Charlottesville: Brief Notes

Not surprisingly, the history of Charlottesville and Albemarle County has been extensively documented in books, articles, dissertations, biographies, etc. The computer "text" contains a very extensive bibliographic listing. Press here to see the bibliography.

1. Lay, K. Edward,"Charlottesville's Architectural Legacy", The Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol. 46, Charlottesville, May, 1988.

2. John Hammond Moore, Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976, p. ?

3. Moore, ibid.,p. 286. "By 1920, with railroads at the peak of their power and efficiency, the Southern alone had sixteen passenger trains arriving and departing from Charlottesville's Union Station each day. Eight of these (four going south, four north) provided express service between Washington and Atlanta......Thirteen C&O passenger trains (east/west) were serving Albemarle at that time."

4. Moore, ibid., p.288.

5. Charlottesville's part in the movement of "massive resistance" was prominent; it was one of three communities which specifically challenged the federal imperative of school integration through court challenges. Contemporary newspaper articles document the drawn out period of controversy, and several scholarly articles and books have revisited this period. Among these are: Alexander De Mont, The Denouement of Virginia's Massive Resistance to Desegregation: The closing of the Schools in Charlottesville, Norfolk and Warren County, Thesis, University of Oxford, 1978. Anna Holden, The Bus Stops Here: A Study of School Desegregation in Three Cities, Agathon Press, Schocken Books, New York, 1974. Paul Gaston and Thomas T. Hammond, Public School Desegregation: Charlottesville, Virginia, 1955-1962, University of Virginia Printing Services, Charlottesville, 1962.

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