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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. 1
June-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
Colonial Series, vol. 4
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
Colonial Series, vol. 3
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
Presidential Series, vol. 1
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


The Papers of George Washington
Colonial Series, vol. 1
1748-August 1755


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
Colonial Series, vol. 2
August 1755-April 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


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans


Pamela D. Arceneaux

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Vicksburg, Southern City Under Siege

William Lovelace Foster’s Letter Describing the Defense and Surrender of the Confederate Fortress on the Mississippi


Edited by Kenneth Trist Urquhart

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Sovereign States in an Age of Uncertainty



Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert, eds.

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The Papers of George Washington

The Journal of the Proceedings of the President 1793-1797


George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye

Portraits for the People, 1800–1809


Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.

An important contribtion to iconographic studies of the presidency, this book employs an innovative approach. Sixty engraving, medal and silhousettes illustrate the images of Thomas Jefferson that were availabel to the common man. Without television, photography, or coins that pictured the head of... More


The Diaries of George Washington

January 1790-December 1799


George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Diaries of George Washington

July 1786-December 1789


George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom



Thomas Jefferson

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The Papers of James Madison
Congressional Series, vol. 12
2 March 1789-20 January 1790 with Supplement 24 October 1775-24 January 1789


James Madison

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


Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774

A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion


Philip Vickers Fithian. Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Dickinson Farish

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Coasting Schooner

The Four-Masted Albert F Paul


Robert H. Burgess

Relatively little has been recorded about the activities of the hundreds of coasting schooners that operated along the east coast of North America in the first part of the century. This unusually thorough history recounts the entire career of one of the last of these colorful sailing ships in... More


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