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William Byrd of Westover, the most accomplished Virginian of his time, has long been remembered for his charming 'History of the Dividing Line', one of the few pieces of urbane and humorous writing in American colonial literature The publication of Byrd's hitherto unknown diary, which he kept in shorthand for no eyes except his own, gives him a new importance to all persons interested in colonial life. This diary is the most complete revelation of the daily routine of a great plantation that has yet to come to light in the South.

William Byrd of Westover, the most accomplished Virginian of his time, has long been remembered for his charming ‘History of the Dividing Line’, one of the few pieces of urbane and humorous writing in American colonial literature The publication of Byrd’s hitherto unknown diary, which he kept in shorthand for no eyes except his own, gives him a new importance to all persons interested in colonial life. This diary is the most complete revelation of the daily routine of a great plantation that has yet to come to light in the South.

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  • By M. Dryden on September 22, 2013

    Seems as though his philosophies changed with his sexual aspirations at the time. According to family tradition, his "dance" was simply exercising like a boxer or pugilist

  • By sarah911op on September 2, 2014

    Oh my, I knew it was a used book, but I did not expect it to be as old, rough & yellow as it was! I paid more for it than what the book had on it. A sticker that said $1 and a stamp inside the cover that said 49 cents. This is a book about my 8th great grandfather that I was planning to take to a family reunion soon. I didn't mind it being a used book but this is horrible!

  • By JustLilOleMe on April 13, 2016

    Book in good condition and very interesting read on colonial America.

  • By Jacqueline Black on April 11, 2016

    Interesting to read and learn about our ancestors..

  • By sally kuzenski on July 1, 2013

    This is not just an old book. It's a container of valuable information from our early stages of Colonial development. It is also a super valuable genealogical storehouse. I was very pleased to add it to Byrd's other two later diaries.. .

  • By Joan Schuler on November 29, 2014

    The notations in the diary are very repetitious and become boring. Not quite what I expected.

  • By Mary Stephens on May 23, 2011

    This is a book I bought for my mom. It is about my Great Great Grandfather. She said it was a great book. I would e commend this book to anyone who wants to learn about history. Lots of great information.

  • By Ellison on May 18, 2006

    This journal includes graphic depictions of human torture. It is not a romanticized version of a lovely plantation. Byrd shows his true nature with vivid depictions of how cruel he treated his "slaves". Great book to help research plantations.


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