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Creating the British Atlantic
Creating the British Atlantic

Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

Greene, Jack P.

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 May-30 September 1794

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ebel, Carol S.

During the spring and summer of 1794, Washington and his cabinet faced concerns that arose from the ongoing war in Europe. Embargo evasions, activities of French and British...


Magna Carta
Magna Carta

Text and Commentary

Howard, A. E. Dick

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...


Patriotism and Piety
Patriotism and Piety

Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

Den Hartog, Jonathan J.

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the...


Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Rosenthal, Judy

As a new resident of Togo in 1985, Judy Rosenthal witnessed her first Gorovodu trance ritual. Over the next eleven years, she studied this voodoo in West Africa's Ewe...


The Executioner's Journal
The Executioner's Journal

Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg

During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or disfigured hundreds more....


The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson
Dickinson, John, Calvert, Jane E.

The Complete Writings and Selected Correspondence of John Dickinson, vol. 1 inaugurates a multivolume documentary edition that will, for the first time ever, provide...


The Constitution before the Judgment Seat
The Constitution before the Judgment Seat

The Prehistory and Ratification of the American Constitution, 1787–1791

Heideking, Jürgen, Kaminski, John P., Leffler, Richard

Originally published in German in 1988, the late Jürgen Heideking's exhaustive study of the debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution compares the methods used to...


Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act of the following year, totally transformed the shape of American race relations. Supporters of the Civil...


The Witch in the Western Imagination
The Witch in the Western Imagination
Roper, Lyndal

In an exciting new approach to witchcraft studies, The Witch in the Western Imagination examines the visual representation of witches in early modern Europe. With...


Body and Soul
Body and Soul

A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism

Cox, Robert S.

A product of the "spiritual hothouse" of the Second Great Awakening, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in the nation during the 1850s, and one of the principal...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744–1775) left a lasting impression on those he met--for...


A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade
A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger

Oettinger, Johann Peter

As he traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa from 1682 to 1696, the young German barber-surgeon...


Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities
Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities

Essays in Early American Cultural History

Greene, Jack P.

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 10

1 July 1805-31 December 1805

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E., Johnson, Mary Parke

During the six months covered in this volume, Madison contended with the failed negotiations between Spain and the United States to settle disputed boundaries, and the failure...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

As governor of colonial Massachusetts between 1760 and 1769, Francis Bernard was charged with shoring up British imperialism during the first period of sustained American...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 2

July 1784-May 1785

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 2 documents Washington's emergence as the extraordinarily active leader of the move to open the upper reaches of the Potomac to navigation and to use it to tie the fast-...


Moments of Freedom
Moments of Freedom

Anthropology and Popular Culture

Fabian, Johannes

Johannes Fabian was one of the first anthropologists to introduce the concept of popular culture into the study of contemporary Africa. Drawing on his research in the Shaba...


Black, White, and Olive Drab
Black, White, and Olive Drab

Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement

Myers, Andrew H.

One of the first Army bases to implement on a large scale President Truman’s call for racial integration of the armed forces, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, quickly took its...


Fatal Glory
Fatal Glory

Narciso Lopez and the First Clandestine U.S. War against Cuba

Chaffin, Tom

Until now, the story of Narciso Lopez's daring invasions of Cuba has remained one of the great lost sagas of American history. Wildly famous during the mid-nineteenth century...


The World of John Winthrop
The World of John Winthrop

England and New England, 1588–1649

Bremer, Francis J., Botelho, Lynn A.

When John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, emigrated from Stuart England to America, he and the colonists who accompanied him carried much of their...


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