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  1. says:

    In most ways this was an excellent and much needed book It covers ground almost completely overlooked by what Peter Onuf calls, in his blurb on the back cover, the conventional nationalist bias in Revolutionary historiography, being an examination of state level deliberations in Virginia on the troubled matter of defining state federal relations in the wake of a rather ambiguous constitutional text Gutzman starts with the pre Revolutionary politics leading to the break with Great Britain, demonstrating how Virginians identified themselves above all as Virginians, and only secondarily as members of a larger corporate structure It was a truism for nearly all her leading men that Virginia was our country, and their relations to the Crown were examined exclusively in terms of what effect membership would have on Virginia This commitment came to the forefront again in the debate over ratification Henry and George Mason, most prominently, sounded the alarm of consolidation, pointing out the ambiguous and blurring effects of the Federalist checks and balances system on the line of demarcation between state and federal authority Eventually ratification was secured, but only on the guarantee from Federalists that t...


  2. says:

    This is Dr Kevin Gutzman s finest work to date that I have read In the past few years I have come to admire Virginia for so many reasons Their history, geography and cultural heritage fascinate me than almost any U.S state overall I am very grateful that Dr Gutzman wrote this beautiful account of the Old Dominion s story in the founding and early days of our republic.I cannot commend this book enough for telling the story through the eyes of the Commonwealth of Virginia and not through the eyes of the American people or prominent Virginia politicians like Washington, Jefferson or Madison Students of history are somewhat familiar with Patrick Henry and Edmund Randolph, but I loved learning about the unsung heroes of the Revolution Richard Bland and John Taylor of Caroline are two figures who fought passionately for republicanism.One of the main points is that many of the Virginia revolutionaries who lived into the early nineteenth century died wondering if it was worth the effort Virginia s revolution has indeed been largely forgotten as the national government has won the struggle for power and rewrote history.Some important facts to remember Virginia was the first colony to declare independence f...


  3. says:

    There probably isn t a founding father studded experience of the American Revolution than that of Virginia This book takes you through Virginia s experience It goes through the formation of their first colonial self government, what they hoped it would be, through the formation of the F...


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Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840 Virginia S American Revolution Follows The Virginia Revolutionaries From Their Decision For Independence On May 15, 1776, Through The Following 60 Years_when The Last Of Them Finally Passed From The Scene To Their Surprise, The Decision To Break With Great Britain Entailed Reconsideration Of Virtually All Of Their Major Political And Social Institutions, From The Established Church, Their Aristocratic State Government, And Feudal Land Tenures To Slavery And Their Federal Relations With The Other American States Some Of These Issues, Such As The Place Of The Church Of England In The Newly Republican Virginia, Received Quick Resolutions Others, Such As The Nature Of The Relationship Between The Elite And Other Men, Were Not So Easily Decided All Of Them Were Considered Against The Backdrop Of Virginia S Decline From Preeminence In The Revolution And Early Republic To The Position Of Just Another State In The Age Of Jackson By Following Virginia S American Revolution From Start To Finish, This Account Shows Why So Many Revolutionaries In The Old Dominion Died Doubting That Their Great Struggle Had Been Worth The Effort.

  • Paperback
  • 235 pages
  • Virginia's American Revolution: From Dominion to Republic, 1776-1840
  • Kevin R.C. Gutzman
  • English
  • 22 November 2018
  • 9780739121320

About the Author: Kevin R.C. Gutzman

Kevin R C Gutzman is the New York Times best selling author of four books Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University, Gutzman holds a bachelor s degree, a master of public affairs degree, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin, as well as an MA and a PhD in American history from the University of Virginia Happy to be a former attorney, Gutzman devotes his int