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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...


Preserving the Old Dominion
Preserving the Old Dominion

Historic Preservation and Virginia Traditionalism

Lindgren, James M.

In 1889 tradition-minded women, including many from Virginia's most prominent families, formed the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA), the first...


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...


Journey on the James
Journey on the James

Three Weeks through the Heart of Virginia

Swift, Earl

From its beginnings as a trickle of icy water in Virginia's northwest corner to its miles-wide mouth at Hampton Roads, the James River has witnessed more recorded history than...


Family Preserve
Family Preserve
Stuart, Dabney

Exhibiting the mastery of poetic line and sharpness of focus we have come to associate with Dabney Stuart’s work, this volume, Stuart's fifteenth, weaves a series of finely...


Fishing the New River Valley
Fishing the New River Valley

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

"Care not, I, to fish in seas
Fresh rivers best my mind to please
Whose sweet calm course I contemplate
And seek in life to imitate."
—Izaak Walton...


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 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...


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...


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...


Frank Batten
Frank Batten

The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel

Sage, Connie M.

Frank Batten Sr. (1927–2009) created the Weather Channel in 1982, despite mocking by colleagues in the media that around-the-clock weather broadcasts would be as exciting as...


Picturing Harrisonburg
Picturing Harrisonburg

Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828

Ehrenpreis, David

Picturing Harrisonburg provides the most vibrant examination available of the history of the Virginia city, once a frontier town founded in the 1730s but now a...


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 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....


Conserving the Commonwealth
Conserving the Commonwealth

The Early Years of the Environmental Movement in Virginia

Peters, Margaret T., Hass, Patricia C.

Conserving the Commonwealth is the book that anyone interested in conservation and environmental issues has been waiting for. This history describes the earliest days...


Road Cycling in Central Virginia
Road Cycling in Central Virginia

A Guide

George, Susan E.

For all those who have considered going for a ride after seeing cyclists pedaling pleasurably through the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley, Sue...


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...


Never Ask Permission
Never Ask Permission

Elisabeth Scott Bocock of Richmond, A Memoir by Mary Buford Hitz

Hitz, Mary Buford

Some cities, through hardship or glory or a combination of both, produce extraordinary women. Richmond in the early twentieth century, dominated by its prominent families and...


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 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...


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...


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

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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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....


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...


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