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Contract and Consent
Contract and Consent

Representation and the Jury in Anglo-American Legal History

Pole, J. R.

In Contract and Consent, the renowned legal historian J. R. Pole posits that legal history has become highly specialized, while mainstream political and social...


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...


Broken Government

Bridging the Partisan Divide

Antholis, William J., Sabato, Larry J.

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1794–1798

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 6 opens with John Jay aboard the Ohio, bound for London in May 1794, to begin what will prove to be the most controversial mission of his career: the negotiation of the...


Jeffersonians in Power
Jeffersonians in Power

The Rhetoric of Opposition Meets the Realities of Governing

Freeman, Joanne B., Neem, Johann N.

In the 1790s, the Jeffersonian Republicans were the party of "no." They opposed attempts to expand the government’s role in society, criticized the Washington administration’s...


Marching Masters
Marching Masters

Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War

Woodward, Colin Edward

The Confederate army went to war to defend a nation of slaveholding states, and although men rushed to recruiting stations for many reasons, they understood that the...


Lee's Young Artillerist
Lee's Young Artillerist

William R J Pegram

Carmichael, Peter S.

William R. J. Pegram forged a record as one of the most prominent artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in every major battle in Virginia and rose form...


A Storm over This Court
A Storm over This Court

Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education

Hockett, Jeffrey D.

On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court’s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories...


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 in which the elderly...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 25

10 March–12 May 1780

Washington, George, Ferraro, William M.

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Jefferson's Body
Jefferson's Body

A Corporeal Biography

Valsania, Maurizio

What did Thomas Jefferson look like? How did he carry himself? Such questions, reasonable to ask as we look back on a person who lived in an era before photography, are the...


Clio's Consort
Clio's Consort

Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of The Massachusetts Historical Society

Tucker, Louis L.

Former Massachusetts Historical Society director Louis Leonard Tucker's Clio's Consort: Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society offers...


The Complete Colonial Gentleman
The Complete Colonial Gentleman

Cultural Legitimacy in Plantation America

Rozbicki, Michal Jan

The colonial plantation elite's persistent emulation of the British landed gentry has long intrigued American historians, who recently have insisted that the pursuit of this...


Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Rozbicki, Michal Jan

In his new book, Michal Jan Rozbicki undertakes to bridge the gap between the political and the cultural histories of the American Revolution. Through a careful examination of...


Launching the "Extended Republic"
Launching the "Extended Republic"

The Federalist Era

Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter J.

The essays in this volume explore some of the potentially divisive realities that characterized the Federalist Era. Nine distinguished authors address themes that include the...


On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper
On the Trail of the D.C. Sniper

Fear and the Media

Censer, Jack R.

For a month in the fall of 2002, a series of sniper attacks suddenly dominated the headlines in the nation’s capital. Beginning in the Washington suburbs, these crimes...


Shaping the Body Politic
Shaping the Body Politic

Art and Political Formation in Early America

McInnis, Maurie D., Nelson, Louis P.

Traditional narratives imply that art in early America was severely limited in scope. By contrast, these essays collectively argue that visual arts played a critical role in...


From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
West, Stephen A.

In From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, Stephen A. West revises understandings of the American South by offering a new perspective on two iconic...


Native Americans and the Early Republic
Native Americans and the Early Republic
Hoxie, Frederick E.

At the 1795 treaty council that sealed Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in northwest Ohio, the Wyandot leader Tarhe spoke for the assembled Native leaders when he...


Woodrow Wilson and the Great War
Woodrow Wilson and the Great War

Reconsidering America's Neutrality, 1914–1917

Tucker, Robert W.

In recent years, and in light of U.S. attempts to project power in the world, the presidency of Woodrow Wilson has been more commonly invoked than ever before. Yet "...


Dialect Diversity in America
Dialect Diversity in America

The Politics of Language Change

Labov, William

The sociolinguist William Labov has worked for decades on change in progress in American dialects and on African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In Dialect Diversity in...


Higher Calling
Higher Calling

The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia

Beardsley, Scott C.

A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-...


Almanac of Virginia Politics 2008
Almanac of Virginia Politics 2008
Travis, Toni-Michelle C.

Published since 1977 and updated every two years, the Almanac of Virginia Politics is the leading source of information on the legislative process and key players in...


George Washington
George Washington

Pioneer Farmer

Fusonie, Alan

This volume provides a fresh historical focus on George Washington as a pioneer farmer actively engaged in a new approach to agriculture: one based on a more scientific...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1798-April 1799

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Lengel, Edward G.

In the fall of 1798, Washington was immersed in the business of creating a military force to deal with the threat of an all-out war with France. A clash over Alexander Hamilton...


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