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A commoner respected for his knowledge of law and politics, Pory was appointed, in 1618, secretary to the new governor of Virginia, and he became the first speaker of the first Legislative Assembly of America. A professional newsletter writer all of his life, he was one of the first journalists of his time. His letters contain contemporary information on the Thirty Years War, social and political conditions in England, and his impressions of Virginia.Originally published 1977.A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
|Publisher:||The University of North Carolina Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
William S. Powell is professor emeritus of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His many books include North Carolina through Four Centuries, which won the 1989 Mayflower Cup for Nonfiction.