Three New Series Editors Join UVA Press's Longstanding Series on Jeffersonian America

The University of Virginia Press is pleased to announce that Charlene M. Boyer Lewis, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Robert G. Parkinson have joined existing Jeffersonian America series editors Peter S. Onuf and Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy to identify and publish the best new scholarship on the American republic’s formative decades.

Initially overseen by Peter Onuf, James Horn, and the late Jan Lewis, Jeffersonian America has a decades-long tradition of publishing seminal monographs and landmark volumes that illuminate the critical social, cultural, economic, religious, and political issues facing the founding generations as they sought to establish a nation.

The current team of editors will seek innovative and original new scholarship on any topic in the history of Revolutionary America and the early republic.

“I feel incredibly privileged to be working with such superb scholars on promoting a better understanding of the new nation’s early history.”—Peter Onuf

“I couldn’t be more pleased to join this wonderful group and to get started finding and working on great historical projects about the American Revolutionary Era and the early American republic.”—Annette Gordon-Reed

About the Series Editors:

Charlene M. Boyer Lewis is Professor of History and the Director of the American Studies program at Kalamazoo College. Boyer Lewis is the author of Ladies and Gentlemen on Display: Planter Society at the Virginia Springs, 1790–1860 (2001; Virginia) and Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte: An American Aristocrat in the Early Republic (2012). She is currently working on a biography of Peggy Shippen Arnold.

Annette Gordon-Reed is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and Professor of History in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Gordon-Reed is the author of, among other works, Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy (1997; Virginia).

Robert G. Parkinson is Associate Professor of History at Binghamton University. Parkinson is the author of The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution (2016).

Peter S. Onuf is Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia.  With colleague Annette Gordon-Reed, Onuf is coauthor of ‘Most Blessed of Patriarchs’: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination (2016) and the author and editor of numerous Virginia titles, including Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2000).

Andrew J. O’Shaughnessy is Vice President of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Saunders Director of the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. O’Shaughnessy is also Professor of History at the University of Virginia and the author of, among other titles, The Men Who Lost America (2000).

At UVA Press, editor for history Nadine Zimmerli will work with Boyer Lewis, Gordon-Reed, Onuf, O’Shaughnessy, and Parkinson on bringing into print the best scholarship on the United States’ early Republican period.

About the University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press is the scholarly publishing division of the University of Virginia. The Press supports the academic mission of the University by publishing scholarship in a variety of print and digital formats that broadens knowledge and research capability but also creates public dialogue about place and possibility. Founded in 1963, the Press publishes more than 70 new titles annually. It is a leading publisher in American history and politics, literature, religion, architecture and design, and general interest books about cities, states, and regions throughout the United States and the world.

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