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Cradle of America: A History of Virginia

By Peter Wallenstein

University Press of Kansas
Released: 2014-08-20
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As the site of the first permanent English settlement in North America, the birthplace of a presidential dynasty, and the gateway to western growth in the nation's early years, Virginia can rightfully be called the "cradle of America." Peter Wallenstein traces major themes across four centuries in a brisk narrative that recalls the people and events that have shaped the Old Dominion. The second edition is updated with new material throughout, including a new chapter on Virginia and world affairs from the Korean War through 9/11 and beyond, and, an expanded bibliography.

Historical accounts of Virginia have often emphasized harmony and tradition, but Wallenstein focuses on the impact of conflict and change. From the beginning, Virginians have debated and challenged each other's visions of Virginia, and Wallenstein shows how these differences have influenced its sometimes turbulent development. Casting an eye on blacks as well as whites, and on people from both east and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he traces such key themes as political power, racial identity, and education.

Bringing to bear his long experience teaching Virginia history, Wallenstein takes readers back, even before Jamestown, to the Elizabethan settlers at Roanoke Island and the inhabitants they encountered, as well as to Virginia's leaders of the American Revolution. He chronicles the state's dramatic journey through the Civil War era, a time that revealed how the nation's evolution sometimes took shape in opposition to the vision of many leading Virginians. He also examines the impact of the civil rights movement and considers controversies that accompany Virginia into its fifth century.

The text is copiously illustrated to depict not only such iconic figures as Pocahontas, George Washington, and Robert E. Lee, but also such other prominent native Virginians as Carter G. Woodson, Patsy Cline, and L. Douglas Wilder. Sidebars throughout the book offer further insight, while maps and appendixes of reference data make the volume a complete resource on Virginia's history.

Virginia: Mapping the Old Dominion State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through History)

By Vincent Virga

Brand: Globe Pequot
Hardcover (128 pages)

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Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Commonwealth of Virginia from the collections of the Library of Congress, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Virginia for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Virginia: The New Dominion, A History from 1607 to the Present

By Virginius Dabney

University of Virginia Press
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The task of compressing the history of Virginia into a single volume is a difficult one. The Virginia story is not only longer than that of any other state, but it is also probably the most diversified of them all. Whole shelves of books have been written about the early settlements, about the colonial ear that followed, and the Civil War, to name only three examples. The least written-about period, and the one that is least understood, is that which followed the Civil War. Next would probably come the nineteenth century for the four or five decades preceding the war, and then the early years of the twentieth century...I have sought in the present work to bring together the salient facts concerning Virginia's history and to describe the events and personalities, both good and bad, that make up the long and exciting Virginia story. (From the author's Foreword)

A Brief History of Virginia

By John M. Wiley

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Virginia is one of the most important states in all of America, and has been so from the distant past up to the present day. Its history is rich with movements, conflicts, failures, discoveries, and victories. In "A Brief History of Virginia," John M. Wiley takes readers through a concise yet insightful excursion of Virginia's past. To help educators, discussion questions are included at the closing of each chapter, though the individual reader can find this added resource beneficial as well. Whether one is well versed in Virginia history or brand new, this book has plenty of historical value for everyone.

Mr. Jefferson's Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

By Brendan Wolfe

University of Virginia Press
Hardcover (248 pages)

Mr. Jefferson s Telescope: A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects
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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 of the University's bicentennial, Brendan Wolfe has assembled one hundred objects that, brought together in one fascinating book, offer a new, sometimes surprising history of Jefferson’s favorite project.

Mr. Jefferson’s Telescope begins with the years leading up to the University's 1819 founding and continues to the triumphs and challenges of the present day, each entry joining a full-color image with an engaging description that both stands alone and contributes to an engrossing larger narrative about how the school has evolved over time. Considering an orange and blue silk handkerchief, Wolfe reveals that the University’s school colors were originally cardinal red and gray--calling to mind a Confederate soldier’s blood-stained uniform but ultimately deemed not bright enough to stand out on muddy football fields. The record of an overdue book checked out by a young Edgar Allan Poe speaks to a long literary tradition. On the subject of a key to the Rotunda’s doors, Wolfe introduces us to its keeper, the Monticello-born ex-slave who rang the hourly bells on Grounds into the early twentieth century.

Beautifully illustrated with over one hundred new and archival images, this book brings to life a remarkable array of significant objects while offering to the reader the best introduction available to the history of Jefferson’s great institution.

Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607–2007

By Ronald L. Heinemann & Anthony S. Parent Jr.

