Vinegar Hill History Notes

  1. 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. Follow the link at the bottom of the page to view the bibliography. Among the most impressive articles dealing with the urban and architectural heritage of Charlottesville is K. Edward Lay's, "Charlottesville's Architectural Legacy",The Magazine of Albemarle County History, Vol. 46, Charlottesville, May, 1988.

  2. James Alexander, Early Charlottesville: Recollections of James Alexander 1828-1874, Edited by Mary Rawlings, Albemarle County Historical Society, Charlottesville, 1942, pp. 92, 93.

  3. Alexander, ibid. p. 100.

  4. Alexander, ibid. p. 110.

  5. Alexander, ibid. pp. 98, 100.

  6. John Hammond Moore, Albemarle, Jefferson's County, 1727-1976, University Press of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1976, p. 165.

  7. Wilma T. Mangione, editor, From Porch Swings to Patios: An Oral History Project of Charlottesville Neighborhoods, 1914-1980, The City of Charlottesville, 1990.

  8. 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 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. Kevin Cox is working on an updated history of the school desegregation controversy and Vinegar Hill.

  9. Moore, op.cit., pp. 429, 430.

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