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Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity

Stephen L. Wasby

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the scholarly literature on American courts and poltics in the post Brown versus Board of Education era.


Digging through Darkness

Carmel Schrire

In Digging Through Darknes, Carmel Schrire interweaves art and fact to recreate a distant world. Tracking the broad sweep of European expansion into Africa, Australia, and the Pacific, Schrire focuses on the evidence unearthed in archaeological sites, leading the reader through a wealth of strata... More


The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 4
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and improving his estate. Yet he remained a keen observer of the national scene, receiving a steady stream of reports on political developments from... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 10
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Martinsville Seven

Eric W. Rise

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in Martinsville, Virginia. Covering every aspect of the proceedings from the commission of the crime through two appeals, Eric W. Rise... More


New Communitarian Thinking

Amitai Etzioni, ed.

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies. Amitai Etzioni has collected a sterling list of contributors who bring communitarian thinking to bear on such timely and contentious issues as... More


Revolutionary Outlaws

Michael Bellesiles

In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a group of frontier subsistence farmers united in their opposition to New York elites and land speculators; the independence... More


The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 3
James Madison. Edited by David B. Mattern, J. C. A. Stagg, Jeanne Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, the Virginia statesman most often remembered for his public service as "Father of the Constitution" and as fourth... More


Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia

Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.

On the eve of the Civil War, more Afircan-Americans lived in Virginia than in any other state- 490,000 slaves and 59,000 free blacks- and they were active participants in the single most dynamic event to shape the American consciousness. Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia is... More


His Soul Goes Marching On

Paul Finkelman, ed.

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The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 3
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume Three of the Confederation Series of The Papers of George Washington spans the year between May 1785 and April 1786, described by Washington's biographer Douglas Southall Freeman as a year of "drought and distraction." Washington spent most of these months at Mount Vernon, continuing to... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 6
George Washington. Edited by Dorothy Twohig

Volume 6 documents Washington's decisions and actions during the heart of the New York campaign--the period from late summer to early fall 1776 when his British opponent, General William Howe, took the offensive and outmaneuvered the American forces in and around New York City through a series of... More


Dividing The Commons

Pauline E. Peters

Pauline E. Peters shows how Africa's current grazing-land policy, like the water-development policies of the 1930s, is part of a historical process through which resources are allocated, wealth created or destroyed, and some interests promoted at the cost of others. At the heart of the dividing of... More


Negotiated Authorities

Jack P. Greene

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Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs

Stephen R. Potter

Using an innovative combination of archaeology, anthropology, and ethnohistory, Stephen R. Potter traces the rise of the Chicacoans, whose domain on the south shore of the Potomac River straddled the boundary between the Powhatans and the Conoys. By presenting a case study of the Chicacoans from A.... More


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 9
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel

Martin Edelman

In this clearly written and tightly argued analysis of the various Israeli court systems, Martin Edelman probes a fundamental issue: whether those courts protect human rights while fostering the development of a common, inclusive national culture.Edelman's work is based on the assumption that... More


Women as Subjects

Nita Kumar

Women as Subjects affords a rare opportunity to consider the changing identity and status of women in India today- how they view themselves and how they are viewed- through the current work of seven scholars- anthropologists, historians, and sociologists from India, the United Kingdom, and the... More


The Sermon Notebook of Samuel Parris, 1689-1694

James F. Cooper and Kenneth P. Minkema, eds.

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The Sheltered Life

Ellen Glasgow. Afterword by Carol S Manning

"The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a masterpiece of the Southern Renaissance." It is a remarkably unsentimental look at the old South, a society that blindly holds to past... More


Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa

David E. Apter and Carl G. Rosberg, eds.

Since the 1950s David Apter and Carl Rosenberg have been among the leading American scholars in African Studies. In this volume they, along with other major specialists in the field, explore the new configurations of African politics.With tentative efforts at a revival of democracy now taking place... More


The Business of May Next

William Lee Miller

"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and...some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May Next, and none among the founders made more of the opportunity than did James Madison, subject of this engaging work.... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 5
George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's greatest challenge yet as commander in chief of the Continental army. As the summer weeks passed, the British concentrated a massive military force in... More


The Supreme Court Bar

Kevin T. McGuire

Who represents litigants in the Supreme Court of the United States? Kevin T. McGuire shows that the most sophisticated of them have the advantage of representation by an elite counsel made up of former clerks to the justices, alumni of the Office of the Solicitor General, partners in powerful... More


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective

Mark Tushnet, ed.

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the progressive agenda they bespoke. What made the Warren Court special? How can students of history and political science understand... More


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