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The Dance family in Virginia,, Campbell, Leslie Lyle
1 Campbell, Leslie Lyle The Dance family in Virginia,
Lexington, VA Leslie Lyle Campbell 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue-grey hardcover with gilt lettering. "The Virginia Dance family first settled in Surry Co, Va. Thomas Dance who may be called the founder of the Dances in Virginia b 1675" Many Dance family references. Rare first edition. ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 134 pages; 
Price: 99.97 USD
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The Virginia Adventure  Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey, Hume, Ivor Noel
2 Hume, Ivor Noel The Virginia Adventure Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey
Knopf 1994 0394564464 / 9780394564463 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author on bookplate. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past. ; 1.5 x 9.3 x 6.4 Inches; 491 pages; For thirty-five years, as writer, lecturer, and chief archaeologist at Colonial Williamsburg, Ivor Noel Hume has enlivened for us the material culture of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century America. After his warmly praised book Martin's Hundred, he now turns to the two earliest English outposts in Virginia -- Roanoke and James Towne -- and pieces together revelatory information extrapolated from the shards and postholes of excavations at these sites with contemporary accounts found in journals, letters, and official records of the period. He illuminates narratives that have a mythic status in our early history: the exploits of Sir Walter Ralegh, Captain John Smith, and Powhatan; the life and death of Pocahontas; and the disappearance of the Roanoke colony. He recounts a recent important excavation at Roanoke where he and his colleagues found the work site of a metallurgist named Joachim Gans, whose findings about the mineral wealth of Virginia helped to convince London merchants that America was a worthy risk This is an account of high and low adventure, of noble efforts and base impulses, and of the inevitably tragic interactions between Indians and Europeans, marked by greed, treachery, and commonplace savagery on both sides. The astonishment of this history is that despite bad luck, bad management, and bad blood, the English presence in America persisted and the Virginia settlements survived as the birthplace of a country founded on English law and language.

With clarity, authority, and elegant wit, Noel Hume has enhanced our understanding of the historical forces and principal players behind England's first perilous ventures into the New World, and proved again that he is without a doubt one of the great interpreters of our early colonial past.; Signed by Author 
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Norfolk highlights, 1584-1881, Tucker, George Holbert
3 Tucker, George Holbert Norfolk highlights, 1584-1881
Norfolk, VA Norfolk Historical Society 1972 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
First edition. Hardback fine condition/ vg dust Photos Author Signed. Mr. Tucker's talents as an historian and writer are well known to the citizens of Tidewater. Norfolk developed in the late-seventeenth century as a "Half Moone" fort was constructed and 50 acres (200,000 m2) were acquired from local natives of the Powhatan Confederacy in exchange for 10,000 pounds of tobacco. The House of Burgesses established the "Towne of Lower Norfolk County" in 1680. Following recovery from the Revolutionary War's burning, Norfolk and her citizens struggled to rebuild. In 1804, another serious fire along the city's waterfront destroyed some 300 buildings and the city suffered a serious economic setback. During the 1820s, agrarian communities across the American South suffered a prolonged recession, which caused many families to migrate to other areas. Many moved west into the Piedmont, or further into Kentucky and Tennessee.; Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 134 pages; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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