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The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790
     

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790

by Rhys Isaac, Omohundro Institute Of Early American Hi (Other)
 

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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Rhys Isaac describes and analyzes the dramatic confrontations—primarily religious and political—that transformed Virginia in the second half of the eighteenth century. Making use of the observational techniques of the cultural anthropologist, Isaac vividly recreates and painstakingly dissects a society in the turmoil

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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Rhys Isaac describes and analyzes the dramatic confrontations—primarily religious and political—that transformed Virginia in the second half of the eighteenth century. Making use of the observational techniques of the cultural anthropologist, Isaac vividly recreates and painstakingly dissects a society in the turmoil of profound inner change.

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One of the best—and most provocative—books written on colonial Anglo-America over the past decade.

Times Literary Supplement

[A] gracefully written evocation of eighteenth-century Virginia culture.

American Historical Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807814895
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
05/23/1982
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia
Pages:
462
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.31(h) x 1.59(d)

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[A] gracefully written evocation of eighteenth-century Virginia culture. . . . The book convinces us that close attention to commonplace events and their settings by someone of Isaac's ability will give us fresh access to long lost worlds.—American Historical Review

One of the best—and most provocative—books written on colonial Anglo-America over the past decade, it must be the starting point for all further work on the subject. Equally important, [Isaac's] efforts to demonstrate how historians can profitably employ some of the tools of symbolic anthropologists . . . deserve close inspection.—Times Literary Supplement

Meet the Author

Rhys Isaac (1937-2010) was Distinguished Visiting Professor of History at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, and Emeritus Professor of History at LaTrobe University in Australia.

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