Books

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The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790

Rhys Isaac


Paper: 978-0-8078-4814-2 ($28.95)

Copyright 1982
University of North Carolina Press

A Prize-Winning Book

  • National Historical Society Book Prize (1983)
  • Pulitzer Prize (1983)


Reviews

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


[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


[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