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Paperback Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era Book

ISBN: 0801825342

ISBN13: 9780801825347

Tobacco Coast: A Maritime History of Chesapeake Bay in the Colonial Era

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Tobacco Coast is the history of how the Chesapeake Bay shaped the society and economy of an ertire region. Its hundreds of miles of navigable tributaries made adoption of the tobacco staple possible and eliminated the necessity of cities and towns; its physical dominance created an "essencial unity" of lands sharing its shores, despite the political decisions that created separate colonies of Maryland and Virgina. Middleton recaptures the peril...

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History of Chesapeake before the Revolution

Classic and authoritative. Buy it and keep it for your grandchildren.

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This is one of the best books on the eastern seaboard from the earliest of times. Easy to read and terrific research. If you are writing anything about this time and place, this book is a necessity.
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