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9781574271225

Treasures Revealed: From the Paul Mellon Library of Americana

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  • ISBN13:

    9781574271225

  • ISBN10:

    1574271229

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-09-01
  • Publisher: Howell Pr

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Summary

Virginia Historical Society. In his bequest to the Virginia Historical Society, collector Paul Mellon provided a stunningly rare collection of items from American and Virginia history. Among the treasures are a 1603 order from James I "Banishing Rogues to the New Found Lands; " a 1755 map of Virginia by Joshua Fry and Peter Jefferson; a 1772 petition from the Virginia House of Burgesses to King George III regarding abolition of the Atlantic slave trade; the only known copy of a broadside announcing the victory at Yorktown in 1781; William Birch's rare folio, Country Seats of the United States (1808), one of the first books published in America, Winslow Homer's Civil War Campaign Sketches printed in 1865; and much, much more. Published in conjunction with a landmark exhibit and symposium.

Table of Contents

Foreword vi
Introduction viii
The Idea of Virginia
1(40)
A Clash of Empires
41(22)
The Westward Movement
63(22)
Virginians at War
85(40)
Virginians at Work
125(20)
Body, Mind, and Soul
145(18)
The World of African Americans
163(18)
The World of Children
181(18)
Old Dominion, New Nation
199(29)
Contributors 228(1)
Index 229

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