Albion's Seed: Four British Folkways in America - Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 4, Virginia's Struggles Summary & Analysis

David Hackett Fischer
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Book 1, Albion's Seed : Chapter 4, Virginia's Struggles Summary and Analysis

A case is made of the gentleman Daniel Parke. He is used to model a combination of very real virtues and conduct that was outrageous and scandalous for his time and place. While he was able to serve successfully in the military and the British government, both in the colony and over in Britain, but faithfully for "Queen & Country" the whole time, he also evidenced some difficult behavior. He was reputed to be willful. He flagrantly brandished a genuine love for a woman to whom he was not married, to the point that he specified that his family accept her by willing his very coat-of-arms to her, legally and officially.

Whereas the children and adults of New England were typically prevented from dancing, in Virginia they were forced to do so...

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