History Books

The Rappahannock River: History, Nature, Recreation

By Walter Nicklin

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A guide to the river's Civil War sites, ecology, natural history, recreation and outdoors opportunities. Has color maps, illustrations, and photographs.

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Landon Carter's Uneasy Kingdom: Revolution and Rebellion on a Virginia Plantation

By Rhys Isaac

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian tells the tale of the Rappahannock River plantation owner with excerpts from his diaries. The incongruity of Carter's support of the American Revolution and the rebellious attitudes of his own slaves makes for thought-provoking reading.

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Virginia Landmarks of Black History: Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places

By Virginia Department of Historic Resources

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Lists 64 places of interest and tells of churches' and universities' contribution to black leadership in the state.

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