Williamsburg, Va: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 2003. 1st Edition. Quarto. Near Fine. Item #16796
An exhaustively researched project from the influential historian and archaeologist, with exceptional regional provenance.
We could find no copies of this work in commerce and likely, as an academic project for the National Park Service, the print run was very small.
McCartney in her introduction to this work states that one of her goals was to "chart the course of Africans and African Americans in the transition from servitude to slavery."
From the personal library of world-renowned Architectural Historian and Colonial Williamsburg Foundation leader, Edward Chappell, with his signature.
Chappell made Williamsburg, Virginia his home since 1980 when he was hired to rebuild and direct the Architectural Research Department at Colonial Williamsburg. He retired in 2016, by then holder of an endowed chair, the Shirley and Richard Roberts Director of Architectural and Archaeological Research. His education and early work experience were preparation for this career appointment and for a wide variety of special projects in Virginia, Annapolis, Charleston, Jamaica, Bermuda, Antigua, and elsewhere. Taken together, they earned his reputation as a leading preservationist and historian of early Atlantic-world architecture.
"McCartney is a William and Mary graduate. She worked for thirteen years at the Virginia Research Center for Archaeology, researching and excavating archaeological sites in Virginia. Since 1986 she has worked as an independent historian. She is also a consultant for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and was project historian for the five-year Jamestown Archaeological Assessment conducted by the National Park Service.
"McCartney has won historic preservation awards, including a National History Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution in 2001." - Wiki
Trade paperback with black, plastic comb binding. 249pp, Mild edge wear.