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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....


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...


The Great Valley Road of Virginia
The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present

Hofstra, Warren R., Raitz, Karl

The Great Valley Road of Virginia chronicles the story of one of America’s oldest, most historic, and most geographically significant roads. Emphasized throughout the...


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...


Fishing Virginia's Highlands
Fishing Virginia's Highlands

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

Rich in angling lore, the secluded lakes and rivers of Virginia’s Highlands offer some of the best trout and smallmouth bass fishing found anywhere in the state. From the...


In Good Keeping
In Good Keeping

Virginia's Folklife Apprenticeships

Lohman, Jon

Pairing experienced master artists with eager learners, folklife apprenticeships in Virginia help ensure that a particular art form is passed on in ways that are conscious of...


The University of Virginia
The University of Virginia

A Pictorial History

Hitchcock, Susan Tyler

In the nearly two centuries since the first building’s completion in Thomas Jefferson’s academical village, programs and facilities at the University of Virginia have been...


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...


The Tangierman's Lament
The Tangierman's Lament

and Other Tales of Virginia

Swift, Earl

Go where the story is--that’s one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even...


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...


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...


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...


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....


Rot, Riot, and Rebellion
Rot, Riot, and Rebellion

Mr. Jefferson's Struggle to Save the University That Changed America

Bowman, Rex, Santos, Carlos

Thomas Jefferson had a radical dream for higher education. Designed to become the first modern public university, the University of Virginia was envisioned as a liberal campus...


The Science of Fly-Fishing
The Science of Fly-Fishing
Ulanski, Stanley

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that...


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...


An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees
An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore—both books are the result of a ten-year...


Virginia Reconsidered
Virginia Reconsidered

New Histories of the Old Dominion

Hardwick, Kevin R., Hofstra, Warren R.

In their introduction to Virginia Reconsidered, Kevin Hardwick and Warren Hofstra note that "Virginia’s history is powerfully situated, in both the popular and the scholarly...


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...


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...


Lost Communities of Virginia
Lost Communities of Virginia
Fisher, Terri, Sparenborg, Kirsten

Virginia’s back roads and rural areas are dotted with traces of once-thriving communities. General stores, train depots, schools, churches, banks, and post offices provide...


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...


A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers
A Guidebook to Virginia's Historical Markers

Including nearly nine hundred new and replacement markers that have been installed along the commonwealth's roadways since the last edition was published in 1994, this third...


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...


Bound Away
Bound Away

Virginia and the Westward Movement

Fischer, David Hackett, Kelly, James C.

Bound Away offers a new understanding of the westward movement. After the Turner thesis which celebrated the frontier as the source of American freedom and democracy, and the...


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