MEDIA
Cover of eleventh-grade textbook showing scenes within the outlines of a map of Virginia
Original Author: William Edwin Hemphill, Marvin W. Schlegel, and Sadie E. Engelberg, authors
Created: 1957
Medium: Book cover

Cavalier Commonwealth: History and Government of Virginia

This is the cover of Cavalier Commonwealth: History and Government of Virginia (1957), the eleventh-grade public school textbook created under the supervision of the Virginia History and Textbook Commission, a body created to oversee historical textbooks that conformed to a Lost Cause version of slavery, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction. In turn, the perspective presented in those books helped support contemporary segregation.

Citation: Cavalier Commonwealth: History and Government of Virginia. F226 .H4 1957. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA