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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...


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...


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...


Remarkable Trees of Virginia
Remarkable Trees of Virginia
Hugo, Nancy Ross, Kirwan, Jeffrey

This stunning collaboration between the noted garden writer Nancy Ross Hugo and the photographer Robert Llewellyn showcases the fruits of an effort begun in 2004 to research,...


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...


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 fascination with this...


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...


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...


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...


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

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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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...


The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
Pezzoni, J. Daniel

This abundantly illustrated, wide-ranging volume captures the rich and diverse architectural history of Rockbridge County, Virginia, including the two cities of Lexington and...


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...


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...


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—...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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