Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion


Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion


This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in scholarship and helps set a new agenda for research in the next decade and beyond. The contributors represent some of the best of a younger generation of scholars who are building on, but also criticizing and moving beyond, the work of the so-called Chesapeake School of social history that dominated the historiography of the region in the 1970s and 1980s. Employing a variety of methodologies, analytical strategies, and types of evidence, these essays explore a wide range of topics and offer a fresh look at the early religious, political, economic, social, and intellectual life of the colony.


Douglas Bradburn, Binghamton University, State University of New York 

John C. Coombs, Hampden-Sydney College 

Victor Enthoven, Netherlands Defense Academy 

Alexander B. Haskell, University of California Riverside 

Wim Klooster, Clark University

Philip Levy, University of South Florida 

Philip D. Morgan, Johns Hopkins University 

William A. Pettigrew, University of Kent 

Edward DuBois Ragan, Valentine Richmond History Center

Terri L. Snyder, California State University, Fullerton 

Camilla Townsend, Rutgers University 

Lorena S. Walsh, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Title: Early Modern Virginia: Reconsidering the Old Dominion
Editors: Douglas Bradburn and John C. Coombs
Published: September 2011
Pages: 368
Dimensions: 6.13 x 1.12 x 9.25 inches
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 978-0813931494

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Weight 1.43 lbs
Dimensions 6.13 × 1.12 × 9.25 in

Bradburn, Douglas, Coombs, John C.

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