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Broken Government
Bridging the Partisan Divide

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center...

Antholis, William J., Sabato, Larry J.


Race
The American Cauldron

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center...

Blackmon, Douglas A.


Immigration
Struggling over Borders

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center...

Milkis, Sidney M., Leblang, David


American Dreams
Opportunity and Upward Mobility

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center...

McKee, Guian, Lopez-Gottardi Chao, Cristina


Communication
Getting the Message Across

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year also offers opportunities that may never come again. The First Year Project is a fascinating initiative by the Miller Center...

Hemmer, Nicole


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Jamestown, the Truth Revealed

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting. In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed,...

Kelso, William M.


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Handcuffs and Chain Link
Criminalizing the Undocumented in America

Handcuffs and Chain Link enters the immigration debate by addressing one of its most controversial aspects: the criminalization both of extralegal immigration to the United States and of immigrants themselves in popular and political discourse. Looking at the factors that led up to criminalization...

Gonzalez O'Brien, Benjamin


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Environmental Design
Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America

Much of twentieth-century design was animated by the creative tension of its essential duality: is design an art or a science? In the postwar era, American architects sought to calibrate architectural practice to evolving scientific knowledge about humans and environments, thus elevating the...

Sachs, Avigail


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The Queen of America
Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison

For biographers and fans of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, Mary Cutts's memoir of her famous aunt has been indispensable. Because Madison left behind no account of her life, the common assumption has been that Cutts’s account is the closest we have to Madison's autobiographical voice. With this new,...

Cutts, Mary, Allgor, Catherine


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West with the Rise
Fly-fishing across America

The first book to follow a fly-fishing trip from coast to coast, West with the Rise is James Barilla's account of a solitary journey that begins in New England and ends in Northern California, with little more to keep him company than a secondhand pickup bought just for the trip, a pair of Nikes he...

Barilla, James


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George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52

In the autumn of 1751, at the age of nineteen, George Washington sailed with his older half-brother Lawrence from Virginia to the Caribbean island of Barbados—the one and only time that the future Revolutionary War hero and president would leave the shores of continental North America. Lawrence had...

Washington, George, Anderson, Alicia K., Price, Lynn A.


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The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786

The fourth volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as Massachusetts attorney general. Paine, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence, spent the remainder of his public career in state service. The documents in this volume highlight the quest for order in a...

Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.


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Earth Repair
A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration

Just as the restoration of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment sparked enormous controversy in the art world, so are environmental restorationists intensely divided when it comes to finding ways to rehabilitate damaged ecosystems. Although environmental restoration is quickly becoming a widespread pursuit...

Hall, Marcus


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The Way of the 88 Temples
Journeys on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Compelled to seek something more than what modern society has to offer, Robert Sibley turned to an ancient setting for help in recovering what has been lost. The Henro Michi is one of the oldest and most famous pilgrimage routes in Japan. It consists of a circuit of eighty-eight temples around the...

Sibley, Robert C.


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Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the Revolutionary era, eliciting questions of gender, family life, economic goals, and politics. "Going for a soldier" forced...

Ruddiman, John A.


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Jefferson on Display
Attire, Etiquette, and the Art of Presentation

When we think of Thomas Jefferson, a certain picture comes to mind for some of us, combining his physical appearance with our perception of his character. During Jefferson’s lifetime this image was already taking shape, helped along by his own assiduous cultivation. In Jefferson on Display, G. S....

Wilson, G. S.


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A Strife of Tongues
The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War

Near the end of a nine-month confrontation preceding the Compromise of 1850, Abraham Venable warned his fellow congressmen that "words become things." Indeed, in politics—then, as now—rhetoric makes reality. But while the legislative maneuvering, factional alignments, and specific measures of the...

Maizlish, Stephen E.


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Listening In
Echoes and Artifacts from Maryland's Mother County

St. Mary’s County is where colonial Maryland began, with the establishment of St. Mary’s City on the site of an ancient Yaocomico village as Maryland’s first capital in 1634. Southern Maryland has been home to human occupation for at least 12,000 years, and since 1634 the area has seen myriad...

Taylor, Merideth M.


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Reading Popular Newtonianism
Print, the Principia, and the Dissemination of Newtonian Science

Sir Isaac Newton’s publications, and those he inspired, were among the most significant works published during the long eighteenth century in Britain. Concepts such as attraction and extrapolation—detailed in his landmark monograph Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica—found their way into...

Miller, Laura


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Pulpit and Nation
Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America

In Pulpit and Nation, Spencer McBride highlights the importance of Protestant clergymen in early American political culture, elucidating the actual role of religion in the founding era. Beginning with colonial precedents for clerical involvement in politics and concluding with false rumors of...

McBride, Spencer W.


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A Literary Guide to Washington, DC
Walking in the Footsteps of American Writers from Francis Scott Key to Zora Neale Hurston

The site of a thriving literary tradition, Washington, DC, has been the home to many of our nation’s most acclaimed writers. From the city’s founding to the beginnings of modernism, literary luminaries including Walt Whitman, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Henry Adams, Langston Hughes,...

Roberts, Kim


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The Finger of God
Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek Massacre in South Africa

On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers. Called the Israelites, they refused to leave their holy village of Ntabelanga, where they had been gathering since early 1919...

Edgar, Robert R.


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Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces
Practices and Directions in Health, Planning, and Design

This collection of essays by leading scholars and practitioners addresses a timely and essential question: How can we design, plan, and sustain built environments that will foster health and healing? With a salutogenic (health-promoting) focus, Healthy Environments, Healing Spaces addresses a range...

Beatley, Timothy, Jones, Carla L., Rainey, Reuben


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How Borges Wrote

A distinguished poet and essayist and one of the finest writers of short stories in world letters, Jorge Luis Borges deliberately and regularly altered his work by extensive revision. In this volume, renowned Borges scholar Daniel Balderston undertakes to piece together Borges's creative process...

Balderston, Daniel


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