The history and present state of Virginia /

Written and published in London in 1705, this was one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Robert Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, ambitious and at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American he p...

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Main Author: Beverley, Robert, approximately 1673-1722.
Corporate Author: Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture.
Other Authors: Rountree, Helen C., 1944-, Atias, Daphna., Parrish, Susan Scott.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, 2013.
Edition:A New edition.
Series:UPCC book collections on Project MUSE. History.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Written and published in London in 1705, this was one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Robert Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, ambitious and at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American he provided English readers with the first full account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. This new edition places the author and his book in the context of the political and cultural issues of his day and explores the many contradictions embedded in his narrative.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxxix, 342 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-305) and index.
ISBN:9781469607962
1469607964
9781469607948
1469607948