The Planting of New Virginia: Settlement and Landscape in the Shenandoah Valley

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November 2005



"A thorough, wide-ranging analysis of the complex issues surrounding the white settlement of the Shenandoah Valley." -- William and Mary Quarterly


Warren R. Hofstra is the Stewart Bell Professor of History at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.


A thorough, wide-ranging analysis of the complex issues surrounding the white settlement of the Shenandoah Valley. -- Thomas J. Humphrey William and Mary Quarterly 2004 A welcome addition to the economic and geographic history of the valley, chronicling the area's transformation from an exchange to a market economy. Choice 2005 Historians will welcome a new look at the geography and culture of the Shenandoah Valley... Hofstra furnishes a scholarly appraisal of how those who stopped short of the Gap and settled in the Valley created a 'New Virginia.' Far different from the planters of Tidewater and the Piedmont, these hardy settlers thrived in their own backwoods culture. -- Ann Lloyd Merriman Richmond Times-Dispatch 2004 A fascinating picture of the ways in which 18th-century Virginians crafted, controlled, and imagined their landscapes. -- Robert G. Parkinson Virginia Quarterly Review 2005 This is a must read for anyone looking for information on the Shenandoah Valley during the colonial period. -- Katherine Rindt Potomac Appalachian 2004 Dense and well-argued... Hofstra meticulously matches... rural cultural mentalities with the geology and land covers of the Shenandoah subregion. -- Jack Temple Kirby American Historical Review 2005 Persuasively depicts the evolving landscape and society of Virginia's eighteenth-century Shenandoah Valley... Required and pleasurable reading for anyone interested in the development of the early American frontier. -- Albert H. Tillson Jr. Journal of Southern History 2005 At once masterful synthesis and bold exploration... a history, not just of 'planting new Virginia,' but of planting... new America. -- Marion Nelson Winship Journal of American History 2005 Hofstra has ably woven together the many strands of the private and business lives of Shenandoah Valley residents during the formative colonial and early national eras... Comprehensive and well-written. -- Keir B. Sterling Environmental History 2005 An important contribution to the growing body of literature on the backcountry... The definitive work on the development of the Shenandoah Valley landscape. -- Gabrielle M. Lanier Journal of Social History 2005 A masterful analysis of the first century of European settlement in the region... An impressive body of primary research and historical and geographical literature. -- A. Glenn Crothers Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 2005 Hofstra is masterful at digging through individuals' records of accounts to try to discover not only how people lived on a daily basis, but to enter into their mentalite. -- James Edward Scanlon Agricultural History 2005 The Planting of New Virginia is the product of years of patient, meticulous research and careful historical interpretation. It represents, in fact, a life's work... [It] places settlement in the Shenandoah Valley and the communities, cultural landscapes and commercial networks that sprang from it, in the international context of strategic imperial decisions. -- Carter L. Hudgins Appalachian Heritage 2006 This is a must read for anyone looking for information on the Shenandoah Valley during the Colonial Period. -- Katherine Rindt Appalachian Heritage 2006 Thoroughly researched... highly recommended for all scholars interested in the early American backcountry, ethnohistory, environmental history, economic history, and community studies. -- L. Scott Philyaw Journal of Backcountry Studies 2006 We need a historian and geographer with the attention to detail and erudition Warren Hofstra demonstrates in his fine book. -- Gregory Massey Journal of Backcountry Studies 2006 Hofstra's is certain to become the definitive work in the field. Journal of Backcountry Studies 2006 As is typical of fine scholarship, Hofstra's study opens up a variety of possiblities for further inquiry. -- Ellen Holmes Pearson Journal of Backcountry Studies 2006 Hofstra's work is a compelling and vivacious account of the early evolution of the town and country landscape in North America. -- George E. Clark Journal of Cultural Geography 2006 Hofstra has crafted an exceedingly well-turned analytical narrative of Virginia origins... An essential text in its own right. -- Turk McCleskey Journal of Interdisciplinary History 2007 The book will become essential reading for anyone interested in frontier studies and lays the foundation for scholars of many stripes to build on in future studies. -- James W. Wilson Geographical Review 2006 That Hofstra has opened up... avenues of research is one of the many reasons this book places us in his debt. -- Alexander B. Haskell Itinerario: European Journal of Overseas History 2006
EAN: 9780801882715
ISBN: 0801882710
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2005
Seitenanzahl: 432 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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