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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,...


"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...


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...


Scalawag
Scalawag

A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism

Peeples, Edward H., MacLean, Nancy

Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Republican Populist
Republican Populist

Spiro Agnew and the Origins of Donald Trump’s America

Holden, Charles J., Messitte, Zach, Podair, Jerald

Typically a maligned figure in American political history, former vice president Spiro T. Agnew is often overlooked. Although he is largely remembered for his alliterative...


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...


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...


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—...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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 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...


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