Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Further reading on Chesapeake elites
My review for A Common-Place of Emory G. Evans' A "Topping People": The Rise and Decline of Virginia's Old Political Elite, 1680-1790 can be found here. It's a short, clearly-written book that would be particularly useful in undergraduate courses on elite life on the colonial Chesapeake, especially if partnered with such works as Trevor Burnard's splendid Creole Gentlemen: The Maryland Elite 1691-1776, Linda Sturtz' eminently useful and informative Within Her Power: Propertied Women in Colonial Virginia, and Catherine Kerrison's interesting Claiming the Pen: Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South.
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