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Indian Captivity in Spanish America
Indian Captivity in Spanish America

Frontier Narratives

Operé, Fernando

Even before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the practice of taking captives was widespread among Native Americans. Indians took captives for many reasons: to replace—...


Take Care of the Living
Take Care of the Living

Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia

McClurken, Jeffrey W.

Take Care of the Living assesses the short- and long-term impact of the war on Confederate veteran families of all classes in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia...


The War Bells Have Rung

The LBJ Tapes and the Americanization of the Vietnam War

Herring, George C.

In the summer of 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson faced an agonizing decision. On June 7, General William Westmoreland had come to him with a "bombshell" request to more than...


Keep On Keeping On
Keep On Keeping On

The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J.

Virginia was a battleground state in the struggle to implement Brown v. Board of Education, with one of the South’s largest and strongest NAACP units fighting against a...


Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall

Hall, Margaret, Higonnet, Margaret R.

In August 1918 a Massachusetts-born woman named Margaret Hall boarded a transport ship in New York City that would take her across the Atlantic to work with the American Red...


Faces of Community
Faces of Community

Immigrant Massachusetts 1860-2000

Ueda, Reed, Wright, Conrad Edick

For hundreds of thousands of immigrants, coming to Massachusetts has meant exchanging one community for another in multiple ways that are often overlooked. Whether home was...


The Moral Architecture of World Peace
The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

Cobban, Helena

In November 1998, eight visionary recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize gathered on the grounds of the University of Virginia for two days of extraordinary dialogue. From the...


The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal
The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal

Essays after I'll Take My Stand

Bingham, Emily S., Underwood, Thomas A.

Scholars frequently assume that the Southern Agrarian movement was limited to the philosophy laid out in the landmark 1930 book I'll Take My Stand. Yet that work consisted...


A Deed So Accursed
A Deed So Accursed

Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881–1940

Finnegan, Terence

From the end of Reconstruction to the onset of the civil rights era, lynching was prevalent in developing and frontier regions that had a dynamic and fluid African American...


Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery
Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery
Rosen, Elliot A.

Historians have often speculated on the alternative paths the United Stages might have taken during the Great Depression: What if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been killed by one...


The Big House after Slavery
The Big House after Slavery

Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment

Morsman, Amy Feely

The Big House after Slavery examines the economic, social, and political challenges that Virginia planter families faced following Confederate defeat and emancipation....


Revolution in Virginia, with a new Foreword
Revolution in Virginia, with a new Foreword
Selby, John E.

Unsurpassed as a single-volume history, John E. Selby’s masterpiece analyzes the political, administrative, and military history of Virginia during the American Revolution....


The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt
The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt

Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States

Rosen, Elliot A.

Elliot Rosen's Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Brains Trust focused on the transition from the Hoover administration to that of Roosevelt and the formulation of the early New...


The President and His Biographer
The President and His Biographer

Woodrow Wilson and Ray Stannard Baker

Peterson, Merrill D.

As his presidency drew to a close, Woodrow Wilson came to realize the claim history would soon have on the documentary record of his life and work, of which he had been a...


The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005

Preparing Men and Women for Leadership in Scientific Educational Work

Wilson, Eleanor Vernon

In 1905, as the University of Virginia inaugurated him as its first president, the revered southern educator Edwin Anderson Alderman proposed an education school, despite the...


Elusive Equality
Elusive Equality

Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L., Ford, Charles H.

In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial...


"Starving Armenians"
"Starving Armenians"

America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915–1930 and After

Peterson, Merrill D.

The persecution and suffering of the Armenian people, a religious and cultural minority in the Ottoman Empire, reached a peak in the era of World War I at the hands of the...


Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows

The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

Hughes, Ken

The break-in at Watergate and the cover-up that followed brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon, creating a political shockwave that reverberates to this day. But as...


Encounters
Encounters

Philosophy of History after Postmodernism

Domanska, Ewa

Frustrated with the usual methods of scholarly inquiry, Ewa Domanska hit upon the idea of interviewing some of the world's most original and important theorists and...


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Arceneaux, Pamela D.

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What Reconstruction Meant
What Reconstruction Meant

Historical Memory in the American South

Baker, Bruce E.

A great deal has been written about southern memory centering on the Civil War, particularly the view of the war as a valiant lost cause. In this challenging new book Bruce...


Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South
Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South

The Story of Koinonia Farm

K'meyer, Tracy Elaine

Now available in paperback, Tracy K'Meyer's book is a thoughtful and engaging portrait of Koinonia Farm, an interracial Christian cooperative founded in 1942 by two white...


The Making of a Racist
The Making of a Racist

A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade

Dew, Charles B.

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which...


The Uplift Generation
The Uplift Generation

Cooperation across the Color Line in Early Twentieth-Century Virginia

Brooks, Clayton McClure

Offering a fresh look at interracial cooperation in the formative years of Jim Crow, The Uplift Generation examines how segregation was molded, not by Virginia’s white...


Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Reconsidering America's Neutrality, 1914–1917

Tucker, Robert W.

In recent years, and in light of U.S. attempts to project power in the world, the presidency of Woodrow Wilson has been more commonly invoked than ever before. Yet "...


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