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Leonora
Leonora

The Buried Story of Guadeloupe

Bebel-gisler, Dany

Leonara is a first in francophone Caribbean literature: neither fiction nor biography, this book by sociologist and Creole-culture advocate Dany Bebel-Gisler has elements of...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

Second Term, 1805-1809

Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility

Comparative Perspectives

Davis, Winston

Responsibility has become the "queen of modern virtues," Winston Davis argues, even if there is no consensus as to what responsibility means. This illuminating collection of...


The Sacred Act of Reading
The Sacred Act of Reading

Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature

Castro, Anne Margaret

From Zora Neale Hurston to Derek Walcott to Toni Morrison, New World black authors have written about African-derived religious traditions and spiritual practices.  The...


French Baroque Music of New Orleans
French Baroque Music of New Orleans

Spiritual Songs from the Ursuline Convent (1736)

Lemmon, Alfred E.

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Limited Choices
Limited Choices

Mable Jones, a Black Children's Nurse in a Northern White Household

Abel, Emily K., Nelson, Margaret K.

When interviewed by the Charlottesville, Virginia, Ridge Street Oral History Project, which documented the lives of Black residents in the 1990s, Mable Jones described herself...


Essays in Early American Architectural History
Essays in Early American Architectural History

A View from the Chesapeake

Lounsbury, Carl R.

The essays in this collection represent the type of research that has reshaped our understanding of early American architecture over the past thirty years. Carl R. Lounsbury,...


A Noble Pursuit
A Noble Pursuit

English Silver from the Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Hartop, Christopher

In 1997 Rita Gans generously gave the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts an outstanding array of English silver from the collection she and her late husband, Jerome, had amassed over...


Writing War in the Twentieth Century
Writing War in the Twentieth Century
Norris, Margot

The twentieth century will be remembered for great innovation in two particular areas: art and culture, and technological advancement. Much of its prodigious technical...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

8 February-24 October 1813

Madison, James

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...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

...


Goodness and the Literary Imagination
Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Harvard's 95th Ingersoll Lecture with Essays on Morrison's Moral and Religious Vision

Morrison, Toni, Carrasco, David, Paulsell, Stephanie, Willard, Mara

What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these perplexing questions in her...


Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

The Geography of Gender

Lombardi, Marilyn May

This book brings together the work of pioneering scholars in the field- critics who are exploring the psychosexual tensions within Bishop's vision and the uncanny way her...


The Dynamics of Genre
The Dynamics of Genre

Journalism and the Practice of Literature in Mid-Victorian Britain

Liddle, Dallas

Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books...


Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany
Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany
Kevorkian, Tanya

Music and Urban Life in Baroque Germany offers a new narrative of Baroque music, accessible to non-music specialists, in which Tanya Kevorkian defines the era in terms...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1791-February 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

n the period covered by volume 9, the fall and winter of 1791-92, Washington was busy dealing with a host of issues. Over forty letters to and from Washington between November...


The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
The Politics of Color in the Fiction of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
Mclendon, Jacquelyn Y.

McLendon shows how the nineteenth-century stereotype of the tragic mulatto as invented by white writers became both a political tool and an artistic device in the capable hands...


The Cross-Dressed Caribbean
The Cross-Dressed Caribbean

Writing, Politics, Sexualities

Fumagalli, Maria Cristina, Ledent, Bénédicte, del Valle Alcalá, Roberto

Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

3 November 1810-4 November 1811

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeanne Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

This carefully annotated and indexed volume sheds new light on many of the domestic and foreign...


Yuletide in Dixie
Yuletide in Dixie

Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory

May, Robert E.

How did enslaved African Americans in the Old South really experience Christmas? Did Christmastime provide slaves with a lengthy and jubilant respite from labor and the whip,...


The Great Valley Road of Virginia
The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present

Hofstra, Warren R., Raitz, Karl

The Great Valley Road of Virginia chronicles the story of one of America’s oldest, most historic, and most geographically significant roads. Emphasized throughout the...


The Elections of 2020
The Elections of 2020
Nelson, Michael

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...


Earth Works
Earth Works

Readings for Backyard Gardeners

Hugo, Nancy Ross

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic....


Neobaroque in the Americas
Neobaroque in the Americas

Alternative Modernities in Literature, Visual Art, and Film

Kaup, Monika

In a comparative and interdisciplinary analysis of modern and postmodern literature, film, art, and visual culture, Monika Kaup examines the twentieth century's recovery of the...


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