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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 8

January-March 1777

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 8 documents Washington's first winter at Morristown. Situated in the hills of north central New Jersey, Morristown offered protection against the British army...


Educated in Tyranny
Educated in Tyranny

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University

McInnis, Maurie D., von Daacke, Kirt, Nelson, Louis P., Ford, Benjamin

From the University of Virginia’s very inception, slavery was deeply woven into its fabric. Enslaved people first helped to construct and then later lived in the Academical...


A Political Nation
A Political Nation

New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History

Gallagher, Gary W., Shelden, Rachel A.

This impressive collection joins the recent outpouring of exciting new work on American politics and political actors in the mid-nineteenth century. For several generations,...


The True Geography of Our Country
The True Geography of Our Country

Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision

Kovarsky, Joel

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a...


Civil War Petersburg
Civil War Petersburg

Confederate City in the Crucible of War

Greene, A. Wilson

Few wartime cities in Virginia held more importance than Petersburg. Nonetheless, the city has, until now, lacked an adequate military history, let alone a history of 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...


Scientific Jefferson
Scientific Jefferson

Revealed

Clagett, Martin R.

Well known as a politician and architect, Thomas Jefferson also made important contributions to science. He was elected the third president not only of the United States but...


A Strife of Tongues
A Strife of Tongues

The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War

Maizlish, Stephen E.

Near the end of a nine-month confrontation preceding the Compromise of 1850, Abraham Venable warned his fellow congressmen that "words become things." Indeed, in politics—then...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

New York, 1799-1816

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

On January 5, 1799, a day that was "cold and like for Snow," Gouverneur Morris left the city of New York after dinner and then, as he recorded in his diary, went "to my House...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

13 October 1815-30 April 1816

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

The tenth volume of the Presidential Series covers the period from Madison’s return to Washington from Montpelier in October 1815 to the publication of the incendiary letters...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January to May, 1793

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

In the period covered by volume 12, mid-January through May 1793, Washington completed his first term as president and began his second term with a modest inauguration ceremony...


Against Popery
Against Popery

Britain, Empire, and Anti-Catholicism

Haefeli, Evan

Although commonly regarded as a prejudice against Roman Catholics and their religion, anti-popery is both more complex and far more historically significant than this common...


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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Confounding Father
Confounding Father

Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a...


Thomas Jefferson's Lives
Thomas Jefferson's Lives

Biographers and the Battle for History

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Who was the "real" Thomas Jefferson? If this question has an answer, it will probably not be revealed reading the many accounts of his life. For two centuries biographers have...


Cosmopolitan Patriots
Cosmopolitan Patriots

Americans in Paris in the Age of Revolution

Ziesche, Philipp

This truly transnational history reveals the important role of Americans abroad in the Age of Revolution, as well as providing an early example of the limits of American...


The Founders on the Founders
The Founders on the Founders

Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era

Kaminski, John P.

"I never indeed thought him an honest, frank-dealing man, but considered him as a crooked gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim or stroke you could never be sure of."—...


Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists
Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists

Maryland and the Politics of Religion in the English Atlantic, 1630-1690

Sutto, Antoinette

Loyal Protestants and Dangerous Papists analyzes the vibrant and often violent political culture of seventeenth-century America, exploring the relationship between...


American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety
American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety

Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States

Glickstein, Jonathan A.

The mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 10

June-August 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 10 of the Revolutionary War Series opens with Washington headquartered at the Continental army's encampment at Middlebrook, New Jersey, about seven miles northeast of...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-30 September 1795

Washington, George, Ebel, Carol S.

International issues occupy much of Washington's attention in volume 18 of the Presidential Series, which covers 1 April through 30 September 1795. Peace agreements were...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 June-31 August 1793

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 13 of the Presidential Series documents the period from 1 June through 31 August 1793, a time when Washington focused his efforts as president on keeping the United...


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...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

First Term, 1801-1805

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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Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


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