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Description - The Revolution in Virginia 1775-1783 by John E. Selby

Unsurpassed as a single-volume history, John E. Selby's masterpiece analyzes the political, administrative, and military history of Virginia during the American Revolution. Stressing the contributions, in both men and material, that the state made to the new nation's war effort, Shelby shows how Virginia's leaders responded to the need to expand the state's administration and mobilize its people for war while at the same time looking westward to the vast territory beyond the Appalachians. Now available for the first time in paperback and with a new foreword by the historian Don Higginbotham, this classic is a must-read for anyone interested in the origins of our nation.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780879352332
ISBN-10: 0879352337
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 456
Imprint: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,U.S.
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John E. Selby

John E. Selby, 1929-2001, served as William E. Pullen Professor of History and chair of the Department of History, and as graduate dean and acting dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at the College of William and Mary, in addition to being book review editor of the William and Mary Quarterly. He was the author of A Chronology of Virginia and the War of Independence, 1763-1783, Dunmore, and, with Warren Billings and Thad Tate, Colonial Virginia: A History.