Dunmore's New World

By James Corbett David,

Book cover of Dunmore's New World: The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America

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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…

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1 author picked Dunmore's New World as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

With a broader focus than the 1774 campaign into the Ohio Valley known as Dunmore’s War, James David’s book gave me a vivid picture of the late colonial North American and British landscape in which Dunmore lived and moved and had his being. An engaging read as well as an indispensable resource for a historical fiction writer.

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