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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...


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...


Playfair
Playfair

The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

Berkowitz, Bruce

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are...


Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Decker, William Merrill, Harbert, Earl N.

For Henry Adams at the turn of the twentieth century, as for his successors in the twenty-first, the relation of mind to a world remade by technology and geopolitical conflict...


Witness to America's Past
Witness to America's Past

Two Centuries of Collecting by the Massachusetts Historical Society

MHS Staff

This fully illustrated catalog, published in 1991 to accompany the Massachusetts Historical Society's 200th-anniversary exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, provides...


No Ordinary College
No Ordinary College

A History of The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wills, Brian Steel

"You are making history today," the University of Virginia Extension Division agent Samuel Crockett observed to a gathering of students and faculty on September 15, 1954, in...


Hot Potato
Hot Potato

How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America's Game Forever

Kuska, Bob

"The players today are much better than we were.... But there is one thing that we could do better. We could pass the ball better than they can now. Man, we used to pass that...


Earnestly Contending
Earnestly Contending

Religious Freedom and Pluralism in Antebellum America

Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

In Earnestly Contending, Dickson Bruce examines the ways in which religious denominations and movements in antebellum America coped with the ideals of freedom and...


Backlash
Backlash

Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne

Carnell, Rachel

A country bitterly divided between two political parties. Populist mobs rising in support of a reactionary rabble-rouser. Foreign interference in the political process....


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Volume I: 1746-1756

Riley, Stephen T., Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


The Haitian Declaration of Independence
The Haitian Declaration of Independence

Creation, Context, and Legacy

Gaffield, Julia

While the Age of Revolution has long been associated with the French and American Revolutions, increasing attention is being paid to the Haitian Revolution as the third great...


Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough
Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough

Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown

Rountree, Helen C.

Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and...


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 West Indies—was the...


Sweet Negotiations
Sweet Negotiations

Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Agriculture in Early Barbados

Menard, Russell R.

Intending at first simply to do further research on the mid-seventeenth-century "sugar revolution" in Barbados, Russell Menard traveled to the island. But once there, he...


Old World, New World
Old World, New World

America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson

Sadosky, Leonard J., Nicolaisen, Peter, Onuf, Peter S., O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson grew out of workshops in Salzburg and Charlottesville sponsored by Monticello’s International Center...


Toward Stonewall
Toward Stonewall

Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World

Edsall, Nicholas C.

As recently as the 1970s, gay and lesbian history was a relatively unexplored field for serious scholars. The past quarter century, however, has seen enormous growth in gay and...


Light and Liberty
Light and Liberty

Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Although Thomas Jefferson’s status as a champion of education is widely known, the essays in Light and Liberty make clear that his efforts to enlighten fellow citizens...


Swift to Wrath
Swift to Wrath

Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

Carrigan, William D., Waldrep, Christopher

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in...


Irons in the Fire
Irons in the Fire

The Business History of the Tayloe Family and Virginia's Gentry, 1700–1860

Kamoie, Laura Croghan

Irons in the Fire chronicles the agricultural, industrial, and commercial activities of four generations of the Tayloe family of Northern Virginia, revealing a greater...


The Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1816-1845

January 1843-May 1845

Moody, Robert F.

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Masked Raiders
Masked Raiders

Irish Banditry in Southern Africa, 1880–1899

Van Onselen, Charles

Before the railway system linked South Africa’s major cities in the mid-1890s, the country was largely dependent on a horse-drawn economy. Diamonds from Griqualand West and...


Parallel Worlds
Parallel Worlds

The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin

Alexander, Adele Logan

When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's...


The Unlikely Reformer
The Unlikely Reformer

Carter Glass and Financial Regulation

Fink, Matthew P.

Recently described as "the single most important lawmaker in the history of American finance," Carter Glass nonetheless remains a much misunderstood and overlooked figure in...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Vol. III: 1774-1777

Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


The Language of Democracy
The Language of Democracy

Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790–1900

Robertson, Andrew W.

Tracing the history of political rhetoric in nineteenth-century America and Britain, Andrew W. Robertson shows how modern election campaigning was born. Robertson discusses...


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