Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 is the remarkable story behind the founding not only of the state of Virginia but of our nation. The authors tackle the four centuries of Virginia's history from Jamestown through the present, emphasizing the major themes that play throughout Virginia history - change and continuity, a conservative political order, race relations, economic development, and social divisions - and how they relate to national events. Including helpful bibliographical listings at the end of each chapter as well as a general listing of useful sources and Web sites, the book is truly a treasure trove for any student, scholar, or general-interest reader looking to find out more about the history of Virginia and our nation.
Ronald L. Heinemann is Professor Emeritus of History at Hampden-Sydney College. John G. Kolp, now retired, was Professor of History at the United States Naval Academy. Anthony S. Parent Jr. is Professor of History at Wake Forest University. William G. Shade is Professor Emeritus of History at Lehigh University.