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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 11

August-October 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11 of the Revolutionary War Series contains correspondence, orders, and other documents covering one of the most militarily active periods of the...


Elusive Equality
Elusive Equality

Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L., Ford, Charles H.

In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates...


A Warring Nation
A Warring Nation

Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram

In this culminating work of a long and distinguished career, historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown looks at the theme of honor—a subject on which he was the...


Settler Jamaica in the 1750s
Settler Jamaica in the 1750s

A Social Portrait

Greene, Jack P.

By the mid-eighteenth century, observers of the emerging overseas British Empire thought that Jamaica—in addition to being the largest British colony in...


The Mind of a Patriot
The Mind of a Patriot

Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas

Hayes, Kevin J.

The Mind of a Patriot presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual "child of nature."...


Handcuffs and Chain Link
Handcuffs and Chain Link

Criminalizing the Undocumented in America

Gonzalez O'Brien, Benjamin

Handcuffs and Chain Link enters the immigration debate by addressing one of its most controversial aspects: the criminalization both of...


Armed Citizens
Armed Citizens

The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment

Shusterman, Noah

Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and...


The Madisons at Montpelier
The Madisons at Montpelier

Reflections on the Founding Couple

Ketcham, Ralph

Restored to its original splendor, Montpelier is now a national shrine, but before Montpelier became a place of study and tribute, it was a home. Often...


The Moral Architecture of World Peace
The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

Cobban, Helena

In November 1998, eight visionary recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize gathered on the grounds of the University of Virginia for two days of extraordinary...


Racism in American Public Life
Racism in American Public Life

A Call to Action

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch

For some in our society, diversity is a threat. Others feel society should be more inclusive, if only out of fairness. But as Johnnetta Cole argues in...


Sacred Order/Social Order
Sacred Order/Social Order

My Life among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority

Rieff, Philip, Piver, Kenneth S.

With My Life among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority, the renowned cultural theorist and Freud scholar Philip Rieff...


Opportunity Time
Opportunity Time
Holton, Linwood

When newly elected Virginia governor Linwood Holton escorted his children into an integrated Richmond public school in 1970, he delivered the coup-de-...


Colonial Williamsburg: The Story
Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

From the Colonial Era to the Restoration

Lengel, Edward G.

It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that...


Miles to Go
Miles to Go

Aging in Rural Virginia

Garrett, Susan

You can drive out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in any direction and within ten minutes find yourself in third-world rural poverty. In 1988, University...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

The Journal of the Proceedings of the President 1793-1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

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Beyond Nostalgia
Beyond Nostalgia
Ray, Ruth E.

For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways...


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...


Two Novels by Mary Chesnut
Two Novels by Mary Chesnut
Chesnut, Mary Boykin, Muhlenfeld, Elizabeth

As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated—and intellectually...


Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Thomas, Jeannie B

Interested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B. Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing...


"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"
"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Stanton, Lucia C.

Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas...


The Diaries of George Washington

1766-1770

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next...


Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America
Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America

Their Friendship and Their Travels

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which...


To Herland and Beyond
To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Lane, Ann J.

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists....


Belzoni
Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Noël Hume, Ivor

The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 7

2 April-31 August 1804

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela, Cross, Jeanne Kerr

Volume 7 of the Presidential Series, covering the period between late October 1813 and June 1814, documents Madison's response to diplomatic developments...


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