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"That part of America, now called Virginia"
1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy
On October 17, 2018, James Horn delivered the J. Harvie Wilkinson, Jr. Lecture, “1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy.”
1861: The Civil War Awakening By Adam Goodheart
With his new book, 1861: The Civil War Awakening, Adam Goodheart revisits the most turbulent and consequential year in American history. In the hands...
2009 Stuart G. Christian, Jr., Lecture: "Jefferson in Perspective" By Daniel P. Jordan
On May 21, 2009, Daniel P. Jordan delivered the 2009 Stuart G. Christian, Jr., lecture entitled “Jefferson in Perspective.”
Daniel P. Jordan...
A Beardless Boy of Seventeen Years
A Century of Foreign Wars
A Connected Legacy: John Marshall and George Washington
A Fire in the Wilderness: The First Battle Between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
On August 19, 2021, historian John Reeves discussed the Battle of the Wilderness, the first clash between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee.
A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter
On December 4, 2014, at noon, Graham Dozier delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry"
A House Built of Virginia Stone
A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke
On May 27, 2010, James Horn discussed his book A Kingdom Strange: The Brief and Tragic History of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
In 1587, a small band...
A Landscape Saved
A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100
A Manner Which Would Not Have Been Permitted Towards Slaves: Race, Reconstruction, and Memory in Postwar Richmond
On October 12 at 5:30 p.m., Michael D. Gorman delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “‘A Manner Which Would Not Have Been Permitted Towards Slaves’: Race...
A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
On November 8, 2012, Scott Reynolds Nelson delivered a Banner Lecture entitled "A Nation of Deadbeats: An Uncommon History of America's Financial...
A New Era in Building: Black Educational Activism in Goochland County, 1911–1932
Join historians Brian Daugherity and Alyce Miller for a lecture about Black educational activism in Goochland County in the early twentieth century....
A Post-WWII Mother's Day Card
A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia
On March 16, Brent Tarter delivered a Banner Lecture entitled “A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia.”
A Saga of the New...
Activism from Home 101 (Commonwealth Classroom)
Interested in addressing a problem, making something better, or helping others in your community? Whether you are a veteran activist or a novice eager...