Colonial Chesapeake

Colonial Chesapeake : New Perspectives

Edited by Debra Meyers , Edited by Melanie Perreault , Contributions by James D. Alsop , Contributions by Angelo Angelis , Contributions by Thomas F. Brown , Contributions by Catherine Cardno , Contributions by Kate Fawver , Contributions by Seth William Mallios , Contributions by Sarah Hand Meacham


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Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives examines the Chesapeake region from historical, sociological, anthropological, archaeological, and literary perspectives. The anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up life in early Chesapeake Maryland and Virginia.

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  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 149.9 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 362.88g
  • 01 Apr 2006
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0739110926
  • 9780739110928

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Debra Meyers is associate professor of history at Northern Kentucky University. Melanie Perreault is associate professor of history at Salisbury University.

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Recommended. CHOICE The strength of Colonial Chesapeake lies in its diversity, with each piece in some measure bringing fresh questions, unconventional sources, or innovative methodology to bear on an aspect of the Chesapeake region's rich history. William and Mary Quarterly Over the last thirty years historians of the Colonial Chesapeake have revolutionized the way that scholars think about early America; this book makes it clear that there is still much more to learn. The essays in this collection offer a wide variety of approaches that collectively re-envision the Colonial Chesapeake as a more culturally diverse and complicated place. The format of this volume combines concise essays based on original research with fascinating selections from primary sources, making it especially well-suited for teaching. -- Bradford J. Wood, Author, This Remote Part of the World: Regional Formation in Lower Cape Fear North Carolina, 1725-1775

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