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Virginia's historic courthouses

Author: John O Peters; Margaret T Peters
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, [1995] ©1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring 140 color photographs of Virginia's courthouses, this book is a visual treat as well as an innovative approach to history and architecture. It contains a wealth of social and architectural history. In addition to giving an overview of the history of 126 courthouses, the authors recount some notable legal proceedings that took place in the courtrooms, particularly those cases that involved societal change  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Local history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John O Peters; Margaret T Peters
ISBN: 0813916046 9780813916040
OCLC Number: 31518350
Description: xii, 249 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 31 cm
Contents: The Colonial courthouses --
The National period, 1776-1830 --
The Antebellum period, 1831-61 --
Recovery and growth, 1865-1902 --
The new century, 1902-41.
Responsibility: John O. and Margaret T. Peters ; photographs by John O. Peters.

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An overview of the history of 126 courthouses that recounts some notable legal proceedings that took place in the courtrooms, particulary those involving societal change and the ongoing struggle for  Read more...

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