Philip Vickers Fithian, journal and letters, 1767-1774, student at Princeton College, 1770-72, tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia, 1773-74;

Philip Vickers Fithian, journal and letters, 1767-1774, student at Princeton College, 1770-72, tutor at Nomini Hall in Virginia, 1773-74;

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Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey

Soldier of Southwestern Virginia: The Civil War Letters of Captain John Preston Sheffey

Far more than a documentation of the horrors and banality of the Civil War, John Preston Sheffey’s literate and witty writings demonstrate his ardor for battle, his love of Virginia, and his passion in waging a most arduous and suspenseful campaign: to win Josephine Spiller as his wife. Superbly edited by James I. Robertson, Jr., Sheffey’s letters are the first published correspondence by a member of the 8th Virginia Cavalry. A native of Marion, Virginia, Sheffey provides an invaluable picture of socio-military affairs in the overlooked western and southwestern regions of the state. His combination of intimate minute-to-minute, day-to-day recording and larger insight into the dynamics of men, terrain, supplies, and protocol make this collection unique. Sheffey’s more than ninety letters are a singular source of interest for revealing the paradoxes and tragedies of isolated but vital Civil War skirmishes in southwest Virginia.

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“Robertson has again enriched Civil War literature. . . . Those who want to know more about the war in West Virginia and southwest Virginia will want this work in their libraries. Those who enjoy reading about what happened during the war outside the more familiar venues should also find Sheffey’s letters interesting.”–Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

“Readers are treated to the only collection of letters in book form from the 8th Virginia Cavalry, but more importantly the observations of an intelligent and discerning correspondent deeply concerned not only about the progress of the war but also with the prospects for his southwestern section of Virginia.”–Appalachian Heritage

“Sheffey is fortunate that his letters came into the hands of James I. Robertson, Jr., perhaps the consummate Virginia historian. . . . Each chapter is prefaced with explanatory material that summarizes Sheffey’s experiences and their place in the larger story of the war.”–Blue & Gray

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Women Lawyers and the Origins of Professional Identity in America: The Letters of the Equity Club, 1887 to 1890

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Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years

Freedom Writer: Virginia Foster Durr, Letters from the Civil Rights Years

Virginia Foster Durr was a monumental champion for civil rights. A white southerner who returned to Alabama in 1951 after twenty years in Washington, she was horrified to revisit the racism of her childhood. In her struggle to understand the South and battle isolation, she wrote hundreds of letters–humorous, sharp and observant–to her friends up north, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black and C. Vann Woodward.

With a keen intellect and an insatiable appetite for justice, Durr wrote from the front lines of the sit-ins, freedom rides and student protests. She was a member of the NAACP and a long-time friend of Rosa Parks, accompanying Parks home from jail the night of her arrest. As one of the few white supporters of the Montgomery bus boycott, Durr lived on the margins of that city’s black and white communities, her home a popular gathering place from government officials, journalists and young activists.

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Virginia Foster Durr (1903-1999) was a monumental champion of civil rights and yet, as a privileged white southern woman, an unlikely one. Freedom Writer is a collection of her letters from across three decades of struggle for the cause of racial equality. In 1951, returning to her native Alabama after a twenty-year absence, Durr was deeply affronted by the same unchecked racism she recalled from her childhood. To help understand the South and battle her sense of isolation, Durr wrote hundreds of letters–humorous, sharp, and observant–to her friends outside the region, among them Eleanor Roosevelt, Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnson, Hugo Black, Jessica Mitford, and C. Vann Woodward.

Durr often wrote from the movement’s front lines–the sit-ins, freedom rides, and student protests. Moving in the same circles as Rosa Parks, E. D. Nixon, Martin Luther King Jr., and others, Durr often put her life on the line as a bridge between blacks and whites during dangerous times. Countless details of this personal journey, and the shifting political landscape across which it unfolded, found their way into Durr’s correspondence.

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Congenial Spirits: The Selected Letters Of Virginia Woolf

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Virginia Woolf was an inventive, witty correspondent, whether commenting on a domestic crisis, politics, or the roving of the writer’s mind. Edited and with an Introduction by Joanne Trautmann Banks; Index.

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