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Old Southampton
Old Southampton

Politics and Society in a Virginia County, 1834-1869

Crofts, Daniel W.

Nat Turner's 1831 slave insurrection made Virginia's Southampton County notorious. Gradually, however, the bloody spectacle receded from national memory.

Although the...


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-...


The Moderates' Dilemma
The Moderates' Dilemma

Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia

Lassiter, Matthew D., Lewis, Andrew B.

In 1958, facing court-ordered integration, Virginia governor J. Lindsay Almond Jr. closed public schools in three cities, one of the first instances of the "massive resistance...


The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind
The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind

Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University

O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Already renowned as a statesman, Thomas Jefferson in his retirement from government turned his attention to the founding of an institution of higher learning. Never merely a...


West with the Rise
West with the Rise

Fly-fishing across America

Barilla, James

The first book to follow a fly-fishing trip from coast to coast, West with the Rise is James Barilla's account of a solitary journey that begins in New England and ends...


Democratizing the Old Dominion
Democratizing the Old Dominion

Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824–1861

Shade, William G.

The emergence of the two-party system in the 1830s led to the democratization of the nation and to decades of heated dispute about democracy. In Democratizing the Old Dominion...


Fishing the Greenbrier Valley
Fishing the Greenbrier Valley

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

While sparsely populated, the Greenbrier Valley is home to some of the richest outdoor recreation resources in the mid-Atlantic. Boasting a combination of unspoiled backcountry...


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...


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...


Virginia Fishing Guide
Virginia Fishing Guide
Gooch, Bob

In this second edition of Bob Gooch’s Virginia Fishing Guide, M. W. Smith offers an updated version of a classic work of Virginia outdoor literature. Providing a new...


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

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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Richmond
Richmond

The Story of a City

Dabney, Virginius

Richmond: The Story of a City chronicles the growth of this historic community over nearly four centuries from its founding in the early 1700s by William Byrd II to its most...


A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast
A Naturalist's Guide to the Virginia Coast
Badger, Curtis J.

As Curtis Badger will tell you, "Being a good naturalist has more to do with being an enthusiastic observer than traveling to distant places. It is more a matter of curiosity...


Hidden History
Hidden History

African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia

Rainville, Lynn

In Hidden History, Lynn Rainville travels through the forgotten African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover information crucial to the stories of the...


The Five George Masons
The Five George Masons
Copeland, Pamela C., McMaster, Richard K.

A Founding Father, a patriot in the Revolutionary War, a delegate from Virginia to the Constitutional Convention, and one of the driving forces behind the creation of the U.S....


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....


Albemarle
Albemarle

A Story of Landscape and American Identity

Chenoweth, Avery

In Albemarle, photographer Robert Llewellyn and writer Avery Chenoweth explore how the landscape of Albemarle County, where the Virginia piedmont meets the Blue Ridge...


Lake Fishing in Virginia
Lake Fishing in Virginia
Gooch, Bob

Lake Brittle, Gardy’s Millpond, Powhatan Ponds, Keokee Lake, Lake Shenandoah... The number of lakes that offer great fishing in Virginia is substantial, from 3-acre Phelps Pond...


Virginia

The New Dominion, A History from 1607 to the Present

Dabney, Virginius

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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...


OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia
OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia

Link, Learn, Lead, Live

Sherman, William, Hepler, Lindsey

OpenGrounds is a University of Virginia initiative that builds on a legacy of innovation to create new programs, places, and partnerships; to catalyze new approaches to...


Virginians and Their Histories
Virginians and Their Histories
Tarter, Brent

Histories of Virginia have traditionally traced the same significant but narrow lines, overlooking whole swathes of human experience crucial to an understanding of the...


Virginia Beer
Virginia Beer

A Guide from Colonial Days to Craft's Golden Age

Graves, Lee

The days of choosing between a handful of imports and a convenience store six-pack are long gone. The beer landscape in America has changed dramatically in the twenty-first...


The Virginia Landmarks Register
The Virginia Landmarks Register
Loth, Calder

The fourth edition of The Virginia Landmarks Register is an entirely new, fully illustrated compilation of the state's buildings, structures, sites, and districts that have...


Kingsmill Plantation, 1619-1800
Kingsmill Plantation, 1619-1800

Archaeology of Country Life in Colonial Virginia

Kelso, William M.

In 1971 William Kelso happened almost by chance on an archaeological find that would open a new door on the rural history of colonial Tidewater Virginia. Erosion had revealed a...


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