Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar College

Author: Lynn Rainville and Lisa N. Johnston

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 1467134694

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On October 29, 1900, Indiana Fletcher Williams died, leaving her 8,000-acre plantation estate and almost $1 million to create the Sweet Briar Institute. Later renamed Sweet Briar College, it was founded by Williams to honor her daughter, Maria Georgiana Daisy Williams, who died tragically in 1884 at age 16. For over a century, Sweet Briar has recruited dedicated faculty and staff to teach exceptional students. The school's award-winning lands include old-growth forests, rare arboreal and floral species, scenic hiking and riding trails, and two lakes. Complementing these natural resources are beautiful campus buildings, many of which are listed in national and state historic registers. Each of these features is rare for a college campus; taken together, they compose the rich physical and community heritage of a historic college that celebrates its 115th birthday in 2016


Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse

Schooling and Riding the Sport Horse

Author: Paul D. Cronin

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

Published: 2004

Total Pages: 324

ISBN-13: 9780813922874

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The director of the riding program at Sweet Briar College for more than 30 years, Cronin is a well-known and highly respected trainer and riding instructor. Here he presents a clear and practical guide to getting the most out of a horse in a humane and sensitive way.


Print Publishing in Sixteenth-century Rome

Print Publishing in Sixteenth-century Rome

Author: Christopher L. C. E. Witcombe

Publisher: Harvey Miller

Published: 2008

Total Pages: 480

ISBN-13:

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This volume brings formal coherence to the overwhelming mass of prints published in 16th century Rome. The aim is to provide an overview of who was publishing what prints and when over the course of the period.


Invisible Founders

Invisible Founders

Author: Lynn Rainville

Publisher: Berghahn Books

Published: 2019-06-14

Total Pages: 232

ISBN-13: 1789202329

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Literal and metaphorical excavations at Sweet Briar College reveal how African American labor enabled the transformation of Sweet Briar Plantation into a private women’s college in 1906. This volume tells the story of the invisible founders of a college founded by and for white women. Despite being built and maintained by African American families, the college did not integrate its student body for sixty years after it opened. In the process, Invisible Founders challenges our ideas of what a college “founder” is, restoring African American narratives to their deserved and central place in the story of a single institution — one that serves as a microcosm of the American South.


31 Hours

31 Hours

Author: Masha Hamilton

Publisher: Unbridled Books

Published: 2010-08-15

Total Pages: 238

ISBN-13: 160953011X

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A woman in New York awakens knowing, as deeply as a mother’s blood can know, that her grown son is in danger. She has not heard from him in weeks. His name is Jonas. His girlfriend, Vic, doesn’t know what she has done wrong, but Jonas won’t answer his cell phone. We soon learn that Jonas is isolated in a safe-house apartment in New York City, pondering his conversion to Islam and his experiences training in Pakistan, preparing for the violent action he has been instructed to take in 31 hours. Jonas’s absence from the lives of those who love him causes a cascade of events, and as the novel moves through the streets and subways of New York we come to know intimately the lives of its characters. We also learn to feel deeply the connections and disconnections that occur between young people and their parents not only in this country but in the Middle East as well. Carried by Hamilton’s highly-lauded prose, this story about the helplessness of those who cannot contact a beloved young man who is on a devastatingly confused path is compelling on the most human level. In our world, when a family loses track of an idealistic son an entire city could be in danger. From the author of The Distance Between Us.


Bulletin of Sweet Briar College

Bulletin of Sweet Briar College

Author: Sweet Briar College

Publisher: Hassell Street Press

Published: 2021-09-09

Total Pages: 28

ISBN-13: 9781013578465

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