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Private Scholar, Business Owner
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late colonial Virginia, early American Republic, eighteenth-century, Southwest Virginia, Appalachia history, Abingdon, Washington County, Great Road, Wilderness Road,
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About Me

My name is Amy Looney, and I am an independent scholar specializing in public history in Southwest Virginia.  I am the former Coordinator for the Historic Properties for the Town of Abingdon, Virginia, in which I directed operations at the Fields-Penn 1860 House Museum and Fairview, a living history site.  I operate my own business providing living history tours of Abingdon’s historic district while continuing my research focusing on the history of Washington County, Virginia.  Other academic interests include World War II naval history (specifically landing craft) and Thomas Jefferson’s tenure as Minister to France during the American Revolution.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
United States
Expertise by Geography
United States
Expertise by Chronology
18th century, 19th century
Expertise by Topic
American Civil War, American Revolution, American Founding Era, Local & Regional, Public History