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Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

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Selected past issues


Volume 124 (2016)

Volume 124 / Number 1

  • The Son of a Certain Woman: Crossing Boundaries of Slavery and Race in Early National Virginia, by Michael L. Nicholls, pp. 2–27
  • The African American Housing Crisis in Alexandria, Virginia, 1930s–1960s, by Krystyn R. Moon, pp. 28–68

Volume 124 / Number 2

  • The Gift of Friendship: Ellen Gaslgow and Amélie Rives, Virginia Writers, by Jane Turner Censer, pp. 98–133
  • Booker T. Washington High School: History, Identity, and Educational Equity in Norfolk, Virginia, by Jeffry L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford, pp. 134–62

Volume 124 / Number 3

  • "A Good Base Ball Club Is a Splendid Advertisement to a Town": Baseball and the New South in Clifton Forge, Virginia, by Josh Howard, pp. 186–215
  • Mary Custis Lee Warns of the Consequences of War in October 1914, by Susan Carter Vogel, pp. 216–60

Volume 124 / Number 4

  • "Bolder Attitude": James Monroe, the French Revolution, and the Making of the Monroe Doctrine, by Brook Poston, pp. 282–315
  • Richmond's Sherwood Park: A Forgotten Olmsted Neighborhood, by Gregory J. Kaliss, pp. 316–46

Volume 123 (2015)

Volume 123 / Number 1

  • A Conquerer or a Peacemaker? Abraham Lincoln in Richmond, by Michael D. Gorman, pp. 2–89

Volume 123 / Number 2

  • Professor Minnigerode at the Antiques Roadshow: A Photographic Rarity Sheds New Light on Richmond's Beloved Wartime Preacher and His Earliest Portraitist, by Robert Doares, pp. 106–39
  • A Confederate Memorial the "Equal of Gettysburg": Sectionalism and Memory in the Establishment of Manassas National Battlefield Park, 1890–1940, by Michael Burns, pp. 140–70

Volume 123 / Number 3

  • James Madison and the Constitution: Reassessing the "Madison Problem," by Jeff Broadwater, pp. 202–35
  • "In Violation of the General Principles of Political Economy": Philip Pendleton Barbour and Virginia's Assault on the Protective Tariff, 1816–1824, by William S. Belko, pp. 236–70

Volume 123 / Number 4

  • Virginia's Great Fresh of 1771 and the Politics of Disaster Relief, by Kathleen S. Murphy, pp. 298–323
  • "Preserve Us From Such Democracy": Politics, Slavery, and Political Culture in Antebellum Northwest Virginia, 1850–1861, by Adam J. Zucconi, pp. 324–54

Volume 122 (2014)

Volume 122 / Number 1

  • The 1736 Survey of the Potomac River, by Dan Guzy, pp. 2–39
  • Foreign Affairs and the Ratification of the Constitution in Virginia, by Robert W. Smith, pp. 40–67

Volume 122 / Number 2

  • Seizing the Past: Revolutionary Memory and the Civil War in Yorktown, by Sarah Goldberger, pp. 98–127
  • Variety Shows, Minstrelsy, and Social Aesthetics during the Virginia Encampment of 1863–64, by James A. Davis, pp. 128–55
  • Restored and Vindicated: The Virginia Constitutional Convention of 1864, by Sara B. Bearss, pp. 156–81

Volume 122 / Number 3

  • A Vision Lost: Dr. Robert J. Preston and the Southwestern Lunatic Asylum, 1887–1906, by Anthony P. Cavender, pp. 202–29
  • Showdown on Mr. Jefferson's Lawn: Contesting Jim Crow during the University of Virginia's Protodesegregation, by Alexander S. Leidholdt, pp. 230–71

Volume 122 / Number 4

  • "His Loyalty Was But Lip Service": Loyalty Oaths and the Military Arrests of Two Ministers in Occupied Virginia during the Civil War, by Sean A. Scott, pp. 298–335
  • Escaping the Veritable Battle Cloud: Mary Johnston and the Reconstruction of History, by Clayton McClure Brooks, pp. 336–67


Volume 121 (2013)

Volume 121 / Number 1

  • St. George Tucker, Spencer Roane, and the Virginia Court of Appeals, 1804–11, by Charles F. Hobson, pp. 2–43
  • Postscript to Massive Resistance: The Decline and Fall of the Virginia Commission on Constitutional Government, by James R. Sweeney, pp. 44–86

Volume 121 / Number 2

  • "Crystallized into Solid Reality": How Mason Locke "Parson" Weems Shaped George Washington's Boyhood Home, by Philip Levy, pp. 106–45
  • Reconstructing the Old Dominion: Lewis F. Powell, Stuart T. Saunders, and the Virginia Industrialization Group, 1958–65, by Charles H. Ford and Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, pp. 146–72

Volume 121 / Number 3

  • The Letters of Oliver and Bernie Hill, 1934–36: The Forming of a Legendary Civil Rights Lawyer, by Margaret Edds, pp. 210–49
  • Program of Action: The Rev. L. Francis Griffin and the Struggle for Racial Equality in Farmville, 1963, by Brian E. Lee and Brian J. Daugherity, pp. 250–87

