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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...


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...


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...


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...


Williamsburg, Virginia
Williamsburg, Virginia

A City before the State: An Illustrated History

Hamilton-Phillips, Martha, Maccubbin, Robert P.

The first comprehensive history of Williamsburg, Virginia, this handsome volume instantly becomes the standard reference on more than three hundred years...


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...


Virginia

The New Dominion, A History from 1607 to the Present

Dabney, Virginius

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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...


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...


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...


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....


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...


Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie

Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable Commonwealth of Virginia and the Making of Its History

Cabell, James Branch

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the book's title. Deaf to James Branch Cabell's many-layered ironic wit, they...


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 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...


Migrants against Slavery
Migrants against Slavery

Virginians and the Nation

Schwarz, Philip J.

A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave...


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....


"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...


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...


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...


Shenandoah
Shenandoah

Views of Our National Park

Moore, Hullihen Williams

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America’s natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man’s decades-long...


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...


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...


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