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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
Colonial Series, vol. 9


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


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


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


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 5
June-August 1776


George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's greatest challenge yet as commander in chief of the Continental army. As the summer weeks passed, the British concentrated a massive military force in... More


The Supreme Court Bar

Legal Elites in the Washington Community


Kevin T. McGuire

Who represents litigants in the Supreme Court of the United States? Kevin T. McGuire shows that the most sophisticated of them have the advantage of representation by an elite counsel made up of former clerks to the justices, alumni of the Office of the Solicitor General, partners in powerful... More


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective



Mark Tushnet, ed.

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the progressive agenda they bespoke. What made the Warren Court special? How can students of history and political science understand... More


The Papers of George Washington
Presidential Series, vol. 4
September 1789-January 1790


George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot and Dorothy Twohig

Volume 4 covers the fall and early winter of 1789-90 and focuses on the problems facing the new administration. Many documents in this volume deal with the difficulties Washington encountered in his attempt to staff the federal judiciary and his fears that failure to attract viable candidates for... More


An Evening When Alone

Four Journals of Single Women in the South, 1827–67


Michael O'Brien, ed.

A book that will greatly enhance understanding of the situation of single women in the nineteenth-century South, An Evening When Alone presents the journals of four very different women who, although their lives were worlds apart, each lived and wrote in the South during the years 1827-67. Intimate... More


Jeffersonian Legacies



Edited by Peter S. Onuf

On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and still for ours. Jeffersonian Legacies reconstructs the worlds Thomas Jefferson created for himself and envisioned for his... More


The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 2
1 August 1801-28 February 1802


James Madison. Edited by Mary A. Hackett, 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


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 8
June 1767-December 1771


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


Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation


James I. Robertson, Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume filled with fascinating, and sometimes, little-known facts. This guide includes the 26 major battlefields in Virginia as well... More


Unheard Voices

The First Historians of Southern Women


Anne Firor Scott, ed.

In this collective biography one of the preeminent historians of her generation retrieves the work and lives of the few who preceded her in writing the history of women in the South.


In Debt To Shay's

The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion


Robert A. Gross

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Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities

Essays in Early American Cultural History


Jack P. Greene

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and Revolutionary eras. It focuses on the special character of those new and rapidly changing spaces as dependent and derivative... More


The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism



Allan Kulikoff

Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies in history and economics. Kulikoff argues that long before the explosive growth of cities and big factories, capitalism in... More


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