The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 / Edition 1

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790 / Edition 1

by Rhys Isaac
     
 

ISBN-10: 080784814X

ISBN-13: 9780807848142

Pub. Date: 04/27/1999

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807848142
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
04/27/1999
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
462
Sales rank:
614,026
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

The Setting and the Action
Preface to the New Paperback Edition
Introduction5
Pt. ITraditional Ways of Life
1Prospects of Virginia: Overviews of the Landscape11
2Shapes in the Landscape: The Arrangement of Social Space18
3Figures in the Landscape: People and Environment43
4Church and Home: Celebrations of Life's Meanings58
5Occasions: Court Days, Race Meetings, Militia Musters, and Elections88
6Textures of Community: Mobility, Learning, Gentility, and Authority115
Pt. IIMovements and Events
7The Parson, the Squire - and the Upstart Dissenter143
8Popular Upsurge: The Challenge of the Baptists161
9Whither Virginia? Specters of Bishop and Sectary181
10"Transactions in the Steeple of Bruton": A Tableau of Cultural Provincialism209
11Political Enthusiasm and Continuing Revivalism243
12Revolutionary Settlement: Religion and the Forms of Community273
Pt. IIIAfterview
13Changed Lives - Changed Landscapes299
A Discourse on the Method: Action, Structure, and Meaning323
Acknowledgments359
Notes361
About the Illustrations415
Index423

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