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Dunmore

Dunmore's New World

The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--With Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings

Dunmore's New World( )
Author: David, James Corbett
Series title:Early American Histories Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8139-3425-9
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:University of Virginia Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal and intrigue rare in the annals of the colonial world. Dunmore not only issued the first formal proclamation of emancipation in American history; he also undertook an unauthorized Indian war in the Ohio Valley, now known as Dunmore's War, that was instrumental in opening the Kentucky country to white settlement....
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