LFCC History Professor author’s Tenth Book

For Immediate Release:
February 2, 2015

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Assistant Professor of History at Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC), Jonathan Noyalas, has authored a new book: “We Learned That We are Indivisible;” Sesquicentennial Reflections on the Civil War Era in the Shenandoah Valley. The book is a collection of essays, co-edited with historian Nancy Sorrells, which examine various dimensions of the Shenandoah Valley’s Civil War era.


Noyalas served as Chair of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields’ Foundation Committee as well as Chair of its annual sesquicentennial conferences. Marking the one-hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the Civil War, Noyalas brought together historians who presented on various topics and ideas that were unique to the area. The essays were a compilation of these presentations. “Simply put,” said Noyalas, “I did not want all of the great ideas presented at the conferences to fall into oblivion.”


The book offers more than an historical purview of campaigns and battles fought during the war, it deals with many complex facets, including how the Civil War influenced the Shenandoah Valley in the conflict’s aftermath. By bringing together historians from diverse backgrounds, there are many perspectives of the time brought to light: social, gender, political, and military.


Noyalas states in the book’s introduction, “This is not meant to be a comprehensive history of the Shenandoah Valley during the war, but rather illuminate those areas of the Valley’s wartime saga that have never before received scholarly attention or have not been seriously reevaluated in generations.” For more information or a book description, go to: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/we-learned-that-we-are-indivisible.noyalas book 1 12015


Founded in 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With four locations — Middletown, Warrenton, Luray-Page County and most recently, Vint Hill— the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. LFCC offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. LFCC also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. LFCC serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

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