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I Die by This Country

The first novel available to English readers by Fawzia Zouari, one of the most important North African authors writing today, begins with an emergency crew’s arrival at a Parisian apartment. Two emaciated young women, sisters, are brought out on stretchers. To the crowd of onlookers the women’s...

Zouari, Fawzia


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Material Witnesses
Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia

The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this eagerly anticipated volume, Camille Wells, one of the foremost experts on eighteenth-century Virginia architecture,...

Wells, Camille


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Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both matter and imagination--through the lens of the environmental humanities. The contributors offer a wide spectrum of...

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena


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Buildings of Arkansas

From Fayetteville, Little Rock, and Hot Springs to Jonesboro, El Dorado, Arkadelphia, Texarkana, and scores of places in between, the latest volume in the Buildings of the United States series provides the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to the architecture of Arkansas. The...

Sutherland, Cyrus


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Segregation's Science
Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and practice bolstered Virginia's various cultures of segregation--rich from poor, sick from well, able from disabled, male from female,...

Dorr, Gregory Michael


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Thomas Jefferson's Military Academy
Founding West Point

Why did Thomas Jefferson, who claimed to abhor war and fear standing armies, in 1802 establish the United States Military Academy? For more than two centuries this question has received scant attention, despite the significant contributions of both Jefferson and West Point to American history....

McDonald, Robert M. S.


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The Log Cabin
An American Icon

For roughly a century, the log cabin occupied a central and indispensable role in the rapidly growing United States. Although it largely disappeared as a living space, it lived on as a symbol of the settling of the nation. In her thought-provoking and generously illustrated new book, Alison...

Hoagland, Alison K.


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Shakespeare's Ocean
An Ecocritical Exploration

Study of the sea--both in terms of human interaction with it and its literary representation--has been largely ignored by ecocritics. In Shakespeare’s Ocean, Dan Brayton foregrounds the maritime dimension of a writer whose plays and poems have had an enormous impact on literary notions of nature...

Brayton, Dan


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The Wild Within
Histories of a Landmark British Zoo

Established in 1836, the Bristol Zoo is the world’s oldest surviving zoo outside of a capital city and has frequently been at the vanguard of zoo innovation. In The Wild Within, Andrew Flack uses the experiences of the Bristol Zoo to explore the complex and ever-changing relationship between human...

Flack, Andrew


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The Selected Papers of John Jay
1788–1794

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Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris
New York, 1799-1816

On January 5, 1799, a day that was "cold and like for Snow," Gouverneur Morris left the city of New York after dinner and then, as he recorded in his diary, went "to my House at Morrisania, where I arrive at Dusk after an Absence of above ten Years." Those ten years had been spent in the ferment of...

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph


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Richard Potter
America's First Black Celebrity

Apart from a handful of exotic--and almost completely unreliable--tales surrounding his life, Richard Potter is almost unknown today. Two hundred years ago, however, he was the most popular entertainer in America--the first showman, in fact, to win truly nationwide fame. Working as a magician and...

Hodgson, John A.


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We Face the Dawn
Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow

The decisive victories in the fight for racial equality in America were not easily won, much less inevitable; they were achieved through carefully conceived strategy and the work of tireless individuals dedicated to this most urgent struggle. In We Face the Dawn, Margaret Edds tells the gripping...

Edds, Margaret


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The Eighteenth Centuries
Global Networks of Enlightenment

Today, when "globalization" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at times, its accomplishments. During the chronological eighteenth century, learning and knowledge were intimately connected...

Gies, David T., Wall, Cynthia


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Virginia Wine
Four Centuries of Change

No state can claim a longer history of experimenting with and promoting viticulture than Virginia--nor does any state’s history demonstrate a more astounding record of initial failure and ultimate success.An essential addition to any wine lover’s library, Virginia Wine: Four Centuries of Change...

Painter, Andrew A.


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New Orleans
The Making of an Urban Landscape

"By weaving in a single narrative the city's siting, geography, spatial qualities, culture, economy, society, and tragedy, it affords us an exceptional insight into the city as it is today, and remains a passionate journey through one of our nation's most fascinating places."--from Karen Kingsley's...

Lewis, Peirce F.


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Crucible
The President's First Year

Is the presidency a position one must learn on the job, or can one learn from others’ experience? No common thread runs through the list of forty-five presidents; no playbook provides the answers to all the challenges a president will face. Yet even in the most unprecedented situations, history can...

Nelson, Michael, Chidester, Jeffrey L., Georgakis Abbott, Stefanie


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Trump's First Year

Donald Trump took office in January 2017 under mostly favorable conditions. He inherited neither a war nor an economic depression, and his party controlled both houses of Congress. He leveraged this successfully in some ways by delivering on his campaign promises to roll back regulations on...

Nelson, Michael


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Playfair
The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are also aware he developed theories explaining international trade and investment, made contributions to concepts like price...

Berkowitz, Bruce


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Best New Poets 2017

Entering its twelfth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems...

Diaz, Natalie


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Trans-Atlantic Sojourners
The Story of an Americo-Liberian Family

Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic Sojourners enters this history through the experiences of one Americo-Liberian family. M. Neely Young introduces us to two...

Young, M. Neely


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Recomposing Ecopoetics
North American Poetry of the Self-Conscious Anthropocene

In the first book devoted exclusively to the ecopoetics of the twenty-first century, Lynn Keller examines poetry of what she terms the "self-conscious Anthropocene," a period in which there is widespread awareness of the scale and severity of human effects on the planet. Recomposing Ecopoetics...

Keller, Lynn