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David Hackett Fischer is Warren Professor of History at Brandeis University. James C. Kelly is Assistant Director for Museums at the Virginia Historical Society.
Enjoyed this book. Read it cover to cover. Lots of insight about early migration.Published 2 months ago by nantom
Interesting history of the area, often neglected for the larger picturePublished 4 months ago by Mary Allen
A good review of the Westward movement, though it covered again much of "Albion's Seed".
Altogether a worthwhile reading exercise.
For all of us whose ancestors came to Virginia and North Carolina and moved west along the Ohio to Missouri and beyond. And for everyone else interested in the westward movement.Published 5 months ago by Jean Fohrman
I learned so much from this book - why so many left Virginia was a puzzle to me - thank you for all of these stories and the analysis, as well!Published 7 months ago by Solbakken
One of the most complete histories of Virginia I have read. This is a very readable book. Too many histories of the sorts are not as complete. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Frank Chiles
Many observers have remarked that Virginia is the mother of the states. This book backs up that idea with facts, observations, and great storytelling. Read morePublished on May 1, 2013 by Carl Robinson
Read Fischer's book (really just skimmed) years ago. But now I want to read all of it. Problem, while I purchased volume I, I can't locate volume II, American Plantations. Help! Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by robert e. barnes
I borrowed this book and read it through, then realized I wanted to purchase to read and reference. Excellent narrative style and strong data.Published on April 22, 2013 by Helen Kimble