Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 available on November 15 2015 from Amazon for 20.95
ISBN bar code 9780813926094 ξ2 registered November 15 2015
ISBN bar code 9780813926094 ξ3 registered November 15 2015
ISBN bar code 9780813926094 ξ1 registered August 15 2012
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Manufacturered by University of Virginia Press
Product weight is 1.6 lbs.
Used Book in Good Condition "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.
^Ronald L. Heinemann, William G. Shade, John G. Kolp, Anthony S., Jr. ParentOld Dominion, New Commonwealth : A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 by William G. Shade, Ronald L. Heinemann, Anthony S., Jr. Parent and John G. Kolp (2007, Hardcover)ISBN 9780813926094 (revised Dec 2015)
^Ronald L. HeinemannOld Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007, University Of Virginia Press. Amazon. ISBN 9780813926094 (revised Nov 2015)
More a collection of essays than a continuous monograph, arranged chronologically and lacking continuity, this book falls far short of the comprehensive insights and narrative skill of Virginius Dabney and other Southern historians. That's something of a disappointment considering the prestige of the authors, the publisher and the timing of the book to correspond with the 400th anniversary of permanent English settlement. In fact, it reads a bit like ..
Written by four current and emeritus professors of history, Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia 1607-2007 is an in-depth chronicle of the state of Virginia's history since the founding of the Jamestown colony. A handful of black-and-white photographs illustrate this fascinating chronicle of the changes that beset Virginia over the centuries, accessible to scholars and lay readers alike. A worthy and highly recommended addition to both public and college libra..
This "review" is simply to inform prospective buyers that the KINDLE version includes NO illustrations - no maps, no portraits, nothing. This was a particular issue for me because this book is the text for a Virginia history class I was taking when I bought it. I ended up buying a physical copy, as well, as maps are particularly essential to understanding history and in preparing for exams. (No complaints, though. It was still an incredible deal for a c..