Thursday, June 13

2013 Richmond Summer Symposium: The Bibliography

As anticipation for next week's summer symposium in Richmond grows, we present the SFA's recommended reading. Happy reading and see you there!

Academic and General-Interest Books

Campbell, Benjamin. Richmond’s Unhealed History, Richmond: Brandylane Publishers, 2012.

Kliman, Todd. The Wild Vine: A Forgotten Grape and the Untold Story of American Wine, New York: Clarkson Potter, 2010.

Potterfield, T. Tyler. Nonesuch Place: A History of the Richmond Landscape, Charleston: The History Press, 2009.

Richardson, Selden. Built by Blacks: African American Architecture & Neighborhoods in Richmond, VA, Richmond: Dietz Press, 2007.

Smartt, Elizabeth Thalhimer. Finding Thalhimers: One woman’s obsessive quest for the true story of her family and their beloved department store, Manakin-Sabot: Dementi Milestone Publishing, Inc., 2010.

Tyler-McGraw, Marie. At the Falls: Richmond, Virginia, & Its People, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Williams-Forson, Psyche. Building Houses out of Chicken Legs: Black Women, Food, and Power, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.


Lewis, Edna. The Taste of Country Cooking, New York: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2006. (Originally published in 1976).

Randolph, Mary. The Virginia House-Wife. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1984. (Originally published 1824).

“Fried Chicken and Sweet Potato Pie” (a documentary about Edna Lewis by bbarash productions, LLC) (watch it here).

Richmond Magazine. Southern Food Issue, November 2011.

Lang, Nicole. “RVA Eats.” (Blog) The Southern Foodways Alliance.

Sorensen, Leni. “The View from Indigo House.” 

Wood, Sara. “Women at Work in Richmond.” A Southern Foodways Alliance Oral History Project.