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A Little Child Shall Lead Them
A Little Child Shall Lead Them

A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J., Grogan, Brian

In the twentieth-century struggle for racial equality, there was perhaps no setting more fraught and contentious than the public schools of the American south. In Prince Edward...


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...


The Booker T. Washington Papers
The Booker T. Washington Papers

OPEN ACCESS THROUGH AUGUST 15

Born into slavery, Booker T. Washington became the leading voice for Black Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Author, pioneer in higher education...


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....


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...


Black, White, and Olive Drab
Black, White, and Olive Drab

Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement

Myers, Andrew H.

One of the first Army bases to implement on a large scale President Truman’s call for racial integration of the armed forces, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, quickly took its...


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....


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...


Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


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 Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1945-1948

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

"Eleanor Roosevelt once asked, ‘Where do human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are...


On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper
On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper

Fear and the Media

Censer, Jack R.

For a month in the fall of 2002, a series of sniper attacks suddenly dominated the headlines in the nation’s capital. Beginning in the Washington suburbs, these crimes...


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...


Harry Byrd of Virginia
Harry Byrd of Virginia
Heinemann, Ronald L.

This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator,...


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...


The Papers of Woodrow Wilson
The Papers of Woodrow Wilson

Taking office with a Democrat-held House and Senate, Woodrow Wilson embarked on one of the most important chapters in the Progressive movement, approving the Federal Reserve Act, establishing the...


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...


William Edward Dodd
William Edward Dodd

The South's Yeoman Scholar

Bailey, Fred Arthur

William Edward Dodd rose from an impoverished background to become one of the early twentieth century's more distinguished southern historians. While many southern...


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...


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Arceneaux, Pamela D.

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Brushing Back Jim Crow
Brushing Back Jim Crow

The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South

Adelson, Bruce

While Jackie Robinson is justly famous for breaking the color line in major league baseball in 1947, other young African American players, among them Hank Aaron, continued to...


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...


Gerrymanders
Gerrymanders

How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

Many are aware that gerrymandering exists and suspect it plays a role in our elections, but its history goes far deeper, and its impacts are far greater, than most realize. In...


The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1949–1952

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

The 311 documents in this second volume of Eleanor Roosevelt’s papers trace her transformation into one of her era’s most prominent spokespersons for democracy, reveal her...


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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