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Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning across Academic Disciplines

Online teaching and learning has surged in recent years, and faculty who normally teach in face-to-face settings are increasingly called upon to teach blended, hybrid, and fully online courses. Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning across Academic Disciplines provides insights from...

Alexander, Ross C.

Novel Ventures
Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690-1730

The eighteenth century British book trade marks the beginning of the literary marketplace as we know it. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 brought an end to pre-publication censorship of printed texts and restrictions on the number of printers and presses in Britain. Resisting the standard "...

Orr, Leah

The Papers of George Washington
10 March–12 May 1780

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Washington, George, Ferraro, William M.

The Imbible
A Cocktail Guide for Beginning and Home Bartenders

Micah LeMon had one slight problem when he started bartending nearly twenty years ago: he had no idea what he was doing. Mixology, he came to understand, is based on principles that are indispensable but not widely known. In The Imbible, LeMon shares the knowledge he has gained over two decades, so...

LeMon, Micah

Sucking Up
A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But whether we grumble about sycophancy or grudgingly tolerate it as a price of getting along in a complex society, we rarely examine it closely. This...

Parker, Deborah, Parker, Mark L.

Confounding Father
Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a lightning rod for dispute. Few major figures in American history provoked such a polarization of public opinion. One supporter...

McDonald, Robert M. S.

The Battle for the Court
Interest Groups, Judicial Elections, and Public Policy

Once largely ignored, judicial elections in the states have become increasingly controversial over the past two decades. Legal organizations, prominent law professors, and a retired Supreme Court justice have advocated the elimination of elections as a means to choose judges. One of their primary...

Baum, Lawrence, Klein, David, Streb, Matthew J.

In Pursuit of Wild Edibles
A Forager's Tour

Today we care about the source of our food as much as the preparation, so it is no surprise that foodies have discovered wild edibles. From the most upscale restaurants in New York to humble farm stays in Europe, chefs and restaurant-goers alike are seeking pleasure in food found in the wild. In...

Greene, Jeffrey

Picturing Harrisonburg
Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828

Picturing Harrisonburg provides the most vibrant examination available of the history of the Virginia city, once a frontier town founded in the 1730s but now a burgeoning city centrally located in one of America’s most beloved, historic, and beautiful regions—the Shenandoah Valley. Taking...

Ehrenpreis, David

Higher Calling
The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia

A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-track career paths, up through the provost’s office—are rapidly becoming a group with diverse skills and backgrounds. The...

Beardsley, Scott C.

Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life

Christopher Freeburg’s  Black Aesthetics and the Interior Life offers a crucial new reading of a neglected aspect of African American literature and art across the long twentieth century. Rejecting the idea that the most dehumanizing of black experiences, such as lynching or other racial violence,...

Freeburg, Christopher

The Making of a Racist
A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which began not in the halls of enlightenment but in a society unequivocally committed to segregation. Dew re-creates the...

Dew, Charles B.

Crossing the Line
Early Creole Novels and Anglophone Caribbean Culture in the Age of Emancipation

Crossing the Line examines a group of early nineteenth-century novels by white creoles, writers whose identities and perspectives were shaped by their experiences in Britain’s Caribbean colonies. Colonial subjects residing in the West Indian colonies "beyond the line," these writers were perceived...

Ward, Candace

Mr. Jefferson's Telescope
A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements--a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion of the University's bicentennial, Brendan Wolfe has assembled one hundred objects that, brought together in one fascinating...

Wolfe, Brendan

Face Value
The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the social order had discovered and were indulging in the most extraordinary passion for consumer merchandise in quantities and varieties that had...

Carson, Cary

Genealogies of Environmentalism
The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken

Clarence Glacken wrote one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. His magnum opus, Traces on the Rhodian Shore, first published in 1967, details the ways in which perceptions of the natural environment have profoundly influenced human enterprise over...

Glacken, Clarence, Rajan, S. Ravi

Slavery in the City
Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first volume to deal exclusively with the impact of North American slavery on urban design and city life during the antebellum period. This...

Ellis, Clifton, Ginsburg, Rebecca

Experiencing Empire
Power, People, and Revolution in Early America

Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power— and its absence—in dynamic ways. On both sides of the revolutionary divide, Americans viewed themselves as an imperial people. This perspective conditioned how they...

Griffin, Patrick

Memoirs on the Life and Travels of Thomas Hammond, 1748-1775

A lavishly illustrated manuscript from the eighteenth century now being published for the first time, Thomas Hammond's memoirs are a major discovery. Hammond was a self-educated but remarkably gifted writer with a knack for seizing unlikely opportunities for adventure. We follow this abandoned waif...

Hammond, Thomas, Boulukos, George E.

Staging Creolization
Women's Theater and Performance from the French Caribbean

In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s and soon thereafter traveled to the United States. Sahakian argues that these late-twentieth-...

Sahakian, Emily