Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

Southern Association for Women Historians Julia Cherry Spruill Prize “The definitive history of the UDC.”—Daily Beast “Highlights the central role the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) played in creating and sustaining the myth of the Lost Cause in early-twentieth-century southern culture.”—Choice “This younger generation of white southern women was committed to the public vindication … Continue reading Dixie’s Daughters, with a New Preface

Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

"I realized that landscape—the spaces where we dwell, the places we recognize, and the pathways in between—offered a way to tie the Werowocomoco excavations to this deep history."   In this special guest post, anthropologist Martin Gallivan tells us about a kayaking adventure with his son that inspired him to write a new book about … Continue reading Paddling to Werowocomoco: Powhatan History Before Pocahontas

The Powhatan Landscape

"A well-written, fresh, and engaging interpretation of two millennia of Virginia Algonquian landscape history, presenting new data and new ideas--a must read."--Stephen Potter, author of Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs: The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley "Theoretically innovative, richly empirical, and superbly written, this book demonstrates the potential for combining 'new' finds in … Continue reading The Powhatan Landscape

A Desolate Place for a Defiant People

"A compelling story of how alienated people found refuge in the alien landscape of the Great Dismal Swamp."---Randall H. McGuire, author of Archaeology as Political Action "These communities represent a largely unrecognized, alternative declaration of independence. They are a part of world history that is truly revolutionary."---Mark P. Leone, author of The Archaeology of Liberty … Continue reading A Desolate Place for a Defiant People