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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

"Books on Broad" Featuring William C. Wooldridge
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM–7:30 PM
Place: Lecture Hall,  Free

Mapping Virginia: From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

Wooldridge has written a fascinating book for the general reader as well as the map connoiseur. Mapping Virginia demonstrates the remarkable process by which Virginia gradually, magically revealed its form to the collective mind. Reception with wine and cheese (5:30-6:30 PM), book talk (6:00-7:00 PM) and book signing (7:00-7:30 PM).


You Have No Right: Law and Justice
Monday, September 24, 2012 — Saturday, May 18, 2013
Place: Exhibition Hall,  Free

Using Virginia cases—and the stories of the people behind them—You Have No Right: Law and Justice will demonstrate how the law affects individuals directly and how people have used the law to achieve political and social goals. Using original records and electronic resources to convey the themes of human rights, citizenship, and the rule of law in a lively and engaging presentation, visitors will explore questions about citizenship, marriage rights, eminent domain, and why prosecutors have to prove guilt and defense lawyers don't have to prove innocence.