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James Monroe
James Monroe

The Quest for National Identity

Ammon, Harry

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army,...


Creating Constitutional Change
Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Ivers, Gregg, McGuire, Kevin T.

Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been...


Jamestown, the Truth Revealed
Jamestown, the Truth Revealed
Kelso, William M.

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were,...


Nature's Man
Nature's Man

Thomas Jefferson's Philosophical Anthropology

Valsania, Maurizio

Although scholars have adequately covered Thomas Jefferson’s general ideas about human nature and race, this is the first book to examine what Maurizio Valsania terms Jefferson...


Between Sovereignty and Anarchy
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy

The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era

Griffin, Patrick, Ingram, Robert G., Onuf, Peter S., Schoen, Brian

Between Sovereignty and Anarchy considers the conceptual and political problem of violence in the early modern Anglo-Atlantic, charting an innovative approach to 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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 5

June-August 1776

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

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's greatest challenge yet as...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Reputation and Legacy

Cogliano, Francis D.

In his probing new study, Francis Cogliano focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s relation to history, both as the context in which he lived, and as something he made considerable, and...


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...


Saving Monticello
Saving Monticello

The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built

Leepson, Marc

How a Jewish navy veteran and his descendants saved one of America's most recognizable architectural landmarks


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...


Showdown in Virginia
Showdown in Virginia

The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union

Freehling, William W., Simpson, Craig M.

In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny—their own and their nation’s. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a...


Necessary Virtue
Necessary Virtue

The Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England

Hanson, Charles P.

Virulent anti-Catholicism was a hallmark of New England society from the first Puritan settlements to the eve of the American Revolution and beyond. Thus America's tactical...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January-June 1790

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 5 covers the first half of 1790 and focuses on Washington's continued concentration on the problems facing the new government. North Carolina had ratified the...


The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
Betts, Edwin Morris

Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer; it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. The letters here are not limited strictly to...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

July 1814-18 February 1815

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

Volume 8 of the Presidential Series covers the suspense-filled final months of the War of 1812, as Madison awaited the outcome of peace negotiations at Ghent while...


Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs

The Boston Business Community, 1700–1850

Wright, Conrad Edick, Viens, Katheryn P.

This volume broadens the scope of Boston business history by including essays on subjects such as 18th-century women shopkeepers and African American businessmen in the...


Scandal at Bizarre
Scandal at Bizarre

Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

Kierner, Cynthia A.

In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident,...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


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 millions have learned about...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 February 1820-26 February 1823

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James...


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...


The Bill of Rights, The Courts, and the Law
The Bill of Rights, The Courts, and the Law
Bearinger, David

The Bill of Rights, perhaps the single most important document in American history, has provided a strong and remarkably durable framework in which the limits of government,...


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