Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement

Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement

by David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly
     
 
Based on an acclaimed exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society, the book studies three stages of migration to, within, and from Virginia. Each stage has its own story to tell. Together they offer an opportunity to study the westward movement through three centuries, as it has rarely been studied before.

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Based on an acclaimed exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society, the book studies three stages of migration to, within, and from Virginia. Each stage has its own story to tell. Together they offer an opportunity to study the westward movement through three centuries, as it has rarely been studied before.

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A study of the migration patterns that characterized the colony and (later) state of Virginia over the three century history following its European founding. Dividing the topic into three patterns<-->migration to, within, and from Virginia<-->Fischer (history, Brandeis U) and Kelly (Virginia Historical Society) study the reasons behind the migrations of various populations, paying special attention to African Americans, and explore the cultural legacy of the migrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813917733
Publisher:
University of Virginia Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

David Hackett Fischer is Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. James C. Kelly is Assistant Director for Museums at the Virginia Historical Society.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Wayland, Massachusetts
Date of Birth:
December 2, 1935
Place of Birth:
Baltimore, Maryland
Education:
A.B., Princeton University, 1958; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, 1962

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