It’s not a new release (in fact it won a Pulitizer Prize for history in 2014), but I was just reminded of Alan Taylor’s The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 when someone mentioned it on a Facebook group for Amherst County, Virginia, genealogy and history and indicated that there were passing references to the county in it. Since some of my Virginia families were living in Amherst County during the time period covered, I decided that was one more reason to obtain a used copy on Amazon.com.
I’m not expecting it to mention my people, but additional historical reference is always a good thing.
I know this book’s been out awhile, but sometimes life and other things cause items to totally bypass our line of sight. Reading this may give me the impetus to start work again on my families who lived in the Amherst County area beginning in the 1760s.