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Williamsburg: Cradle of the Revolution

Williamsburg: Cradle of the Revolution

by Ron Goor, Nancy Goor

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-By interweaving the history of Williamsburg during the years immediately preceding the American Revolution with a description of social customs and architecture of the day, the Goors have written an interesting, well-researched book. Black-and-white photos add to the text and insert boxes supply additional information such as the role of slaves and life in the taverns. The pictures, taken in modern-day Williamsburg, show the inside and outside of buildings as well as domestic details, such as a variety of wigs and head coverings and a page of toys. After a general introduction to the city, the authors discuss the types of people who lived there and then chronologically describe the role that Williamsburg played before the Revolution, the leaders who lived and worked there, and Williamsburg's relations with the other colonies. Students of early American history should find this book helpful and easy to read.-Margaret C. Howell, West Springfield Elementary School, VA
Carolyn Phelan
The Goors focus on Williamsburg, the capital of colonial Virginia, as a good place to study history. Williamsburg's restored buildings and costumed interpreters offer an unusual opportunity for bringing the period to life. Accompanied by a black-and-white photo on nearly every page, the text describes Williamsburg life during the 1760s and 1770s: the government, home life, education, and the work of its citizens as well as their opinions and actions as the colonies and England moved toward war. Varied in quality, the photos give the book a rather lackluster appearance, though the text is generally interesting. Libraries will find this a useful addition to collections on colonial life.

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Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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1st ed
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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