Williamsburg

A Picture Book of Patrick Henry

By David A. Adler

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Chronicles the life of Patrick Henry from his childhood on a tobacco plantation in Virginia to the American Revolution, when he spoke the famous words "Give me liberty or give me death," one month before the first shots rang out.

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Williamsburg

By Judy Alter

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Contents: The beginnings -- The Virginia Colony -- The founding of Williamsburg -- The General Assembly -- Restoration -- Visiting historic Williamsburg.

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If You Lived in Williamsburg in Colonial Days

By Barbara Brenner

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More than two hundred years ago, two thousand people lived in the town of Williamsburg, Virginia. This book tells you what it was like to grow up in colonial days, before there was a United States of America.

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The Ghosts of Virginia, Volume IV

By L. B. Taylor, Jr.

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Ghost tales and folklore from Northern Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley, Richmond and Central Virginia, Roanoke and Central Virginia, Southside Virginia, Tidewater Virginia, Fredericksburg and the Northern Neck. Part of a popular series by the same author.
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Holiday Fare: Favorite Williamsburg Recipes

By John R. Gonzales

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Clear step-by-step directions for more than 60 recipes from Colonial Williamsburg's Christmastime festivities.
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Physick: The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1740-1775

By Sharon Cotner et al.

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Photographs and text from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation illuminate the practice of medicine in 18th century Virginia. Some of the featured topics include medical education, treatments, surgery, and brief biographical sketches of several local practictioners. The authors have worked together for years at the CWF's Pasteur and Galt Apothecary Shop and are specialists in 18th-century history.

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Williamsburg Christmas: The Story of Christmas Decoration in the Colonial Capital

By Libbey Hodges Oliver and Mary Miley Theobald

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Illustrates the beautiful Christmas displays crafted from natural materials that are so popular in colonial Williamsburg's Christmas celebrations.

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Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia, 1710-1790

By Wallace B. Gusler

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"Furniture of Williamsburg and Eastern Virginia, 1710–1790, originally published in 1979 by the Virginia Museum, has been considered a milestone in southern furniture research." (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation)

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Pah-Rum-Pum-Pum: Follow the Drum

As every baby who's ever beaten a spoon against her high chair knows, there's nothing more fun than the rhythm of a pounding drum sound. Fast or slow, loud or soft, people around the world use the drum to build community spirit.

Colonial Virginia

What was it like to live long ago when Virginia belonged to England? When there were no cars, no computers, no hospitals and no public schools?

Without cars, trains or airplanes, people traveled by boat, horseback or on foot by "shank's mare". The reason so many colonial towns were located next to rivers is that often the roads were terrible seas of mud. It was so much easier to travel on the rivers!