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Night Journeys
Night Journeys

The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture

Gerona, Carla

Early modern Quakers looked to their dreams to gain spiritual insight and developed a potent system of dreamwork that acted simultaneously as a device for gaining and retaining...


Lee's Young Artillerist
Lee's Young Artillerist

William R J Pegram

Carmichael, Peter S.

William R. J. Pegram forged a record as one of the most prominent artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in every major battle in Virginia and rose form...


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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Immigration

Struggling over Borders

Milkis, Sidney M., Leblang, David

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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 18

1 November 1778-14 January 1779

Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 18 of the Revolutionary War Series covers the period 1 November 1778 through 14 January 1779. It begins with George Washington at Fredericksburg, New York, watching New...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 13

December 1777-February 1778

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 13 of the Revolutionary War Series documents a crucial portion of the winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, when the fate of Washington’s army hung in...


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,...


Crucible of the Civil War
Crucible of the Civil War

Virginia from Secession to Commemoration

Ayers, Edward L., Gallagher, Gary W., Torget, Andrew J.

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within...


New Views of New England
New Views of New England

Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830

McNamara, Martha J., Barnhill, Georgia B.

Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays will introduce the reader to a rich, surprising, thought-provoking, and entirely new view of early New England. Eleven essays...


From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
West, Stephen A.

In From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, Stephen A. West revises understandings of the American South by offering a new perspective on two iconic...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1798-April 1799

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Lengel, Edward G.

In the fall of 1798, Washington was immersed in the business of creating a military force to deal with the threat of an all-out war with France. A clash over Alexander Hamilton...


The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apter, David E., Rosberg, Carl G.

Since the 1950s David Apter and Carl Rosenberg have been among the leading American scholars in African Studies. In this volume they, along with other major specialists in the...


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...


Revolutionary Prophecies
Revolutionary Prophecies

The Founders and America’s Future

McDonald, Robert M. S., Onuf, Peter S.

The America of the early republic was built on an experiment, a hopeful prophecy that would only be fulfilled if an enlightened people could find its way through its past and...


Liberty Without Anarchy
Liberty Without Anarchy

A History of the Society of the Cincinnati

Myers, Minor, Jr.

Founded in May 1783 at Steuben’s headquarters near Newburg, N.Y., by officers of the Continental army and navy, the Society of the Cincinnati was at one time one of America’s...


Running on the Record
Running on the Record

Civil War-Era Politics in New Hampshire

Renda, Lex

In this valuable study, Lex Renda uses retrospective voting theory—a quantitative political science model for assessing political allegiances—to explore the connections between...


Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Lehman, Karl

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The Big House after Slavery
The Big House after Slavery

Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment

Morsman, Amy Feely

The Big House after Slavery examines the economic, social, and political challenges that Virginia planter families faced following Confederate defeat and emancipation....


Power versus Liberty
Power versus Liberty

Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson

Read, James H.

Does every increase in the power of government entail a loss of liberty for the people? James H. Read examines how four key Founders--James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, James...


Era of Experimentation
Era of Experimentation

American Political Practices in the Early Republic

Peart, Daniel

In Era of Experimentation, Daniel Peart challenges the pervasive assumption that the present-day political system, organized around two competing parties, represents the...


Founding Friendship
Founding Friendship

George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic

Leibiger, Stuart

Although the friendship between George Washington and James Madison was eclipsed in the early 1790s by the alliances of Madison with Jefferson and Washington with Hamilton,...


The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
The Legitimacy of the Business Corporation in the Law of the United States, 1780-1970
Hurst, James Willard

The History of Corporate Law by the Foremost Legal Historian, James Willard Hurst This study, which is based on a series of lectures delivered at the University of Virginia Law...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 24

1 January–9 March 1780

Washington, George, Huggins, Benjamin L.

With volume 24 of the Revolutionary War Series, the conflict enters a new decade. New Year's Day 1780 finds Washington in winter quarters at Morristown, N.J., having...


Ireland and America
Ireland and America

Empire, Revolution, and Sovereignty

Griffin, Patrick, Cogliano, Francis D.

Looking at America through the Irish prism and employing a comparative approach, leading and emerging scholars of early American and Atlantic history interrogate anew the...


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