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Jeffersonians in Power
The Rhetoric of Opposition Meets the Realities of Governing

In the 1790s, the Jeffersonian Republicans were the party of "no." They opposed attempts to expand the government’s role in society, criticized the Washington administration’s national bank, railed against a standing army, and bemoaned the spirit of the Federalist regime, which, they claimed,...

Freeman, Joanne B., Neem, Johann N.

The Founding of Thomas Jefferson's University

Established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia was known as "The University" throughout the South for most of the nineteenth century, and today it stands as one of the premier universities in the world. This volume provides an in-depth look at the founding of the University and...

Ragosta, John A., Onuf, Peter S., O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Reclaiming Patriotism

Amitai Etzioni has made his reputation by transcending unwieldy, and even dangerous, binaries such as left/right or globalism/nativism. In his new book, Etzioni calls for nothing less than a social transformation—led by a new social movement—to save our world’s democracies, currently under threat...

Etzioni, Amitai

Thomas Jefferson's Lives
Biographers and the Battle for History

Who was the "real" Thomas Jefferson? If this question has an answer, it will probably not be revealed reading the many accounts of his life. For two centuries biographers have provided divergent perspectives on him as a man and conflicting appraisals of his accomplishments. Jefferson was...

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Without the Novel
Romance and the History of Prose Fiction

No genre manifests the pleasure of reading—and its power to consume and enchant—more than romance. In suspending the category of the novel to rethink the way prose fiction works,  Without the Novel demonstrates what literary history looks like from the perspective of such readerly excesses and...

Black, Scott

In the Spirit
The Photography of Michael P. Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection

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Photographs by Charles Martin

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Martin, Charles