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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...


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...


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...


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...


Landon Carter
Landon Carter

An Inquiry into the Personal Values and Social Imperatives of the Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Greene, Jack P.

Intended as a plausible psychological and intellectual portrait of Landon Carter, thi study attempts to delineate his central character traits and personal values. It calls...


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...


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...


Virginia's Wild Side
Virginia's Wild Side

50 Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean

Badger, Curtis J.

Fair warning to all of Virginia’s couch potatoes: Curtis Badger has compiled such an engaging and refreshingly unconventional treasury of outdoor adventures that you may be...


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...


Norfolk
Norfolk

The First Four Centuries

Parramore, Thomas C.

The first comprehensive history of Norfolk to appear since 1930, Norfolk: The First Four Centuries tells the story of America's largest maritime port from the first contact...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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—...


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...


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 Grandees of Government
The Grandees of Government

The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the...


Mr. Jefferson's Telescope
Mr. Jefferson's Telescope

A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

Wolfe, Brendan

Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements--a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion...


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...


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...


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