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The History of Virginia, in Four Parts

By Robert Beverley

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The History of Virginia, in Four Parts is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Robert Beverley is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Robert Beverley then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

Cradle of America: A History of Virginia

By Peter Wallenstein

University Press of Kansas
Released: 2014-08-20
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As the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, the birthplace of a presidential dynasty, and the gateway to western growth in the nation’s early years, Virginia can rightfully be called the “cradle of America.” Peter Wallenstein traces major themes across four centuries in a brisk narrative that recalls the people and events that have shaped the Old Dominion. The second edition is updated with new material throughout, including a new chapter on Virginia and world affairs from the Korean War through 9/11 and beyond, and, an expanded bibliography.

Historical accounts of Virginia have often emphasized harmony and tradition, but Wallenstein focuses on the impact of conflict and change. From the beginning, Virginians have debated and challenged each other’s visions of Virginia, and Wallenstein shows how these differences have influenced its sometimes turbulent development. Casting an eye on blacks as well as whites, and on people from both east and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he traces such key themes as political power, racial identity, and education.

Bringing to bear his long experience teaching Virginia history, Wallenstein takes readers back, even before Jamestown, to the Elizabethan settlers at Roanoke Island and the inhabitants they encountered, as well as to Virginia’s leaders of the American Revolution. He chronicles the state’s dramatic journey through the Civil War era, a time that revealed how the nation’s evolution sometimes took shape in opposition to the vision of many leading Virginians. He also examines the impact of the civil rights movement and considers controversies that accompany Virginia into its fifth century.

The text is copiously illustrated to depict not only such iconic figures as Pocahontas, George Washington, and Robert E. Lee, but also such other prominent native Virginians as Carter G. Woodson, Patsy Cline, and L. Douglas Wilder. Sidebars throughout the book offer further insight, while maps and appendixes of reference data make the volume a complete resource on Virginia’s history.

Colonial Records of Virginia

By Various

Released: 2012-05-11
Kindle Edition (151 pages)

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The Road to Independence: Virginia 1763-1783

By Virginia History Government and Geography Service

Released: 2012-05-12
Kindle Edition (126 pages)

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A Brief History of Virginia

By John M. Wiley

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Virginia is one of the most important states in all of America, and has been so from the distant past up to the present day. Its history is rich with movements, conflicts, failures, discoveries, and victories. In "A Brief History of Virginia," John M. Wiley takes readers through a concise yet insightful excursion of Virginia's past. To help educators, discussion questions are included at the closing of each chapter, though the individual reader can find this added resource beneficial as well. Whether one is well versed in Virginia history or brand new, this book has plenty of historical value for everyone.

A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers

By Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources

University of Virginia Press
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Including nearly nine hundred new and replacement markers that have been installed along the commonwealth's roadways since the last edition was published in 1994, this third edition of A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers brings together and updates the texts of more than 1,850 official state historical markers placed along Virginia's highways since 1927.Divided for the first time into six geographic-cultural regions, this edition contains maps and three individual indexes that assist the reader in locating markers by title, number, or subject matter. The subject index covers African American, Native American, and women's history; maps out key places in such areas as European exploration and settlement, industry and agriculture, and transportation and communication; and canvasses the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, and such notable sites as courthouses, houses of worship, educational institutions, forts, and famous homes and homesites. Vacationers and those simply out for a drive will stumble across sites as diverse as Jamestown and the birthplace of Booker T. Washington, the graves of country music's Carter family and the original locations of northern Virginia's Nike missile installations, the places where paramount chief Powhatan first met with the English and where the artist Georgia O'Keeffe taught art, and Langley Field, which played a significant role in the history of manned space flight.Virginia has one of the oldest marker systems in the country, established in 1927. The markers are no longer state funded, and so the program illustrates a collaborative effort between committed sponsors who offer financial support, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, and the Virginia Department of Transportation. The network holds great appeal for tourists and serves as a source of pride for local citizens.Travelers along Virginia's highways will find this guide both useful and informative. The great legacy of Virginia's past is revealed on these markers, making the book both a handy reference and a stimulus to greater study of the history of the commonwealth.

Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607–2007

By Ronald L. Heinemann & Anthony S. Parent Jr.

Brand: University of Virginia Press
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"On the morning of 26 April 1607, three small ships carrying 143 Englishmen arrived off the Virginia coast of North America, having spent four months at sea.... All hoped for financial success and perhaps a little adventure; as it turned out, their tiny settlement eventually would evolve from colony into a prominent state in an entirely new nation." So begins Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 and the remarkable story behind the founding not only of the state of Virginia but of our nation. With this book, the historians Ronald L. Heinemann, John G. Kolp, Anthony S. Parent Jr., and William G. Shade collaborate to provide a comprehensive, accessible, one-volume history of Virginia, the first of its kind since the 1970s.

In seventeen narrative chapters, the authors tackle 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. Including helpful bibliographical listings at the end of each chapter as well as a general listing of useful sources and Websites, the book is truly a treasure trove for any student, scholar, or general-interest reader looking to find out more about the history of Virginia and our nation. Timed to coincide with the 2007 quadricentennial, Old Dominion, New Commonwealth will stand as a classic for years to come.

Genealogy of the Page family in Virginia: Also, a condensed account of the Nelson, Walker, Pendleton, and Randolph families, with references to the Bland, ... Byrd, Carter, Cary, Duke, Gilmer, Ha

By Richard Channing Moore Page

Released: 2014-06-08
Kindle Edition (319 pages)

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Genealogy of the Page family in Virginia Also, a condensed account of the Nelson, Walker, Pendleton, and Randolph families, with references to the Bland, Burwell, Byrd, Carter, Cary, Duke, Gilmer, Harrison, Rives, Thornton, Welford, Washington, and other distinguished families in Virginia. 302 Pages

Virginia History & Genealogy on DVD - 225 books - Ancestry, Records, Family

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The Ultimate History and Genealogy Collection of Virginia

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Partial List of Contents

A History of Orange County, Virginia by W.W. Scott - (1907) - 292 pages

A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton - (1920) - 574 pages

A History of Rockingham County, Virginia by John W. Wayland - (1912) - 601 pages

Albemarle County in Virginia by Edgar Woods - (1901) - 412 pages

Boyle Genealogy. John Boyle of Virginia and Kentucky by John Boyle - (1909) - 174 pages

Early Virginia Marriages. Part 1 by William A. Crozier - (1907) - 136 pages

Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia: Embracing a ... by Raleigh Travers Green, Philip Slaughter - (1900) - 160 pages

Historical Sketch Bedford County Virginia 1753-1907 - (1907) - 121 pages

History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia 1748-1920 by Wm. C. Pendleton - (1920) - 700 pages

Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life; a Collection of Biographies of the Leading Men in the State Vol 1 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler - (1906) - 426 pages

Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County Virginia by B.F. Nuckolls - (1914) - 206 pages

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"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia (Early American Histories)

University of Virginia Press
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Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political institutions and jurisprudence. Exploring the book collections of these Virginians therefore offers insight into the history of the book and the intellectual history of early America. It also addresses essential questions of how English culture migrated to the American colonies and was transformed into a distinctive American culture.

Focusing on the law books that colonial Virginians acquired, how they used them, and how they eventually produced a native-grown legal literature, this collection explores the law and intellectual culture of the Commonwealth and reveals the origins of a distinctively Virginian legal literature. The contributors argue that understanding the development of early Virginia legal history―as shown through these book collections―not only illuminates important aspects of Virginia’s history and culture; it also underlies a thorough understanding of colonial and revolutionary American history and culture.



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