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1776

1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg

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The world of powdered wigs and well-heeled women in flowing Georgian dresses has long been the image of colonial Williamsburg, but in fact this was a town filled with hard-working European immigrants striving to move up in the social ranks and with Afro-Virginians locked into servitude. This book looks at those “other lives,” particularly the lives of the enslaved people who made up more than half the city’s population and at what war cost all of them—black and white, planter and blacksmith.