The River Where America Began
A Journey Along the JamesBook - 2007
From the establishment of the first permanent English colony at Jamestown in 1607 to the fall of Richmond in 1865, the James River has been instrumental in the formation of modern America. Over the course of the United States' first century, the James River bore witness to the irreconcilable contradiction of a slave-holding nation dedicated to liberty and equality for all. When that intractable conflict ignited civil war, the James River served as a critical backdrop for the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history. As he guides readers through this historical narrative, Deans gives life to a dynamic cast of characters including Powhatan, John Smith, Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson, Benedict Arnold and Robert E. Lee; as well as those who have largely escaped historical notoriety.--From publisher description.
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, c2007
Branch Call Number: 975.54 D346R
Characteristics: xv, 319 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm