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Biographies & Non-Fiction

  • Mapping Virginia Book | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Mapping Virginia Book

    Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War by William C. Wooldridge is sure to become a treasured addition to your library. As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American continent,...

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  • American Stories by Paul Aron | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    American Stories

    American Stories by Paul Aron follows the evolution of our founding stories and myths and how they spread far and wide throughout our history. The story of the cherry tree, for example, tells us nothing about George Washington’s actual...

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  • Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood | The Shops at Colonial Williamsburg

    Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity

    When hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other disasters strike, we count our losses, search for causes, commiserate with victims, and initiate relief efforts. Amply illustrated and expansively researched, Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity...

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  • Civil War Ironclads HERO DVD

    Civil War Ironclads HERO DVD

    In the Civil War, both the Union and the Confederacy raced to build armored, steam-powered warships that were the ancestors of today's navies. Meet the people behind and aboard the "ironclads"&;and relive the famous 1862 battle between the Monitor...

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  • The War of 1812 HERO DVD

    The War of 1812 HERO DVD

    A generation after the Revolution, Americans were once again plunged into war with Great Britain. Why? Join Henry Clay, Tecumseh, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, and others as they struggle to determine what course the United States will take. Also...

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  • Women of the Revolution HERO DVD

    Women of the Revolution HERO DVD

    Bravery. Loyalty. Sacrifice. Women of the Revolution possessed all of these qualities. Explore the excitement, peril, and individual stories of Deborah Sampson, Mary Perth, Martha Washington, and other women, on both sides of the conflict, who proved...

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  • The Journal of Major George Washington

    The Journal of Major George Washington

    In 1753, Virginia Governor Dinwiddie appointed 21-year-old Major George Washington to a delicate mission - deliver a letter to the local French commander demanding that he and his forces leave British Territory and bargain for support with the local...

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  • Quest for a Cure

    Quest for a Cure

    Erected in 1773, burned in 1885, and now reconstructed, the Public Hospital was the first public facility in colonial America built for the treatment of the mentally ill. This highly readable account of Quest for a Cure gives an overview of the attitudes...

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  • Family Bonds: Free Blacks in Virginia

    Family Bonds: Free Blacks in Virginia

    After a new law in 1806 required freed enslaved persons to leave Virginia and therefore leave their enslaved loved ones, many free African Americans did the unthinkable: returned to slavery. Read about the lives of these brave men, women and children,...

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  • The Idea of America

    The Idea of America

    At the heart of America, this book argues, is a great debate. And at the heart of that debate are our shared democratic values: law and ethics, freedom and equality, diversity and unity, common wealth and private wealth. The Idea of America shows how...

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  • Mapping Colonial America CD ROM

    Mapping Colonial America CD ROM

    Explore maps from Colonial Williamsburg's collection in this interactive CD ROM. The maps, dated from 1587 to 1782, provide an intimate look at the struggles and ambitions of Colonial America's colonists. The exhibition features a zooming tool that...

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  • Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard

    Norfolk Naval Shipyard has a long history that predates the United States of America. Founded in 1767 as the Gosport Shipyard, it has been burned and rebuilt three times, once to prevent it from getting into the hands of the newly independent state of...

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