The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790
The Transformation of Virginia 1740-1790 book cover.jpg
Author Rhys Isaac
Country US
Genre history
Publisher University of North Carolina Press
Publication date
Pages 462
Awards Pulitzer Prize for History
ISBN 978-0807848142

The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790 is a 1982 nonfiction book by Australian historian Rhys Isaac, published by University of North Carolina Press. The book chronicles the religious and political changes over a half-century of Virginian history, particularly the shift from "the great cultural metaphor of patriarchy" to a greater emphasis on communalism.[1]

The Transformation of Virginia was awarded the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for History.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Isaac, Rhys 1937–". Contemporary Authors.  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). January 1, 2005. Retrieved December 8, 2012.