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Suggested Readings on Virginia History

Recommended reading on Virginia history from the precontact era to the twentieth century

Revolutionary War Era

Buckley, Thomas E. Church and State in Revolutionary Virginia, 1776–1787. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1977.

Holton, Woody. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 1999.

Isaac, Rhys. The Transformation of Virginia, 1740–1790. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1982.

McDonnell, Michael A. The Politics of War: Race, Class, and Conflict in Revolutionary Virginia. Chapel Hill: Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture by the University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Ragosta, John. A. Wellspring of Liberty: How Virginia's Religious Dissenters Helped Win the American Revolution and Secured Religious Liberty. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Selby, John E. The Revolution in Virginia, 1775–1783. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1988.

Taylor, Alan. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 17721832. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Van Schreeven, William James, Robert L. Scribner, and Brent Tarter. Revolutionary Virginia : The Road to Independence; a Documentary Record. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1973.