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Suggested Readings on Virginia History

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

Civil War

Blair, William Alan. Virginia’s Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861–1865. New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Davis, William C., and James I. Robertson. Virginia at War. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2005–2012.

Dew, Charles B. Ironmaker to the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works. Richmond: Library of Virginia, 1999.

Furgurson, Ernest B. Ashes of Glory: Richmond at War. New York: Knopf, 1996.

Jordan, Ervin L. Jr. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1995.

Robertson, James I., Jr. Civil War Virginia: Battleground for a Nation. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991.

Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles. Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.

Sutherland, Daniel E. Seasons of War: The Ordeal of a Confederate Community, 1861–1865. New York: Free Press, 1995.

Tripp, Steven Elliott. Yankee Town, Southern City: Race and Class Relations in Civil War Lynchburg. New York: New York University Press, 1996.