“In order to understand our earliest history it is necessary to understand the political conditions then obtaining and the authority exercised by those directly interested in upholding the different political views on the colonial movement.” This five part work, English Politics in Early Virginia History, offers a detailed examination of this subject. Part I presents an outline of the primary effort of the Patriot party in England to plant a popular course of government in America, and of the Court party to prevent it; showing that a great historic wrong was done our patriotic founders by James I and his officials in the evidences preserved by and licensed by the crown, and why it was done. Part II presents an outline of the effort of the Court party in England to obliterate the true history of the origin of this nation; showing how a great historic wrong was done our patriotic founders by James I, his commissioned officials, and licensed historians. Part III presents an outline of the contest over our political and historic rights between the Court and Patriot parties, from 1625 until the Patriots determined to secure their political rights by force of arms in 1776; showing the ways by which the original historic wrong was supported and perpetuated under the crown. Part IV presents an outline of what has been done both towards perpetuating and towards correcting the historic wrong since the loyal political point of view was reversed in 1776. Part V presents a review of some of the leading political features in the case between the Patriot party, which managed the business and laid the foundation upon which this great nation has been erected, and the Court party, which controlled the evidences and laid the foundation upon which the history of this great movement has been written. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.
(1901), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp.