The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

Journal providing essays and book reviews related to the history of Virginia.

Articles from Vol. 103, No. 3, July

Book Reviews -- A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology (New Studies in Archaeology) by Anne Elizabeth Yentsch
A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves: A Study in Historical Archaeology. By ANNE ELIZABETH YENTSCH. New Studies in Archaeology. COLIN RENFREW and JEREMY SABLOFF, Series Editors. Cambridge, New York, and Melbourne: Cambridge University Press, 1994. xxxiii,...
Book Reviews -- at Peace with All Their Neighbors: Catholics and Catholicism in the National Capital, 1787-1860 by William W. Warner
At Peace with All Their Neighbors: Catholics and Catholicism in the National Capital, 1787-1860. BY WILLIAM W. WARNER. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1994. xi, 307 pp. $29.95.IN this carefully researched, beautifully written study, William...
Book Reviews -- at the Falls: Richmond, Virginia, and Its People by Marie Tyler-McGraw
At the Falls: Richmond, Virginia, and Its People. By MARIE TYLER-MCGRAW. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press for the Valentine, the Museum of the Life and History of Richmond, 1994. xii, 361 pp. $39.95 cloth; $19.95 paper.THIS...
Book Reviews -- Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (the Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies) by John Michael Vlach
Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery. By JOHN MICHAEL VLACH. The Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1993. xviii, 258 pp. $37.50 cloth; $18.95 paper.VERNACULAR...
Book Reviews -- Lee's Adjutant: The Wartime Letters of Colonel Walter Herron Taylor, 1862-1865 Edited by R. Lockwood Tower with John S. Belmont
Lee's Adjutant: The Wartime Letters of Colonel Walter Herron Taylor, 1862-1865. Edited by R. LOCKWOOD TOWER with JOHN S. BELMONT. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1995. xv, 343 pp. $29.95.MEMOIRS, personal reminiscences, diaries, and published...
Book Reviews -- Norfolk: The First Four Centuries by Thomas C. Parramore with Peter C. Stewart and Tommy L. Bogger
Norfolk: The First Four Centuries. By THOMAS C. PARRAMORE with PETER C. STEWART and TOMMY L. BOGGER. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994. xv, 507 pp. $20.00.THE city of Norfolk, Virginia, has been comparatively fortunate in...
Book Reviews -- the Hornbook of Virignia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Dominion's People, Places, and Past (Fourth Edition) Edited by Emily J. Salmon and Edward D. C. Campbell Jr
The Hornbook of Virginia History: A Ready-Reference Guide to the Old Domminion's People, Places, and Past. Edited by EMILY J. SALMON and EDWARD D. C. CAMPBELL, JR. Fourth Edition. Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 1994. xi, 324 pp. $29.95 cloth; $19.95...
Book Reviews -- Thomas Jefferson by Norman K. Risjord
Thomas Jefferson. By NORMAN K. RISJORD. American Profiles. Madison, Wis.: Madison House, 1994. xiii, 210 pp. $27.95 cloth; $11.95 paper.THE title of this brief volume might mislead readers into believing that it is primarily a biography of the third...
Book Reviews -- William Byrd II and His Lost History: Engravings of the Americas by Margaret Beck Pritchard and Virginia Lascara Sites
William Byrd II and His Lost History: Engravings of the Americas. By MARGARET BECK PRITCHARD and VIRGINIA LASCARA SITES. Williamsburg, Va.: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, 1993. xvi, 192 pp. $29.95.CAST at the outset as an investigation into the provenance...
Fighting the "Old Women"
IN the spring of 1756 a Pennsylvanian seized by the Ohio Indians asked his captor, Delaware war captain Shingas, whether he feared retaliation from Anglo-American forces. Shingas laughed heartily at this suggestion. He replied that the Anglo-Americans...
Justice, Republican Energy, and the Search for Middle Ground
JAMES MADISON faced an agonizing dilemma in early 1790 when Alexander Hamilton proposed that the national government assume the unpaid Revolutionary War debts of the states. From February to April, Madison's criticism of the injustice of the secretary...
Thomas Jefferson, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Virginia
AT the conclusion of a fruitful life, Thomas Jefferson asked to be remembered for just three things: the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and the University of Virginia. The story of how Jefferson created the university...