Laura asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 7 years ago

What was Lord Dunmore's Proclamation and why did it motivate white Virginians to declare Independence?

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    Ah, Lord Dunmore's Proclamation- it was basically this: If you are a slave, and you ran away from your traitorous masters to fight for King and Country, you are basically free. For obvious reasons, white Virginians didn't like the idea of having their slaves free, in fact, even in the present day, they still don't like the idea of free black people.

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