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The Horse in Virginia
The Horse in Virginia

An Illustrated History

Campbell, Julie A.

Virginia's horse tradition goes back 400 years, to when horses accompanied some of the first settlers in Jamestown. Since then, the state’s special relationship with the horse...


Waters of Potowmack
Waters of Potowmack
Metcalf, Paul

Waters of Potowmack is a documentary history of the Potomac River and its wide, fertile basin—the setting for much of early United States history. A collage of primary accounts...


Mr. Jefferson's University
Mr. Jefferson's University

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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Outdoors Year Round
Outdoors Year Round

A Guide to Fishing and Hunting in Coastal Virginia and North Carolina

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

To the west is a stretch of Interstate 95 running from the D.C. suburbs to the South Carolina state line. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. What lies in between, a four-...


Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse
Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse

A Modern American Hunter/Jumper System

Cronin, Paul D.

A protégé of the legendary Vladimir S. Littauer and for more than thirty years director of the riding program at Sweet Briar College, Paul D. Cronin is a well-known and highly...


Fulfilling the Promise
Fulfilling the Promise

Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond, 1968–2009

Kneebone, John T., Trani, Eugene P.

Founded in Richmond in 1968, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) began with a mission to build a university to serve a city emerging from the era of urban crisis—...


Ladies and Gentlemen on Display
Ladies and Gentlemen on Display

Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860

Lewis, Charlene M. Boyer

Each summer between 1790 and 1860, hundreds and eventually thousands of southern men and women left the diseases and boredom of their plantation homes and journeyed to the...


John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages, 1607-1609
John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages, 1607-1609
Rountree, Helen C., Clark, Wayne E., Mountford, Kent

Captain John Smith's voyages throughout the new world did not end--or, for that matter, begin--with the trip on which he was captured and brought to the great chief Powhatan....


Shenandoah
Shenandoah

Views of Our National Park

Moore, Hullihen Williams

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America’s natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man’s decades-long fascination with this...


Migrants against Slavery
Migrants against Slavery

Virginians and the Nation

Schwarz, Philip J.

A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some...


Depression and New Deal in Virginia
Depression and New Deal in Virginia

The Enduring Dominion

Heinemann, Ronald L.

Heinemann skillfully presents the dramatic opposition between the Byrd organization and the proponents of Roosevelt's New Deal. He explains why Virginia voters paradoxically...


The Dooleys of Richmond
The Dooleys of Richmond

An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South

Bayliss, Mary Lynn

The Dooleys of Richmond is the biography of two generations of a dynamic and philanthropic immigrant family in the urban South. While most Irish Catholic immigrants who...


Virginia's Historic Courthouses
Virginia's Historic Courthouses
Peters, John O., Peters, Margaret T.

Featuring 140 color photographs of Virginia's courthouses, this book is a visual treat as well as an innovative approach to history and architecture. It contains a wealth of...


Empires in the Forest
Empires in the Forest

Jamestown and the Making of America

Chenoweth, Avery, Llewellyn, Robert

From the author and photographer who brought us "a new genre of art book" in Albemarle: A Story of Landscape and American Identity comes a new collaborative effort...


Once There Was a Farm
Once There Was a Farm

A Country Childhood Remembered

Dabney, Virginia Bell

Nearly fifty years after she left the family farm of her childhood, Virginia Bell Dabney was compelled to write a memoir. She and her two sisters were raised on a Virginia farm...


Society Ties
Society Ties

A History of the Jefferson Society and Student Life at the University of Virginia

Howard, Thomas L. III, Gallogly, Owen W.

Society Ties is a history of the University of Virginia’s oldest student organization, the Jefferson Society. Founded in 1825, the Society has counted the likes of...


Oh, Shenandoah
Oh, Shenandoah

Paintings of the Historic Valley and River

Kushnir, Andrei

The Shenandoah Valley is widely renowned for its beauty and its idyllic landscape of farms, fields, historic towns, and Civil War battlefields. Framed to the east and west by...


Guide to the Geology and Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Spencer, Edgar W.

As you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or visit the national and state parks scattered throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will encounter...


The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
Pezzoni, J. Daniel

This abundantly illustrated, wide-ranging volume captures the rich and diverse architectural history of Rockbridge County, Virginia, including the two cities of Lexington and...


The Fight for Fairfax
The Fight for Fairfax

A Struggle for a Great American County

Banham, Russ

The Fight for Fairfax presents the story of a group of local citizens in Fairfax County, Virginia, and their efforts over the past half-century to invent a place that...


Seashore Chronicles
Seashore Chronicles

Three Centuries of the Virginia Barrier Island

Barnes, Brooks M., Truitt, Barry R.

ASSATEAGUE, Chincoteague, Parramore, Smith's, Hog, Wallop's: The names of Virginia's isolated barrier islands evoke their beauty and wildness, their dynamic ecology. Drawing...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Landscape Architect

Nichols, Frederick Doveton, Griswold, Ralph E.

Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer...


"Answer at Once"
"Answer at Once"

Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

Powell, Katrina M.

With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah...


The Fight for Fairfax
The Fight for Fairfax

Private Citizens and Public Policymaking

Banham, Russ

The Fight for Fairfax, first published in 2009, presents the story of a group of local citizens in Fairfax County, Virginia, and their efforts over half a century to invent a...


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