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eBook The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1700 (Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American ... and the University of North Carolina Press) ePub

by Warren M. Billings

  • ISBN: 0807858528
  • Category: Americas
  • Subcategory: History
  • Author: Warren M. Billings
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press; 2 edition (August 6, 2007)
  • Pages: 432
  • ePub book: 1313 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1773 kb
  • Other: lrf lit txt azw
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 949

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Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, V. by the University of North Carolina Press. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Chapel Hill, Published for the Institute of Early American History and Culture at Williamsburg, V.

Warren Billings brings together more than 200 period documents, organized topically, with each chapter introduced by an interpretive essay. Topics include the settlement of Jamestown, the evolution of government and the structure of society, forced labor, the economy, Indian-Anglo relations, and Bacon's Rebellion.

Warren Billings brings together more than 200 period documents, organized topically, with each chapter . Published August 6th 2007 by Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press (first published March 1st 1975). Warren Billings brings together more than 200 period documents, organized topically, with each chapter introduced by an interpretive essay.

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture .

Published by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture and the University of North Carolina Press.

by Omohundro Institute and University of North Carolina Press . New illustrations of seventeenth-century artifacts and buildings enrich the texts with recent archaeological findings. With these enhancements, and a full index, students, scholars, and those interested in early Virginia will find these documents even more enlightening.

WARREN M. BILLINGS is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of New Orleans

WARREN M. BILLINGS is Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at the University of New Orleans. Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. Country of Publication. The University of North Carolina Press.

Warren Billings brings together more than zoo period documents, organized topically, with each chapter introduced by an interpretive essay.

This book is a convenient collection of seventeenth-century Virginia .

This book is a convenient collection of seventeenth-century Virginia documentary source material. This book is a convenient collection of seventeenth-century Virginia documentary source material. 22. 6 Some Contemporary Explanations for Virginias Early Failures.

The Arrival of the Negro in Virginia, 1619 1. A Relation from Master John Rolfe About the last of August {1619} came a dutch man of warre that sold us twenty Negars.

Since its original publication in 1975, The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century has become an important teaching tool and research volume. Warren Billings brings together more than 200 period documents, organized topically, with each chapter introduced by an interpretive essay. Topics include the settlement of Jamestown, the evolution of government and the structure of society, forced labor, the economy, Indian-Anglo relations, and Bacon's Rebellion. This revised, expanded, and updated edition adds approximately 30 additional documents, extending the chronological reach to 1700. Freshly rethought chapter introductions and suggested readings incorporate the vast scholarship of the past 30 years. New illustrations of seventeenth-century artifacts and buildings enrich the texts with recent archaeological findings. With these enhancements, and a full index, students, scholars, and those interested in early Virginia will find these documents even more enlightening.

Comments

Frlas Frlas
very helpful compilation
Tcaruieb Tcaruieb
I would recommend this to readers, because it is a broad spectrum of surviving early records. It covers a lot of ground, but in doing so, it shows the lack of materials still available. It is really good that the author has gone to so much trouble in our behalf. We are indebted for this. It is a mine of gems.
Zehaffy Zehaffy
Excellent history of the time period.
Xal Xal
This book attempts to provide a documentary history of early Virginia. To a large extent it succeeds in its purpose, but it attempts to cover too much ground to be truly extraordinary. The documents it includes provide insight into the colony's early development, but how many more were excluded? A single volume is not really a place for a thorough analysis of a colony's documentary history.

The book begins with the establishment of Jamestown and the starving time that soon followed. It even mentions cannibalism by at least one or two of the early colonists. It moves on to document how self government emerged over time. Democracy does not happen overnight, so those who wish to use this book as an illustration of how democracy came to be will be hard-pressed to make valid points. Likewise, a colony's economy did not thrive from the beginning, and Virginia had its share of troubles. Finding workders became a constant challenge and though slavery did not begin in 1619, this book does not do the emergence of slavery justice.

All in all this is a good attempt to provide insight into the primary documents of early Virginia history. It could have done much more, but the author's intent of illustrating the highpoints seems to have been met. This book is not for the casual reader, unless that reader is a true student of history. But it is a good book and worthy to be considered as required reading by instructors of colonial Virginia history classes.
Tygrafym Tygrafym
I found this book a very good historical source for the years after Jamestown when the sources seem to dry up. It was also good for adding perspective to genealogical. studies. Also reads well.