A Separate Place: The Formation of Clarke County, Virginia

A Separate Place: The Formation of Clarke County, Virginia

By: Warren R. Hofstra (author)Paperback

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The origins of Clarke County-how it came to be, and why-are examined here for the first time. Historian Warren R. Hofstra not only tells the story of the people who made Clarke County a separate place but also puts the movement for its formation in the context of Virginia and U.S. politics. It is a story fascinating in detail and rich in implication, for the issues that strained old Frederick to the breaking point-local control vs. an expanded federal government, conformity vs. pluralism, agrarian values vs. commercial pursuits-are still featured in the political debates today both regionally and nationally.

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About Author

Warren R. Hoftra is professor of history at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.


Chapter 1 Foreword, by Charles L. Burwell Chapter 2 Introduction to Second Printing Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Chronology Chapter 5 Taking Up the Land Chapter 6 The Plantation and the Farm Chapter 7 Two Worlds Chapter 8 An Era of Sectionalism Chapter 9 A Political Split Chapter 10 The Entering Wedge Chapter 11 Division Chapter 12 Epilogue Chapter 13 Appendix: Legislative Petitions for the Formation of Clarke County Chapter 14 Notes Chapter 15 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780945612704
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 144
  • ID: 9780945612704
  • weight: 276
  • ISBN10: 0945612702

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