Petersburg and the Atlantic World


Ayers, Edward, and John C. Willis. The Edge of the South:  Life in 19th Century Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1991.

Barnes, Diane. Artisan Workers in the Upper South: Petersburg, Virginia, 1820-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2008.

Booth, Albert Nathaniel. Slave Hiring in Petersburg during the 1850s. M.A. thesis. Petersburg, VA: Virginia State University, 1998.

Bragg, George F. The Story of Old Saint Stephen’s, Petersburg, Va. Baltimore: Church Advocate Print, 1906.

Cheek, William F. “A Negro Runs for Congress: John Mercer Langston and the Virginia Campaign of 1888.” The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 52, No. 1 (Jan., 1967), 14-34.

Cheek, William and Aimee Lee Cheek. John Mercer Langston and the Fight for Black Freedom 1829-1865. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

Clegg, Claude Andrew. The Price of Liberty:  African Americans and the Making of Liberia.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Dailey, Jane. Before Jim Crow: The Politics of Race in Postemancipation Virginia. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2000.

Dance, Martha Short. Peabody High School—A History of the First Negro Public School in Virginia.  New York, NY.  Rare.  VSU.

Davis, Arthur Kyle. Three Centuries of an Old Virginia Town: The Story of Petersburg, Its History and Memorials. Richmond. 1942.

Dennis, Michael.  Luther P. Jackson and a Life for Civil Rights, Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2004.

Egerton, Douglas. Gabriel’s Rebellion:  The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 & 1802.  Chapel Hill:  University of North Carolina Press, 1993.

Greene, Wilson. Civil War Petersburg: Confederate City in the Crucible of War. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Hatfield, April Lee. Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the 17th Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Hill, Lawrence. “Freedom Bound.” The Beaver (February-March 2007) pp. 17-23.

Henderson, William D. The Evolution of Petersburg’s Economy, 1860-1900.  Richard Bland College, n.d.  Rare.  VSU. 

Henderson, William D. Gilded Age City: Politics, Life and Labor in Petersburg, Virginia. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1980.

Jackson, Luther P. Free Negro Labor and Property Holding in Virginia, 1830-1860. New York: D. Appleton-Century Co., 1942.

Jackson, Luther P. “Virginia Negro Soldiers and Seaman in the American Revolution,” Journal of Negro History, Vol. XXVII, No. 3 (July 1942): 247-287.

Jackson, Luther P. “The Early Strivings of the Negro in Virginia,” Journal of Negro History 25:1 January, 1940.

Jackson, Luther P. A Short History of the Gillfield Baptist Church of Petersburg, Va. Petersburg, Va.: Virginia Print Co., 1937.

Jackson, Luther P. “Manumission in Certain Virginia Cities,” Journal of Negro History 15:3 July, 1930.

Jackson, Luther P. “Manumission Papers of Free People of Color of Petersburg, Virginia, Deeds of Emancipation of Negroes Freeing Negroes,” Journal of Negro History 13:4 October, 1928.

Jackson, Luther P. “Free Negroes of Petersburg, Virginia,” Journal of Negro History 12:3 July, 1927.

Johnston, James Hugo. Race Relations in Virginia and Miscegenation in the South, 1776- 1860. Amherst:  University of Massachusetts Press, 1970. 

Johnston, James Hugo. “The Participation of Negroes in the Government of Virginia from 1877 to 1888.” The Journal of Negro History 14:3 July 1929, 251-271.

Kerr-Ritchie, Jeff R. “Black Republicans in the Virginia Tobacco Fields, 1867-70.” Journal of Negro History, Vol. 86, No. 1 (Winter 2001), 12-29.

Knapp, John. Tobacco in Virginia. Charlottesville, University of Virginia, 1995.

Kulikoff, Allan. Tobacco and Slaves: The Development of Southern Cultures in the Chesapeake, 1680-1800. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

Langston, John Mercer. From the Virginia Plantation to the National Capital; Or, The First and Only Negro Representative in Congress from the Old Dominion. Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, 1894.

Lebsock, Suzanne. The Free Women of Petersburg:  Status and Culture in a Southern Town, 1784-1860.  New York:  W.W. Norton, 1990.

Lebsock, Suzanne. “Free Black Women and the Question of Matriarchy: Petersburg, Virginia, 1784-1820.” Feminist Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2, Women and Work (Summer, 1982), 270-293.

Leib, Jonathan I., Robert E. Lee, ‘Race,’ Representation, and Redevelopment along Richmond, Virginia’s Canal Walk.” Southern Geographer, Vol. 44, No. 3 (2004), pp. 236-262.

Longacre, Edward G. “Black Troops in the Army of the James, 1863-65.” Military Affairs, Vol. 45, No. 1. (Feb. 1981), pp. 1-8.

Moore, James T. “Black Militancy in Readjuster Virginia, 1879-1883.” Journal of Southern History 41 (May 1975): 167-186.

Moore, Judy. Antebellum Virginia’s Economy as Seen in Petersburg and Staunton.  M.A. thesis.  Petersburg, VA: Virginia State University, 1998. p. 3.

Nunnally, Shayla. “Advantage, Agency, and Unrest: Jim Crow, Disenfranchisement, and the Re-Politicization of African Americans in Petersburg, Virginia, 1929-1952.” Voices from within the Veil. (Alexander, et al. eds.) Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008.

Pearson, Charles Chilton. The Readjuster Movement in Virginia.  New Haven:  Yale University Press, 1917.

Platt, Harold. “Review of Gilded Age City: Politics Life and Labor in in Petersburg, Virginia, 1874-1889.” Journal of Southern History 47:4 1981.

Price, Jacob M. Tobacco in Atlantic Trade: The Chesapeake, London and Glasgow 1675-1775. Brookfield, VT: Variorum Ashgate Publishing, 1995.

Purcell, Wayne D. The Virginia Tobacco Industry in a World of Change. Virginia, Tech. 1994.

Russell, John H. The Free Negro in Virginia, 1619-1865. New York, Dove, 1969.

Schwarz, Philip J. “The Transportation of Slaves from Virginia, 1801-1865,” Slavery and Abolition, Vol. 7, No. 3 (December 1986): 215-240.

Shepard, E. Lee, F.S. Pollard, and Janet B. Schwarz. “’The Love of Liberty Brought Us Here:’ Virginians and the Colonization of Liberia,” Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 102, No. 1 (January 1994): 89-100.

Sherwood, William Henry. Life of Charles B. W. Gordon, Pastor of the First Baptist Church, Petersburg, Virginia and History of the Church from 1756 to 1885. Petersburg, Va.: J. B. Ege, 1885.

Smith, James Wesley, et. al. The History and Legend of Pocahontas Island. Petersburg, VA: Plummer Printing Company. 1981.

Tyler-MacGraw, Marie. An African Republic: Black and White Virginians and the Making of Liberia. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 2007.

Williams, Henry. The Reverend Henry Williams Papers 1856-1901. Special Collections and Archives, Johnston Memorial Library, Virginia State University, Petersburg, VA.

Wyatt, Edward A. “Rise of Industry in Ante-bellum Petersburg,” William and Mary Quarterly Vol. 17 No. 1 1937.

Wyatt, Edward A. and James G. Scott. Petersburg’s Story: A History. Petersburg, VA: Titmus Optical Company, 1960, p. 86.