Brand: University of Virginia Press
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"On the morning of 26 April 1607, three small ships carrying 143 Englishmen arrived off the Virginia coast of North America, having spent four months at sea.... All hoped for financial success and perhaps a little adventure; as it turned out, their tiny settlement eventually would evolve from colony into a prominent state in an entirely new nation." So begins Old Dominion, New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007 and the remarkable story behind the founding not only of the state of Virginia but of our nation. With this book, the historians Ronald L. Heinemann, John G. Kolp, Anthony S. Parent Jr., and William G. Shade collaborate to provide a comprehensive, accessible, one-volume history of Virginia, the first of its kind since the 1970s.

In seventeen narrative chapters, the authors tackle the four centuries of Virginia’s history from Jamestown through the present, emphasizing the major themes that play throughout Virginia history―change and continuity, a conservative political order, race and slavery, economic development, and social divisions―and how they relate to national events. Including helpful bibliographical listings at the end of each chapter as well as a general listing of useful sources and Websites, the book is truly a treasure trove for any student, scholar, or general-interest reader looking to find out more about the history of Virginia and our nation. Timed to coincide with the 2007 quadricentennial, Old Dominion, New Commonwealth will stand as a classic for years to come.

The History of Virginia, in Four Parts

By Robert Beverley

FQ Books
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The History of Virginia, in Four Parts is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Robert Beverley is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Robert Beverley then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.

Virginia History & Genealogy on DVD - 225 books - Ancestry, Records, Family

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The Ultimate History and Genealogy Collection of Virginia

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225 - Books on 2 DVD's

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Partial List of Contents

A History of Orange County, Virginia by W.W. Scott - (1907) - 292 pages

A History of Rockbridge County, Virginia by Oren F. Morton - (1920) - 574 pages

A History of Rockingham County, Virginia by John W. Wayland - (1912) - 601 pages

Albemarle County in Virginia by Edgar Woods - (1901) - 412 pages

Boyle Genealogy. John Boyle of Virginia and Kentucky by John Boyle - (1909) - 174 pages

Early Virginia Marriages. Part 1 by William A. Crozier - (1907) - 136 pages

Genealogical and Historical Notes on Culpeper County, Virginia: Embracing a ... by Raleigh Travers Green, Philip Slaughter - (1900) - 160 pages

Historical Sketch Bedford County Virginia 1753-1907 - (1907) - 121 pages

History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia 1748-1920 by Wm. C. Pendleton - (1920) - 700 pages

Men of Mark in Virginia: Ideals of American Life; a Collection of Biographies of the Leading Men in the State Vol 1 by Lyon Gardiner Tyler - (1906) - 426 pages

Pioneer Settlers of Grayson County Virginia by B.F. Nuckolls - (1914) - 206 pages

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On this Day in Hampton, Virginia History

By Wythe Holt

The History Press
Released: 2018-05-28
Paperback (160 pages)

On this Day in Hampton, Virginia History
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Hampton is a historical jewel of the Commonwealth. One day at a time, authors Wythe Holt and Edward B. Hicks offer up fascinating stories of the people and events that shaped it. The city's story begins at the origins of Old Point Comfort as early as 1608, long before the American Revolution. The Emancipation Proclamation was first read to the public on the grounds of today's Hampton University under what would soon be called the Emancipation Oak. NASA's Langley Research Center helped send astronauts to space and tested such icons as the Apollo lunar lander. Fort Monroe encompasses nearly two centuries of service to the country as the largest moated fort in North America. Join Holt and Hicks and enjoy the rich historical legacy every day of the year.

Hidden History of Northern Virginia

By Charles A. Mills

Brand: The History Press
Released: 2010-02-19
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Had General George Washington lived anywhere other than Mount Vernon, Virginia, Washington, D.C., might not exist. In this exciting collection of hidden tales from Northern Virginia, author Charles Mills highlights the important role that this region played in our nation's history from colonial to modern times. Read about the Rebel blockade of the Potomac River, the imprisonment of German POWs at super-secret Fort Hunt during World War II and the building of the Pentagon on the same site and in the same configuration as Civil War, era Fort Runyon. Meet Annandale's "bunny man," who inspired one of the country's wildest and scariest urban legends; learn about the slaves in Alexandria's notorious slave pens; and witness suffragists being dragged from the White House lawn and imprisoned in the Occoquan workhouse. Mills masterfully relates these and other colorful tales of the people and events that left their imprints on Northern Virginia and the nation.


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