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Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement
By David Hackett Fischer and James C. Kelly
Based on an acclaimed exhibition at the Virginia Historical Society, this book studies three stages of migration to,
within, and from Virginia. Together they offer an opportunity to study the westward movement through three
centuries, as it has rarely been studied before.
Fischer and Kelly study migration as a broad cultural process, best understood not only through the writings
of members of the elite, but also through the physical artifacts and folkways of ordinary people. The wealth
of anecdotes and illustrations in this volume offers new ways of looking at John Smith and William Byrd,
George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone and Dred Scott, along with scores of
lesser-known members of the gentry, yeomen, servants, and slaves who were all "bound away"
to uncertain horizons.
366 pages, paperback, ISBN 0-8139-1774-3, The University Press of Virginia, 2000
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