The Dictionary of Virginia Biography

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The Dictionary of Virginia Literary Biography is the primary scholarly, comprehensive biographical reference work on Virginia. Several of the entries provide the primary reliable biography ever printed concerning their subjects. Thorough research in underused primary sources has corrected errors and uncovered new info concerning even the most well-known subjects. This multivolume reference work is an important research tool for lecturers, students, librarians, historians, journalists, genealogists, museum professionals, and others who want biographical data about those Virginians who, irrespective of hometown or death, created important contributions to the history or culture of their locality, state, or nation. The highlights many women, African Americans, Indians, and others whose lives haven’t before been studied. By broadening the definition of who, and what, is very important, the compiled biographies have begun to reshape the narrative of Virginia’s history.