About The Countryside Transformed


"The Countryside Transformed: The Railroad and the Eastern Shore of Virginia, 1870-1935" is a collaborative effort of the Eastern Shore Public Library and the Virginia Center for Digital History of the University of Virginia. The project has been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and from the Fair Play Foundation. The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy provided discretionary funds for developing a bibliography of maps.

Copyright Information

The materials on the Virginia Center for Digital History website are under copyright.

These materials have been made available for use in research, teaching, and private study. You may reproduce (print, make photocopies, or download) materials from this website for these purposes without prior permission on the condition that you properly cite the source in all copies. (Please see the example below.)

For other uses of materials from the VCDH website (for example, commercial products, publication, broadcast, mirroring, reuse on a website, or anything else that does not fall under "fair use") we require that you contact the VCDH in advance for permission to reproduce the materials. Contact information is given below. If requesting permission to use materials from our site please be prepared to refer specifically to the information you intend to use.

  Brooks Miles Barnes
  Project Director


We welcome your comments and questions about the site by contacting Mr. Barnes through
  Eastern Shore Public Library
  P.O. Box 360
  Accomac, Virginia 23301

Our Staff

Project Directors

Brooks Miles Barnes

  Librarian, Eastern Shore Public Library, Accomac, Virginia

William G. Thomas, III

  John and Catherine Angle Professor in the Humanities, Department of History, University of   Nebraska-Lincoln.

Project Manager

Elizabeth Ladner

  Graduate Student, History, University of Virginia

Programming/Website Development

Loren Moulds

  Graduate Student, History, University of Virginia

Scott Gillespie

Doug Ross