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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...


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


The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1945-1948

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

"Eleanor Roosevelt once asked, ‘Where do human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are...


George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52
George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52
Washington, George, Anderson, Alicia K., Price, Lynn A.

In the autumn of 1751, at the age of nineteen, George Washington sailed with his older half-brother Lawrence from Virginia to the Caribbean island of Barbados—the one and only...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 7

October 1776-January 1777

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 7 documents the dramatic events of the New York campaign and the ensuing New Jersey campaign, a seemingly endless string of American reverses and retreats terminated by...


The Insurgent Delegate
The Insurgent Delegate

Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher

diGiacomantonio, William C.

George Thatcher served as a U.S. representative from Maine throughout the Federalist Era (1789-1801)—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional history....


The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond
The Nature of Rights at the American Founding and Beyond
Shain, Barry Alan

Americans have been claiming and defending rights since long before the nation achieved independence. But few Americans recognize how profoundly the nature of rights has...


Finding Justice
Finding Justice

A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642

Battaglia, Lynne A.

Although women were not officially permitted to practice law in Maryland until 1902, when they were first able to sit for the bar exam, the history of women acting as lawyers...


Colossal Ambitions
Colossal Ambitions

Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World

Brettle, Adrian

Leading politicians, diplomats, clerics, planters, farmers, manufacturers, and merchants preached a transformative, world-historical role for the Confederacy, persuading many...


To Herland and Beyond
To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Lane, Ann J.

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists. Drawing from an abundance of...


The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within

Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North

Smith, Michael Thomas

Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In The Enemy...


Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act of the following year, totally transformed the shape of American race relations. Supporters of the Civil...


Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Rosenthal, Judy

As a new resident of Togo in 1985, Judy Rosenthal witnessed her first Gorovodu trance ritual. Over the next eleven years, she studied this voodoo in West Africa's Ewe...


Counting on the Latino Vote
Counting on the Latino Vote

Latinos as a New Electorate

DeSipio, Louis

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not being incorporated into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along...


Lincoln's Tragic Admiral
Lincoln's Tragic Admiral

The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont

Weddle, Kevin J.

Once revered as one of the finest officers in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont is now, when remembered at all, criticized for resisting technological...


The Tyranny of Printers
The Tyranny of Printers

Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

Pasley, Jeffrey L.

Although frequently attacked for their partisanship and undue political influence, the American media of today are objective and relatively ineffectual compared to their...


Industrious in Their Stations
Industrious in Their Stations

Young People at Work in Urban America, 1720-1810

Sundue, Sharon Braslaw

Industrious in Their Stations is the first comparative study of child labor in eighteenth-century America. Focusing on Philadelphia, Boston, and Charleston, Sundue...


The Correspondence of John Cotton Jr.
The Correspondence of John Cotton Jr.
McIntyre, Sheila, Travers, Len

John Cotton Jr. (1639–1699) was the second son of one of the most famous clergymen of New England’s founding generation. At the age of twenty-two, already the pastor of the...


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...


Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy
Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Critical Perspectives from around the World

Russell, Peter H., O'Brien, David M.

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international...


Inventing American Modernism
Inventing American Modernism

Joseph Hudnut, Walter Gropius, and the Bauhaus Legacy at Harvard

Pearlman, Jill

From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the Harvard Graduate School of Design played a crucial role in shaping a new modern architecture and the modern city. Architects,...


Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Jefferson and the Rights of Man
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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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 4

April 1786-January 1787

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

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and improving his estate. Yet...


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