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Westward from Virginia : the exploration of the Virginia-Carolina frontier, 1650-1710 /
Alan Vance Briceland.
Charlotteville, VA : University Press of Virginia, 1987.
ix, 227 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
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Charlotteville, VA : University Press of Virginia, 1987.
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Includes index.
Maps on lining papers.
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Bibliography: p. [203]-220.
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Appeared in Choice on 1987-07:
The Ocaneechee Path was supposedly used by five English explorers in the mid-17th century to penetrate the mountain ridges of the Carolinas and Georgia from the Virginia tidewaters. This well-produced volume, based on contemporary diaries and modern topographic maps, corrects this notion and outlines the more probable routes taken by these men. The author has painstakingly gone over every mile of each journey and every possible historical source. He notes in passing the encounters with the many Indian clans. All motives for undertaking such explorations are scrupulously examined, trade being the prime suspect. The author believes that mercenary objectives were less important than the desire to cross the Appalachians to reach the rest of a continent whose dimensions had been seriously underestimated. Briceland has been meticulous in his research, with extensive chapter references and simple but effective maps. Its chief audience will be the Virginian history enthusiast and historical geographers.-D.L. Niddrie, University of Florida
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