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RECENT ARRIVALS in Virginia History From Georgia Holt Books


The Gresham Papers

By Couture, Richard T

Privately Published, 1996. Inscibed, signed by author.The Gresham family papers were found in a trunk at Tuckahoe Plantation in 1991. The collection consists of over 215 pieces of material, letters, contracts and partial notes. Letters to Henry and Laura Gresham run from 1846 to 1912. Places mentioned are King and Queen County as well as Essex, Tappahannock, Richmond, Bedford, Danville and Charlottesville, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Paris, France and Florence, Italy. Extensive Notes, Bibliography, Index. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket.


Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia

By Dorr, Gregory Michael

Charlottesville, VA: Univ Press of Virginia, 2008. Examines how eugenic theory and practice bolstered Virginia's various cultures of segregation by blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history. Notes; Bibliography. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


A List of Places Included in 19th Century Virginia Directories

By Hummel, Ray Orvin Jr. (Ed.)

Richmond, Virginia, U.S.A.: Virginia State Library, 1981. A clean bright copy, appears very slightly used.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket.



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Patriot Above Profit: A Portrait of Thomas Nelson, Jr., Who Supported the American Revolution With His Purse and Sword

By Lee, Nell Moore

Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A.: Rutledge Hill Pr, 1988. Dust jacket has slightest hint of edgewear, o/w fine. A biography of Thomas Nelson, Jr., general and Revolutionary War governor of Virginia as well as a chronicle of the social, intellectual, and cultural life of colonial Virginia.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.


Slave Laws in Virginia (Studies in the Legal History of the South)

By Schwarz, Philip J

First Edition. Athens, GA: Univ of Georgia Pr, 1996. Small darkened area on dark green endpaper, o/w fine. Dust jacket has very slight edgewear, bright and clean. Explores several aspects of the process by which lawmakers and law enforcers in Virginia responded to slaves' behavior and to whites' perceptions of and assumptions about that behavior.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine.


Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800

By Kulikoff, Allan

Second Printing. Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.: Univ of North Carolina Pr, 1988. Previous owner's bookplate, o/w fine. A major reinterpretation of the economic and political transformation of Chesapeake society from 1680 to 1800. It depicts how a large immigrant society of small planters became the polarized slave and free societies that were to remain largely impervious to fundamental change until the Civil War.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Settlers, Southerners, Americans: The History of Essex County, Virginia, 1608-1984

By Slaughter, James B

Waynesville, NC: Don Mills, Inc, 1998. A history of Essex County, Virginia from the Indians of the 1600s to the present. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.


Hark upon the Gale: An Illustrated History of the College of William and Mary

By Kale, Wilford

1st Ed.. Norfolk Va.: Donning Company, 1985. A concise, readable and entertaining text accompanied by over 350 fully captioned photos, maps, and illustrations including most of the known views of the college from 1695 to 1865.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.


Scots in the Old Dominion, 1685-1800

By Haws, Charles H

First Edition. Edinburgh: J. Dunlop, 1980. Inscribed, signed by author on title page. Dust jacket slightly tanned at spine fold, small, lightly rubbed area on back panel o/w clean, no chips or tears. . Signed by Author. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.


Kiss the Doorknob: Folk Ways & Folklore of Floyd County, Virginia

By Oxrieder, Julia W

First Edition. Sedley, Virginia, U.S.A.: Dory Pr, 1996. Soft Cover. Fine.


Folk and Decorative Art of the Shenandoah Valley

First Edition. Elkton, Virginia, U.S.A.: Shenandoah Valley Folklore Society, 1993. Number 362 of a limited edition of 1000. Ex-Library with labels, pocket, library bookplate. Slightest hint of edgewear, binding tight, interior and exterior clean and bright. . Soft Cover. Very Good+. Ex-Library.


The Story of Oakton, Virginia: 1758-1982

By Evans, D'Anne A

First Edition. Oakton, Va.: The Greater Oakton Citizens Association, 1982. Dust jacket has a few very small edge tears, corner chips, o/w clean and bright. Illustrated in b&w, bibliograhy. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good+.


Church Silver of Colonial Virginia

By Virginia Museum Richmond

First Edition. Richmond, Va.: Virginia Museum, 1970. A catalogue of an exhibition of church silver, described and illustrated. 112 pp, small amount of paper loss on cover from sticker removal.. Soft Cover. Very Good+/No Jacket.


The Case of Odell Waller and Virginia Justice, 1940-1942

By Sherman, Richard B

First Edition. Knoxville, Tn.: University of Tennessee Pr. , 1992. Odell Waller was a black sharecropper from Gretna, Va. convicted of killing his white landlord. He became the central figure in a widely discussed controversey that raised important questions about justice in the U. S. Illus., bib.. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.


The Legends of Springfield

By Drummond, Mary F. & White, Alta T

DeHardit Press: No Place, 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket. Illus. by Drummond, Phillip O..


The History of Corrections in Virginia

By Keve, Paul

First Edition. Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Va. , 1986. Difinitive account of the institutional expansion, diversification, and professionalization of Virginia's correctional facilities. Illus., appendix, notes. . Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.


Freedom's First Generation : Black Hampton, Virginia, 1861-1890

By Engs, Robert F

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1979. Inscribed, signed by author. Dust jacket has edgewear primarily at head of spine with one small tear, corners worn. In this age of increased complexity in black-white relations, a study of Hampton, Virginia, tells the story of what race relations in postbellum America "might have been." Here alone the promises of Emancipation and Reconstruction were fulfilled. A tradition of black success in business, education, politics, and social solidarity was established; blacks acquired property and political power and held on long after blacks in other communities lost them. This study offers a unique opportunity to follow a group of freedmen from their exuberance at winning freedom to their devastation by the resurgence of racism at the close of the century.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Good.


The Journal of John Harrower An Indentured Servant in the Colony of Virginia 1773-1776

By Riley, Edward Miles (Editor)

First Edition. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg, 1963. Dust jacket has small perforation, tiny closed tear, flap has top corner clip, price intact at bottom. A simple and direct account of Virginia plantation life on the eve of the American Revolution.. Hardcover. NrFine/Very Good. Illus. by Kredel, Fritz.


Dublin and the Darsts: A Portrait of a Virginia Country Town and One of Its Families

By Darst, H. Jackson

First Edition. Newbern, Va.: Wilderness Road Regional Museum, 1992. Illustrated in b&w; notes; bibliography. Hardcover. Fine/No Jacket.