Volume 121 / Number 4

  • The Beginnings of African American Education in Montgomery County, by Daniel B. Thorp, pp. 314–45
  • "Dear Harry," "My Dear Jack": The Evolving Friendship between James J. Kilpatrick, Jr., and Sen. Harry F. Byrd, Sr., 1949–66, by Elizabeth Atwood, pp. 346–76


Volume 120 (2012)

Volume 120 / Number 1

  • Gowan Pamphlet: Baptist Preacher in Slavery and Freedom, by Linda Rowe, pp. 2–31
  • Masquerading Indians and Unsightly Blacks: Racial Policy, the American Past, and National Identity at Colonial National Monument, by Jeffrey Kosiorek, pp. 32–61
  • Battle Abbey Centennial, pp. 62–78

Volume 120 / Number 2

  • John Randolph of Roanoke and the Politics of Slavery in the Early Republic, by Nicholas Wood, pp. 106–43
  • Polk Miller's Old South Quartette: Interracial Stage Performance at the Turn of the Twentieth Century, by Jacques Vest, pp. 144–77

Volume 120 / Number 3

  • "That Unhappy Division": Reconsidering the Causes and Significance of the O'Kelly Schism in the Methodist Episcopal Church, by Elizabeth A. Georgian, pp. 210–35
  • Playing Her Greatest Role: Priscilla Cooper Tyler and the Politics of the White House Social Scene, 1841–44, by Christopher J. Leahy, pp. 236–69

Volume 120 / Number 4

  • "Send us . . . what other Lawe books you shall thinke fitt": Books That Shaped the Law in Virginia, 1600–1860, by Warren M. Billings, pp. 314–39
  • Geography as Power: The Political Economy of Matthew Fontaine Maury, by John Majewski and Todd W. Wahlstrom, pp. 340–71
  • Matthew Fontaine Maury and the Evolution of Southern Memory, by Matthew Mace Barbee, pp. 372–93


Volume 119 (2011)

Volume 119 / Number 1

  • Bacon's Rebellion, the Grievances of the People, and the Political Culture of Seventeenth-Century Virginia, by Brent Tarter, pp. 2–41
  • Enclosing the Commons: Thomas Jefferson, Agrarian Independence, and Early American Land Policy, 1774–1789, by Mark Sturges, pp. 42–74

Volume 119 / Number 2

  • The Long Civil War: A Historiography of the Consequences of the Civil War, by Aaron Sheehan-Dean, pp. 106–53
  • The Virginia Ordinance of Secession: A Research Note on Contemporary Copies, by Marianne E. Julienne and Brent Tarter, pp. 154–81

Volume 119 / Number 3

  • The Divided Legacy of a Founding Father: Henry and Beverley Tucker Confront Nullification and Secession, by Chad Vanderford, pp. 210–43
  • Race, Politics, and Education in Tidewater Virginia: Christopher Newport College and the Shoe Lane Controversy of 1960–63, by Phillip Hamilton, pp. 244–75
  • “Thou Knowest Not the Time of Thy Visitation”: A Newly Discovered Letter Reveals Robert E. Lee's Lonely Struggle with Disunion, by Elizabeth Brown Pryor, pp. 276–96

Volume 119 / Number 4

  • Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery: The Freedom Narrative of Henry Goings, by Calvin Schermerhorn, pp. 314–49
  • Madison v. Madison: Dolley Payne Madison and Her Inheritance of the Montpelier Estate, 1836–38, by Holly C. Shulman, pp. 350–93


Volume 118 (2010)

Volume 118 /  Number 1

  • Securing a Legacy: The Publication of James Madison's Notes from the Constitutional Convention, by David W. Houpt, pp. 2–39
  • "A Constant Attention": Dolley Madison and the Publication of the Papers of James Madison, 1836–1837, by Holly C. Shulman, pp. 40–70

Volume 118 / Number 2

  • Michael Cresap and the Promulgation of Settler Land-Claiming Methods in the Backcountry, 1765–1774, by Cameron B. Strang, pp. 106–35
  • Secession and Slavery as a Positive Good: The Impact of the Anthony Burns Drama in Boston on Virginia, by Gordon S. Barker, pp. 136–73

Volume 118 / Number 3

  • Pursuing Happiness in Colonial Virginia: Sacred Words, Cheap Print, and Popular Religion in the Eighteenth Century, by Jacob M. Blosser, pp. 210–45
  • Virginia's Pupil Placement Board and the Practical Applications of Massive Resistance, 1956–1966, by Sara K. Eskridge, pp. 246–76

Volume 118 / Number 4

  • The Shenandoah River Gundalow: Reusable Boats in Virginia's Nineteenth-Century River Trade, by Seth C. Bruggeman, pp. 314–49
  • Greenock's Case: A Note on Gender, Race, Class, Politics, and Punishment in Early Virginia, by Lenaye Howard, pp. 350–65

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