Just in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers its own comprehensive guide to Virginia's "Historic Triangle." It was in 1607 at Jamestown that John Smith and his fellow Englishmen established the first permanent settlement in North America. It was here that Smith met Pocahontas, that the first representative assembly in theJust in time for the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation offers its own comprehensive guide to Virginia's "Historic Triangle." It was in 1607 at Jamestown that John Smith and his fellow Englishmen established the first permanent settlement in North America. It was here that Smith met Pocahontas, that the first representative assembly in the New World convened, and that the first African slaves arrived. Just a few miles down the road is Williamsburg, where men like George Washington, Patrick Henry, George Mason, and Thomas Jefferson conceived a new nation. The third point in the Triangle, also just a few miles away, is Yorktown, where French and American troops under Washington's command forced the British surrender and won the nation's independence. If you are among the millions who will visit in 2007 and beyond, this lively and lavishly illustrated guide will tell you everything you need to know about the places where America was born, along with all the practical information you'll need to make the most of your trip....
|Title||:||Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown: The Official Guide to Americas Historic Triangle|
|Number of Pages||:||280 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Jamestown, Williamsburg, Yorktown: The Official Guide to Americas Historic Triangle Reviews
A great informative travel guide. This book is less tips on what to do and where to go and more on the history and background of the three points of Virginia's Historic Triangle--Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, with small excerpts of the surrounding areas including the Hamptons, Richmond, and Norfolk. I feel much more informed and prepared for our upcoming trip to the area and am thankful I read the book. I'll bring it along as a refresher to read in the car, but definitely think it's more of an accompaniment to a more through guide book rather than a stand-alone.
Informative and interesting.
While visiting this area, I read this book nearly cover to cover and acquired such interesting information to enhance my knowledge of the American revolution. Without becoming too complex or involved, it offered just the right amount of information to allow me to put all the historical sights and artifacts into the appropriate context, and I was able to acquire an appropriate foundational understanding of the events that occurred. Although the authors did not expand into discussing the experiences of African Americans, women, or Native Americans, they did not totally disregard the hardships that these people encountered. The facts presented seem to be accurate, although not always to significant detail. This is a wonderful book to pique one's interest in Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Yorktown, but it is by no means the end-all to understanding the American revolution. As I visited these historical places, I was grateful to have this book as a companion, as I frequently referred to it to acquire further information, and it definitely enhanced my experience!
I wish I had found this before going to the Williamsburg area. It is quite thorough and will save any visitor some time if read before going. I love this area.
Good resource on the background of this area!