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The Cacophony of Politics

Northern Democrats and the American Civil War

Gallman, J. Matthew

The Cacophony of Politics charts the trajectory of the Democratic Party as the party of opposition in the North during the Civil War. A comprehensive overview, this...


His Soul Goes Marching On
His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

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Face Value
Face Value

The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

Carson, Cary

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the social order had...


Swift to Wrath
Swift to Wrath

Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

Carrigan, William D., Waldrep, Christopher

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in...


The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
Hurst, James Willard

The History of Corporate Law by the Foremost Legal Historian, James Willard Hurst This study, which is based on a series of lectures delivered at the University of Virginia Law...


Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough
Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough

Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown

Rountree, Helen C.

Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and...


Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Dewey, Frank L.

At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia's highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson...


Re-Imagining Ireland
Re-Imagining Ireland

How a storied island is transforming its politics, economics, religious life, and culture for the 21st century

Wyndham, Andrew Higgins

Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-...


The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Sands, John O.

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction...


The Executioner's Journal
The Executioner's Journal

Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg

Schmidt, Frantz

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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1755-April 1756

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

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...


"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"
"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"

George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Thompson, Mary V.

George Washington’s life has been scrutinized by historians over the past three centuries, but the day-to-day lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved workers, who left few written...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 12

October-December 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 12 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's unsuccessful efforts to capitalize on the American victory at Saratoga and his decision to encamp the...


Jefferson the Virginian
Jefferson the Virginian
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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Conceived in Crisis
Conceived in Crisis

The Revolutionary Creation of an American State

Pearl, Christopher R.

Conceived in Crisis argues that the American Revolution was not just the product of the Imperial Crisis, brought on by Parliament’s attempt to impose a new idea of...


Hometown Religion
Hometown Religion

Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia

Luebke, David M.

The pluralization of Christian religion was the defining fact of cultural life in sixteenth-century Europe. Everywhere they took root, ideas of evangelical reform disturbed the...


Principle and Interest
Principle and Interest

Thomas Jefferson and the Problem of Debt

Sloan, Herbert E.

In this acclaimed work, available here for the first time in paperback, Herbert E. Sloan examines Thomas Jefferson's complex and obsessive relationship to debt—its roles in his...


Weevils in the Wheat
Weevils in the Wheat

Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves

Perdue, Charles L., Jr., Barden, Thomas E.

Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, these interviews with one-time Virginia slaves provide a clear window into what it was like to be enslaved...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

April-December 1799

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

In the spring of 1799, the relaxation of tensions between France and the United States allowed Washington to redirect his attention to his personal affairs. He drew up a new...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

10 July 1812 – 7 February 1813

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., King, Martha J., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela, Spangler, Jewel L.

The Papers of James MadisonPresidential Series, Volume 5

10 July 1812–7 February 1813

Edited by J. C. A. Stagg, Martha J. King, Ellen J. Barber, Anne Mandeville...


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
Tushnet, Mark

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the...


Satan and Salem
Satan and Salem

The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692

Ray, Benjamin C.

The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of...


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...


A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War
A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War

The Journals of George Randolph Wood

Wood, George Randolph, Molineux, Will

George Randolph Wood filled several journal books with personal remembrances of life in nineteenth-century Hampton, Virginia; particularly of his experiences aboard river and...


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