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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


The Diaries of George Washington

1784-June 1786


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

1771–1775, 1780–1781


George Washington. Edited by Donald Jackson, Co-Ed Dorothy Twohig

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

1766-1770


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

1748-1765


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


Jefferson's Fine Arts Library

His Selections for the University of Virginia Together with His Own Architectural Books at Mon


William B. O'Neal

This volume incudes chapters on the reconstruction of Jefferson' Fine Arts Library, Desiderata List, Jefferson's efforts to furnish the University's with a library in the fine arts, and an appended list of books that have survived from the original Jeffersonian collection in the fine arts.


Shipbuilding in Colonial America



Joseph A. Goldenberg

This is the first general survey of shipbuilding in colonial America. It is based extensively on original research of merchant papers, legislative and judicial records, shipping registers, and insurance lists from the period. Familiar with both maritime and traditional colonial history, Joseph A.... More


Ship Names

Origins and Usages during Forty-five Centuries


Don H. Kennedy

Don H. Kennedy presents here the first comprehensive account of ship names. Kennedy deals authoritatively with every aspect of the ship-naming tradition. He examins in detail naming theories and practices and ancient and modern markings. He also examines the sources of modern ship names. He shows... More


Jefferson Himself

The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American


Bernard Mayo, ed.

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Jefferson at Monticello

Memoirs of a Monticello Slave and Jefferson at Monticello


James A. Bear, Jr.

Covering the years from 1781 into the 1820s, these valuable accounts remain the chief source of information about Thomas Jefferson's domestic and personal life, interests, habits, appearance, and day-to-day activities at Monticello.Isaac Jefferson and Edmund Bacon were each sixty-five years old... More


Indians in Seventeenth-Century Virginia



Ben C. McCary

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Magna Carta

Text and Commentary


A. E. Dick Howard

A classic classroom reference since its 1964 publication, this indispensable volume offers the full text of Magna Carta in English, as well as a chapter-by-chapter discussion of its history and provisions.In his newly revised commentary on this founding document in the history of constitutionally... More


The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624


Charles E. Hatch, Jr.

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