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The Constitutional Thought of Thomas Jefferson
David N. Mayer

In this comprehensive account of Thomas Jefferson's constitutional thought, David N. Mayer offers a fresh perspective on Jefferson's philosophy of government. Eschewing the "liberalism versus civic republicanism" debate that has so dominated early American scholarship in recent years, Mayer... More


Vein of Iron. Afterword by Anne Firor Scott
Ellen Glasgow. Afterword by Anne Firor Scott

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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
Chronicles of an Archaeologist 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. 4April 1786-January 1787 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
March 1774-June 1775 with Cumulative Index 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


New Communitarian Thinking
Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities 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


The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 31 March 1802-6 October 1802 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


Revolutionary Outlaws
Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier 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


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
Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid Paul Finkelman, ed.

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The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 3May 1785-March 1786 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. 613 August-20 October 1776 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
Politics, Policy, and Culture in Botswana 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
Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History Jack P. Greene

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Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs
The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley 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
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


Juries and Judges versus the Law
Virginia's Provincial Legal Perspective, 1783–1828 F. Thornton Miller

Juries and Judges versus the Law examines the efforts of Virginians to resist the imposition of a supreme law of the land, to be enforced by a supreme court. F. Thornton Miller looks at the law in Virginia and its connection to government and society during the period of the early Republic.Miller... More


Women as Subjects
South Asian Histories 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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Women and Laughter
Frances Gray

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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


The Business of May Next
James Madison and the Founding 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


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


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