The Piedmont region, home to Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and John Marshall, nurtured many of the architects of our revolution and Constitution. Many of the bloodiest and most critical battles of the Civil War were fought in the region.
Along the 180-mile stretch from Gettysburg to Monticello – designated by Congress as the official "birthplace of America” – intriguing details of our nation’s past emerge from every town. This beautiful book, Journey Through Hallowed Ground: Birthplace of the American Ideal, spotlights key places and personalities on the route and reveals insiders’ stories of early America.
Published by the National Geographic Society