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Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Paternalism's Daughter

A celebrated historian and women’s studies scholar, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese roiled both disciplines with her transition from Marxist-inclined feminist to conservative public intellectual. In the first major biography of this singular and controversial scholar, Deborah Symonds explores Fox-Genovese’s...

Symonds, Deborah A.


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The Elections of 2020

The Elections of 2020 is a timely, comprehensive, scholarly, and engagingly written account of the 2020 elections. It features essays by an all-star team of political scientists in the immediate aftermath of the 2020 general election, chronicling every stage of the presidential race as well as the...

Nelson, Michael


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The Usufructuary Ethos
Power, Politics, and Environment in the Long Eighteenth Century

Who has the right to decide how nature is used, and in what ways? Recovering an overlooked thread of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century environmental thought, Erin Drew shows that English writers of the period commonly believed that human beings had only the "usufruct" of the earth—the "right of...

Drew, Erin


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The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending
From the First Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1746

Between 1737 and 1746, James Knight—a merchant, planter, and sometime Crown official and legislator in Jamaica—wrote a massive two-volume history of the island. The first volume provided a narrative of the colony’s development up to the mid-1740s, while the second offered a broad survey of most...

Knight, James, Greene, Jack P.


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Speculative Enterprise
Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688–1763

In the wake of the 1688 revolution, England’s transition to financial capitalism accelerated dramatically. Londoners witnessed the rise of credit-based currencies, securities markets, speculative bubbles, insurance schemes, and lotteries. Many understood these phenomena in terms shaped by their...

Burkert, Mattie


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Making the World Over
Confronting Racism, Misogyny, and Xenophobia in U.S. History

Political polarization and unrest are not exclusive to our era, but in the twenty-first century, we are living with seemingly unresolvable disagreements that threaten to tear our country apart. Discrimination, racism, tyranny, religious fundamentalism, political schisms, misogyny, "fake news,"...

Griffith, R. Marie


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The Presidency
Facing Constitutional Crossroads

Following the election of Donald Trump, the office of the U.S. president has come under scrutiny like never before. Featuring penetrating insights from high-profile presidential scholars, The Presidency provides the deep historical and constitutional context needed to put the Trump era into its...

Nelson, Michael, Perry, Barbara A.


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Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares
Horses in Indian Myth and History

Horses are not indigenous to India. They had to be imported, making them expensive and elite animals. How then did Indian villagers—who could not afford horses and often had never even seen a horse—create such wonderful horse stories and brilliant visual images of horses? In Winged Stallions and...

Doniger, Wendy


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In the Arena
A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics

In December 1967, Chuck Robb was catapulted onto the national scene when he married Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, in a nationally broadcast White House wedding. Shortly thereafter, Robb, a U.S. Marine, deployed to Vietnam, where he commanded India Company of the...

Robb, Chuck


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson
January-October, 1770

The Boston Massacre occasioned a flurry of letter writing for Thomas Hutchinson, the royal governor of Massachusetts. So frequent was the correspondence to and from Hutchinson that this volume covers only the first ten months of 1770, beginning with the rising tide of violence in January and...

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Hogan, Margaret A.


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Fashioning Character
Style, Performance, and Identity in Contemporary American Literature

It’s often said that we are what we wear. Tracing an American trajectory in fashion, Lauren Cardon shows how we become what we wear. Over the twentieth century, the American fashion industry diverged from its roots in Paris, expanding and attempting to reach as many consumers as possible. Fashion...

Cardon, Lauren S.


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Mind over Matter
Memory Fiction from Daniel Defoe to Jane Austen

How do we understand memory in the early novel? Departing from traditional empiricist conceptualizations of remembering, Mind over Matter uncovers a social model of memory in Enlightenment fiction that is fluid and evolving—one that has the capacity to alter personal histories. Memories are not...

Eron, Sarah


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Wandering Memory

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely personal perspective on the tumultuous end of the twentieth century in Haiti. Wandering Memory is her elegy for a father and...

Dominique, Jan J.


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Collateral Damage
Women Write about War

From Homer to Tim O’Brien, war literature remains largely the domain of male writers, and traditional narratives imply that the burdens of war are carried by men. But women and children disproportionately suffer the consequences of conflict: famine, disease, sexual abuse, and emotional trauma...

Mujica, Bárbara


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Monumental
Oscar Dunn and His Radical Fight in Reconstruction Louisiana

Monumental tells, for the first time, the incredible story of Oscar James Dunn, a New Orleanian born into slavery who became America’s first Black lieutenant governor and acting governor. A champion of universal suffrage, civil rights, and integrated public schools, Dunn fought for radical change...

Mitchell, Brian K., Edwards, Barrington S., Weldon, Nick


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Buildings of Mississippi

As Eudora Welty observed, "One place understood helps us know all places better." Nowhere is this more apropos than in her home state of Mississippi. Although accounts of its architecture have long conjured visions of white-columned antebellum mansions, its towns, buildings, and landscapes are...

Baughn, Jennifer V. O., Fazio, Michael W.