Daniel Watkins New World Burning

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New World Burning

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New World Burning is the powerful saga of Philip Corstair, an enthusiastic young carpenters apprentice from England, who makes the harrowing journey across the Atlantic as an indentured servant to the New World in 1650. Over a time that covers a colorful cast of characters, the impossible dream of owning land in Virginia comes to wonderful fruition with the love of his wife, and a family of English and adopted Indian children. But then his hard earned success runs a collision course with Nathaniel Bacons Rebellion. This is the story of a well-meaning former indenture, who can't help but get caught in these terrible events as they unfold. Events that produced the demise of indentured labor, and then introduction of large-scale, life-long African slavery.

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Daniel Watkins is a professional actor turned writer. In his former life as a performer he appeared on Broadway in shows as diverse as Jesus Christ Superstar and Amadeus. He has also written plays and screen plays. New World Burning is his second novel. The first, called The Soapwriter, is a send-up on the reality TV of politics.

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"...exuberantly captures the raw flavor of colonial America... a tale as entertaining as it is informative." -- Loch Raven Review

"...triumphs...it seizes the reader with a vigor and immediacy unusual for historical fiction." -- Clarion Reviews

A combustilble mix of genius and insanity. -- Kirkus Discoveries

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