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Old dominion, new commonwealth : a history of virginia, 1607-2007

Author: Ronald L Heinemann; John G Kolp; Anthony S Parent; William G Shade
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Tackles the four centuries of Virginia's history from Jamestown onwards. This book emphasizes the major themes that play throughout Virginia history - change and continuity, a conservative political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Heinemann; John G Kolp; Anthony S Parent; William G Shade
ISBN: 0813927692 9780813927695
OCLC Number: 230956934
Description: xi, 395 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Before Virginia --
Atlantic outpost: 1607-1650 --
Imperial outpost: 1650-1690 --
A planter's patriarchy: 1690-1775 --
An empire in crisis: 1750-1775 --
From British colony to American state: 1775-1788 --
The Virginia dynasty: 1789-1825 --
Democratizing the Old Dominion: 1825-1851 --
Virginia at midcentury: 1840-1860 --
Slavery, secession, and the Civil War: 1850-1865 --
The Reconstruction era: 1865-1885 --
Progress and preservation: 1885-1915 --
The rise of the Byrd organization: 1915-1930 --
Depression and war: 1930-1945 --
The politics of race: 1945-1960 --
A new commonwealth: 1960-2007.
Responsibility: Ronald L. Heinemann [and others].
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"A splendid narrative." - Weekly Standard "For decades, we have lacked a modern account of Virginia's rich, tumultuous, and consequential history, which has shaped so much of our nation's past. Now Read more...

 
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