Colonial Virginia

The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia: From Jamestown to Jefferson

By Peter Martin

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A scholarly look back at gardens of the past. Gardeners recorded their efforts from the settlement of Jamestown on. Both Jefferson and Washington were avid horticulturalists and left detailed note of their plants.

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The Gardens of Colonial Williamsburg

By M. Kent Brinkley

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"The authors present the history of gardening on twenty sites at Colonial Williamsburg, focusing on the eighteenth-century gardeners who planted them and the documentary and archaeological research that guided each garden's re-creation. Detailed plans and captivating photographs identify the plantings and show modern gardeners ways to enjoy the beauty of colonial gardens in their own yards."

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Old Virginia Houses along the James

By Emmie Ferguson Farrar

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The James River Plantation Houses hold a unique place in the state's history.  Part of a series, Old Virginia Houses.

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Colonial Living

By Edwin Tunis

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Describes the industries, schools, society, culture, and growth of the coastal settlements during the colonial period. Many illustrations.
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Colonial Life

By Bobbie Kalman

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In Colonial Life, young readers will meet the hardworking people of a colonial community, learn about the importance of family members, and discover the roles that religion and education played in people's lives more than two hundred years ago.

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Colonial Crafts

By Bobbie Kalman

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Readers will find out how the artisans learned their trades through many years of apprenticeship, as their masters did before them.

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18th Century Clothing

By Bobbie Kalman

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The clothing of the eighteenth century was a colorful mix of fancy fashions from Europe and homemade threads created from wool, flax, and cotton.

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A Williamsburg Household

By Joan Anderson

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Focuses on events in the household of a white family and its black slaves in Colonial Williamsburg in the eighteenth century.
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Williamsburg

By Zachary Kent

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A history of Virginia's colonial capital from its earliest days through its restoration into a major tourist attraction.
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A Colonial Town, Williamsburg

By Bobbie Kalman

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Take part in the founding of Williamsburg, Virginia and its restoration. Travel down its cobblestone streets at a time when Virginia was a colony of England.
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