Transformation of Virginia, 1740-1790

ISBN-10: 080784814X
ISBN-13: 9780807848142
Edition: 1999
Authors: Rhys Isaac
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 4/27/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 462
Size: 6.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Rhys Isaac describes and analyzes the dramatic confrontationsprimarily religious and politicalthat transformed Virginia in the second half of the eighteenth century. Making use of the observational techniques of the cultural anthropologist, Isaac vividly recreates and painstakingly dissects a society in the turmoil of profound inner change.

The Setting and the Action
Preface to the New Paperback Edition
Introduction
Traditional Ways of Life
Prospects of Virginia: Overviews of the Landscape
Shapes in the Landscape: The Arrangement of Social Space
Figures in the Landscape: People and Environment
Church and Home: Celebrations of Life's Meanings
Occasions: Court Days, Race Meetings, Militia Musters, and Elections
Textures of Community: Mobility, Learning, Gentility, and Authority
Movements and Events
The Parson, the Squire - and the Upstart Dissenter
Popular Upsurge: The Challenge of the Baptists
Whither Virginia? Specters of Bishop and Sectary
"Transactions in the Steeple of Bruton": A Tableau of Cultural Provincialism
Political Enthusiasm and Continuing Revivalism
Revolutionary Settlement: Religion and the Forms of Community
Afterview
Changed Lives - Changed Landscapes
A Discourse on the Method: Action, Structure, and Meaning
Acknowledgments
Notes
About the Illustrations
Index

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