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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 September-31 December 1793

Washington, George, Hoth, David R.

During the last four months of 1793, the period documented by volume 14 of the Presidential Series, George Washington and his administration remained chiefly involved with...


Jordan's Point, Virginia
Jordan's Point, Virginia

Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times

McCartney, Martha W.

Jordan’s Point, a nearly triangular promontory in the James River, is situated in Prince George County, just east of the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. A broad...


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

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court,...


Building Charleston

Town and Society in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

Hart, Emma

In the colonial era, Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest city in the American South. From 1700 to 1775 its growth rate was exceeded in the New World only by that of...


Witchcraft and the Papacy
Witchcraft and the Papacy

An Account Drawing on the Formerly Secret Records of the Roman Inquisition

Decker, Rainer

When Rainer Decker was researching a sensational seventeenth-century German witchcraft trial, he discovered, much to his surprise, that in this case the papacy functioned as a...


Tigers in Africa
Tigers in Africa

Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope

Schrire, Carmel

A characteristically unconventional and engaging work, Carmel Schrire’s Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope interweaves such diverse themes as colonial...


Crucible
Crucible

The President's First Year

Nelson, Michael, Chidester, Jeffrey L., Georgakis Abbott, Stefanie

Is the presidency a position one must learn on the job, or can one learn from others’ experience? No common thread runs through the list of forty-five presidents; no playbook...


Exile in Richmond
Exile in Richmond

The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel

Chesson, Michael Bedout, Roberts, Leslie Jean

Expelled from occupied New Orleans by Federal forces after refusing to pledge loyalty to the Union, Henri Garidel remained in exile from his home and family from 1863 to 1865....


The Sheltered Life
The Sheltered Life
Glasgow, Ellen

"The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a...


Virginia Folk Legends
Virginia Folk Legends
Barden, Thomas E.

What do devil dogs, witches, haunted houses, Daniel Boone, Railroad Bill, "Justice John" Crutchfield, and lost silver mines have in common? All are among the subjects included...


Segregation's Science
Segregation's Science

Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Dorr, Gregory Michael

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and...


A Company Man

The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies [HC]

Greenwald, Erin M.

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Pulpit and Nation
Pulpit and Nation

Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America

McBride, Spencer W.

In Pulpit and Nation, Spencer McBride highlights the importance of Protestant clergymen in early American political culture, elucidating the actual role of religion in...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 3

May 1785-March 1786

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

Volume Three of the Confederation Series of The Papers of George Washington spans the year between May 1785 and April 1786, described by Washington's biographer Douglas...


The Queen of America
The Queen of America

Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison

Cutts, Mary, Allgor, Catherine

For biographers and fans of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, Mary Cutts's memoir of her famous aunt has been indispensable. Because Madison left behind no account of her life, the...


Take Care of the Living
Take Care of the Living

Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia

McClurken, Jeffrey W.

Take Care of the Living assesses the short- and long-term impact of the war on Confederate veteran families of all classes in Pittsylvania County and Danville, Virginia...


Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Freiberg, Malcolm

Containing the letters of John Winthrop, Sr., and Jr., and their correspondents, this collection details the early years of the New England colonies. One of the most important...


The Worst Passions of Human Nature
The Worst Passions of Human Nature

White Supremacy in the Civil War North

Escott, Paul D.

The American North’s commitment to preventing a southern secession rooted in slaveholding suggests a society united in its opposition to slavery and racial inequality. The...


Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

January-October, 1770

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Hogan, Margaret A.

The Boston Massacre occasioned a flurry of letter writing for Thomas Hutchinson, the royal governor of Massachusetts. So frequent was the correspondence to and from Hutchinson...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

July 1786-December 1789

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 two accounts concern...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

19 February 1815-12 October 1815

Madison, James, Kreider, Angela, Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

This volume documents the ongoing influence of European events on U.S. affairs in the seven months following the War of 1812. Plans to reduce the army and send a naval force...


Revolutionary Outlaws
Revolutionary Outlaws

Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier

Bellesiles, Michael

In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a...


Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Spee, Friedrich

In 1631, at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the...


The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
Towers, Frank

The role the rural South and its plantation system played in the secession of the Confederate states is well established, but historian Frank Towers contends that we should...


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