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James Monroe
The Quest for National Identity Harry Ammon

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army, the Confederation Congress, to his exertions in James Madison's cabinet and his subsequent presidency.


The Papers of George Washington
June-September 1789 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 3 covers most of the summer of 1789 and focuses primarily on the problems facing the new administration. Because of the president's serious illness during this period, a larger proportion of the documents than usual are letters and papers sent to Washington, including massive reports from... More


Visitors to Monticello
Merrill D. Peterson, ed.

Many visitors over the generations have recorded their impressions of Monticello and its creator. These writings, especialy those from Jefferson's lifetime, preserve important details about him and the house and grounds that might otherwise have been lost. In Visitors to Monticello, Merrill D.... More


The Virginia Germans
Klaus Wust

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The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 3January-March 1776 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 3 covers the final months of the siege of Boston. It opens with General Washington proclaiming the commencement of the remodeled Continental army on New Year's Day 1776 and closes at the end of March as he prepares to depart for New York in the wake of the British evacuation of Boston.... More


The Papers of George Washington
October 1757-September 1758 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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


The Papers of George Washington
September 1758-December 1760 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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


The Lawn
A Guide to Jefferson's University Pendleton Hogan

"This extremely informative guide should prove useful even to those well acquainted with the University of Virginia campus. Other visitors to Charlottesville can rely upon it to guide them on a thoughtful inspection of Jefferson's last great architectural work." — Journal of the Society of... More


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 2September-December 1775 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

This volume covers the middle months of the siege of Boston when George Washington faced the delicate task of disbanding one army and recruiting another, all within musket shot of the British forces. Throughout the fall of 1775, assisted and sometimes thwarted by congressmen, New England officials... More


The Papers of George Washington
September 1788-March 1789 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 1 of the Presidential Series covers the months immediately before Washinton's election. Opening in September 1788, at the point when it was certain that the Constitution would be ratified, the documents trace the mounting public pressure upon Washington to agree to accept the presidency. His... More


The Papers of George Washington
April-June 1789 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 2 is concerned largely with Washington's inaugural jouney to New York and his initial activites as president upon his arrival. The documents, with annotations, chronicle the public adulation and the elaborate receptions and public addresses that the new president encountered along his route... More


The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson
Charles B. Sanford

In this new study we have a comprehensive account of Jefferson's religious thought, one that provides information about his beliefs and practices that will help remove any misconceptions about his religious life.Jefferson has long been recognized as a creative thinker ahead of his time. As this... More


The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 14 March-31 July 1801 James Madison. Edited by Robert J. Brugger, Robert Rhodes Crout, Dru Dowdy, Robert A. Rutland, and Jeanne K. Sisson

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


Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Frank L. Dewey

At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia's highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson spent as a trial lawyer. Frank L. Dewey considers how Jefferson prepared for his career, how he acquired a clientele, what... More


The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
Robert H. Horwitz

Contributors:Joseph Cropsey * Benjamin R. Barber * Richard Hofstadter * Martin Diamond * Gordon S. Wood * Robert A. Goldwin * Wilson Carey McWilliams * Robert A. Dahl * James Ceaser * Walter Berns * Herbert J. Storing * Will Morrisey * Michael P. Zuckert


The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
Edwin Morris Betts, ed.

Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer; it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. The letters here are not limited strictly to family matters but deal with local events in Paris, Philadelphia, New York, Washington, and Albemarle County, Virginia, or... More


Peace and the Peacemakers
The Treaty of 1783 Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert, eds.

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Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Karl Lehman

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The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
Sarah N. Randolph

This charmingly written record of the personal life of Thomas Jefferson is the work of Sarah N. Randolph, Jefferson's great-granddaughter. The volume deftly combines the graceful narrative of a ninteenth-century woman of learning, letters by Jefferson and his friends, and excerpts from his memoirs.


The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 1June-September 1775 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

Volume 1 of the Revolutionary War Series begins with Washington's address of 16 June 1775 accepting command of the Continental army and continues to the middle of September 1775. The focus of the volume is on Washington's initial effort to make an effective fighting force out of the green... More


Seventeenth-Century New England
David Grayson Allen and David D. Hall, eds.

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The Papers of George Washington
November 1756-October 1757 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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


The Papers of George Washington
April-November 1756 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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


The Papers of James Madison
1 March-30 September 1809 James Madison. Edited by Robert A. Rutland, Thomas A. Mason, Robert J. Brugger, Susannah H. Jones, Jeanne K. Sisson, and Fredrika J. Teute

Edited by Robert A. Rutland and Thomas A. MasonPresidential style is an important attribute for holders of the nation's highest office, but the first volume of James Madison's presidential papers indicate that he was a reserved and unpretentious man concerned more with the substance than the style... More


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
John O. Sands

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction of the Battle of Yorktown and a discussion of sea power in the American Revolution. A section on the history of the... More


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