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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...


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...


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...


"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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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—...


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...


City of Trees
City of Trees

The Complete Field Guide to the Trees of Washington, D.C., Third Edition

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie, Alexander, Polly

Washington, D.C., boasts more than three hundred species of trees from America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and City of Trees has been the authoritative guide for locating,...


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...


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...


Enjoying Virginia Outdoors
Enjoying Virginia Outdoors

A Guide to Wildlife Management Areas

Gooch, Bob

Most outdoor enthusiasts in Virginia have hiked, camped, paddled, hunted, or fished in the state's many parks, refuges, and other public lands, from the barrier islands to 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...


Virginia Wine
Virginia Wine

Four Centuries of Change

Painter, Andrew A.

No state can claim a longer history of experimenting with and promoting viticulture than Virginia--nor does any state’s history demonstrate a more astounding record of initial...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Fishing the Roanoke Valley
Fishing the Roanoke Valley

An Angler's Guide

Smith, M. W.

With easy access to the Roanoke and James Rivers, Carvins Cove Reservoir and Smith Mountain Lake, and the many other streams and lakes in Bedford, Botetourt, Franklin, Henry,...


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...


Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World

Campanelli, Lou

In 1971, Madison College was a small-town teachers college with around 3,000 students, most of them female. To elevate the college’s visibility and to appeal immediately to...


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...


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