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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Segregation's Science
Segregation's Science

Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Dorr, Gregory Michael

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and...


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...


Opportunity Time
Opportunity Time
Holton, Linwood

When newly elected Virginia governor Linwood Holton escorted his children into an integrated Richmond public school in 1970, he delivered the coup-de-grace to the Byrd machine...


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 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 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...


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—...


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 "...


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....


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...


At the Picture Show
At the Picture Show

Small-Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture

Fuller, Kathryn H.

The motion picture industry in its earliest days seemed as ephemeral as the flickering images it produced. Considered an amusement fad even by their exhibitors, movies...


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...


Presidential Recordings Digital Edition
Presidential Recordings Digital Edition
Coleman, David

The online edition of The Presidential Recordings includes hundreds of hours of presidential tapes covering the major issues of the LBJ administration, from the War on Poverty...


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 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...


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...


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