic, economic, social and political conditions. There is no more interesting chapter in the history of Virginia than the development of an intelligent and vigorous middle class out of the host of lowly immigrants that came to the colony in the 17th century. Splendid natural opportunities, the law of the survival of the fittest, and a governmehTin which a representative legislature took an important part cooperated to elevate them. For many years after the founding of Jamestown the middle class was so small and was so lacking in intelligence that it could exercise but little influence in govenmental affairs, and the 143 governors and the large planters ruled the colony almost at will. During the last years of the 17th century it had grown in numbers, had acquired something of culture and had been drilled so effectively in political affairs that it could no longer be disregarded by governors and aristocracy. In the development of the middle class/four) distinct periods may be noted. First, the period of formation, from 1607 to 1660, when, from the free immigrants of humble means and from those who had entered the colony as servants and whose term of indenture had expired, was gradually emerging-a class of small, independent farmers. (SecondJa period of oppression DEGREES extending fromlooOto 1676. In these years, when William Berkeley was for the second time the chief executive of the colony, the poor people were so oppressed by the excessive burdens imposed upon them by the arbitrary old g.

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-61661-6
Categories: Books > Law
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LSN: 1-151-61661-3
Barcode: 9781151616616

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