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The Resource The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover, edited by Kevin Joel Berland

The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover, edited by Kevin Joel Berland

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The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover
Title
The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin Joel Berland
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"After his 1728 Virginia-North Carolina boundary expedition, Virginia planter and politician William Byrd II composed two very different accounts of his adventures. The Secret History of the Line was written for private circulation, offering tales of scandalous behavior and political misconduct, peppered with rakish humor and personal satire. The History of the Dividing Line, continually revised by Byrd for decades after the expedition, was intended for the London literary market, though not published in his lifetime. Collating all extant manuscripts, Kevin Joel Berland's landmark scholarly edition of these two histories provides wide-ranging historical and cultural contexts for both, helping to recreate the social and intellectual ethos of Byrd and his time. Byrd enriched his narratives with material appropriated from earlier authors, many of whose works were in his library--the most extensive in the American colonies. Berland identifies for the first time many of Byrd's sources and raises the question: how reliable are histories that build silently upon antecedent texts and present borrowed material as firsthand testimony? In his analysis, Berland demonstrates the need for a new category to assess early modern history writing: the hybrid, accretional narrative"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
P@U
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1674-1744
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Byrd, William
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Berland, Kevin
  • Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
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  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
  • HISTORY
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Boundaries
  • Travel
  • North Carolina
  • Virginia
Label
The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover, edited by Kevin Joel Berland
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations and Short Titles; Introduction; William Byrd II of Westover; Taking up Land; How the Survey Was Executed; Accretion, Expansion, and Amplification; Byrd among the Literary Critics and Historians; Textual History; Byrd's Narratives; The Two Histories; Prehistory of The History of the Dividing Line; Byrd's Revisions; Editions of the Dividing Line Histories; Editorial Matters; Editorial Method; Internal Evidence; A Note on the Illustrations
  • The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina Run in the Year of Our Lord 1728Endnotes to The History of the Dividing Line; The Secret History of the Line; Introduction; The Secret History of the Line; Endnotes to The Secret History of the Line; Appendix 1: Dramatis Personae; Appendix 2: Bibliographical Notes; Bibliography of Works by William Byrd II; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
ocn879306185
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469608273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tm0m7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879306185
Label
The dividing line histories of William Byrd II of Westover, edited by Kevin Joel Berland
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface; List of Illustrations; Abbreviations and Short Titles; Introduction; William Byrd II of Westover; Taking up Land; How the Survey Was Executed; Accretion, Expansion, and Amplification; Byrd among the Literary Critics and Historians; Textual History; Byrd's Narratives; The Two Histories; Prehistory of The History of the Dividing Line; Byrd's Revisions; Editions of the Dividing Line Histories; Editorial Matters; Editorial Method; Internal Evidence; A Note on the Illustrations
  • The History of the Dividing Line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina Run in the Year of Our Lord 1728Endnotes to The History of the Dividing Line; The Secret History of the Line; Introduction; The Secret History of the Line; Endnotes to The Secret History of the Line; Appendix 1: Dramatis Personae; Appendix 2: Bibliographical Notes; Bibliography of Works by William Byrd II; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; X; Y; Z
Control code
ocn879306185
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469608273
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt6tm0m7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879306185

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