Class War? Class Struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia

TitleClass War? Class Struggles during the American Revolution in Virginia
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsMcDonnell, Michael A.
JournalThe William and Mary Quarterly
Volume63
Issue2
Pagination305-344
Date Published04/2006
Abstract

This article examines the class hierarchy among residents of Virginia during the American Revolution by critically evaluating the long-held perspective that the need for racial unity smoothed over class divisions in Virginia and created a shared commitment to racial slavery, which was the basis of a cohesive white culture in the eighteenth century. The author dismisses this theory by pointing to division among whites due to economic inequality.

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