Williamsburg Before and After: The Rebirth of Virginia's Colonial Capital

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Colonial Williamsburg, 1988 - History - 198 pages
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George Yetter's informative text describes why Williamsburg was founded and flourished during the colonial period. He traces the deterioration that followed when the capital moved to Richmond in 1780, and concludes with the exciting story of how Williamsburg's past was saved. Old photographs, daguerreotypes, watercolors, sketches, and maps capture "pre-restoration" Williamsburg. Lovely color "after" photographs show that the vision and dream have been fulfilled.
 

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I think that Williamsburg field trip in 5th grade cemented my love of old things as well as set me on my path towards archival work. This book was a fascinating read about resurrecting the 18th century city from the sleepy little dot on the map it had become by the 1920s. Read full review

Contents

Williamsburg on the Eve of Restoration
3
Williamsburg as the Colonial Capital 16991780
14
The Town That Time Passed By 17811926
30
The Restoration of Williamsburg
49
Early Years of the Restoration
59
PART TWO
73
Index
195
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