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Old Dominion, new commonwealth : a history of Virginia, 1607-2007

Author: Ronald L Heinemann
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007.
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Tackles the four centuries of Virginia's history from Jamestown through the present, emphasizing the major themes that play throughout Virginia history--change and continuity, a conservative political order, race and slavery, economic development, and social divisions--and how they relate to national events; includes helpful bibliographical listings at the end of each chapter as well as a general listing of useful  Read more...
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Old Dominion, new commonwealth.
Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006032721
(OCoLC)74964181
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald L Heinemann
ISBN: 9780813930480 0813930480
OCLC Number: 825768138
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 395 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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Provides a history of Virginia. In seventeen narrative chapters, this book covers the four centuries of Virginia's history, emphasizing the major themes that play throughout its history - change and  Read more...

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