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"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"
"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"

Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775–1840

Koschnik, Albrecht

After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1788-March 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Presidential Series covers the months immediately before Washinton's election. Opening in September 1788, at the point when it was certain that the Constitution...


Newest Born of Nations
Newest Born of Nations

European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy

Tucker, Ann L.

From the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism to the defeat of the Confederacy, analysis of European nationalist movements played a critical role in how southerners...


The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005

Preparing Men and Women for Leadership in Scientific Educational Work

Wilson, Eleanor Vernon

In 1905, as the University of Virginia inaugurated him as its first president, the revered southern educator Edwin Anderson Alderman proposed an education school, despite the...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in...


Monacan Millennium
Monacan Millennium

A Collaborative Archaeology and History of a Virginia Indian People

Hantman, Jeffrey L.

While Jamestown and colonial settlements dominate narratives of Virginia’s earliest days, the land’s oldest history belongs to its native people. Monacan Millennium...


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

1780–1782

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The second volume of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1780 with Jay’s arrival in Spain on his first diplomatic mission abroad. It ends in June 1782 with...


Reclaiming Patriotism
Reclaiming Patriotism
Etzioni, Amitai

Amitai Etzioni has made his reputation by transcending unwieldy, and even dangerous, binaries such as left/right or globalism/nativism. In his new book, Etzioni calls for...


A Separate Civil War
A Separate Civil War

Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South

Sarris, Jonathan Dean

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian communities of North...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
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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Enlightenment Underground
Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Mulsow, Martin

Online supplement, "Mulsow: Additions to Notes drawn from the 2002 edition of Moderne aus dem Untergrund": full versions of nearly 300 notes that were...


Remaking Custom
Remaking Custom

Law and Identity in the Early American Republic

Pearson, Ellen Holmes

History has largely forgotten the writings, both public and private, of early nineteenth-century America’s legal scholars. However, Ellen Holmes Pearson argues that the...


Lincoln's Dilemma
Lincoln's Dilemma

Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era

Escott, Paul D.

The Civil War forced America finally to confront the contradiction between its founding values and human slavery. At the center of this historic confrontation was Abraham...


Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Engell, James, Dangerfield, Anthony

Since 1965 an increasing preoccupation with money has resulted in the inversion of its role in higher education, from a practical means to an end that crowds out all others. No...


The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye
The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye

Portraits for the People, 1800–1809

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr.

An important contribtion to iconographic studies of the presidency, this book employs an innovative approach. Sixty engraving, medal and silhousettes illustrate the images of...


Realistic Visionary

A Portrait of George Washington

Henriques, Peter R.

In Realistic Visionary the renowned George Washington scholar Peter Henriques seeks to humanize the first president without diminishing him. Henriques’s Washington makes...


The Nation's Nature
The Nation's Nature

How Continental Presumptions Gave Rise to the United States of America

Drake, James D.

In one of Common Sense’s most ringing phrases, Thomas Paine declared it "absurd" for "a continent to be perpetually governed by an island." Such powerful words, coupled...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 4

8 October 1802-15 May 1803

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook, Barber, Ellen J.

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...


Longstreet's Aide
Longstreet's Aide

The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J Goree

Cutrer, Thomas W.

One of the Confederacy's most loyal adherents and articulate advocates was Lieutenant Grant James Longstreet's aide-de-camp, Thomas Jewett Goree. Present at Longstreet's...


Sacred Order/Social Order
Sacred Order/Social Order

The Jew of Culture: Freud, Moses, and Modernity

Rieff, Philip, Piver, Kenneth S., Lewis-Kraus, Gideon, Eisen, Arnold M.

Philip Rieff earned recognition as one of the most profound social theorists of culture and authority of the twentieth century. Through such works as Freud: The Mind of the...


The False Cause
The False Cause

Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

Domby, Adam H.

The Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic...


Early Modern Virginia
Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Bradburn, Douglas, Coombs, John C.

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in...


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...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 5

16 May-31 October 1803

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Daigle, Bradley J.

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...


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