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Women and Public Policies
Women and Public Policies

Reassessing Gender Politics

Gelb, Joyce, Palley, Marian Lief

Women and Public Policies, praised by Janet Boles as "the first attempt to deal with several women's policies in a systematic manner within a common framework," analyzes how...


Humboldt and Jefferson
Humboldt and Jefferson

A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment

Rebok, Sandra

Humboldt and Jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769–...


George Washington
George Washington

First in War

Palmer, Dave R.

George Washington’s long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War; it culminated in the role...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 October 1794-31 March 1795

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ebel, Carol S.

The highlight events of the months from October 1794 through March 1795, the period documented by volume 17 of the Presidential Series, were the suppression of the Whiskey...


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...


Belzoni
Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Noël Hume, Ivor

The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824) was all of these...


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
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 6

13 August-20 October 1776

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 6 documents Washington's decisions and actions during the heart of the New York campaign--the period from late summer to early fall 1776 when his British opponent,...


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...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Original Meaning and Current Understanding

Hickok, Eugene W., Jr.

While recent years have seen a flood of literature on the Bill of Rights, this collection of essays, all by highly regarded constitutional scholars, is the first to offer a...


The View of the Courts from the Hill
The View of the Courts from the Hill

Interactions between Congress and the Federal Judiciary

Miller, Mark C.

The View of the Courts from the Hill explores the current interactions and relationship between the U.S. Congress and federal courts using a "governance as dialogue"...


The Work of the Heart
The Work of the Heart

Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830

Blauvelt, Martha Tomhave

How did young American women construct and express their emotions between 1780 and 1830? Before Oprah and therapy, how did they reconcile society’s demanding and often...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008...


Worth a Dozen Men
Worth a Dozen Men

Women and Nursing in the Civil War South

Hilde, Libra R.

In antebellum society, women were regarded as ideal nurses because of their sympathetic natures. However, they were expected to exercise their talents only in the home; nursing...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

Governor Francis Bernard's historical reputation rests on his role in pushing the American colonists toward revolution. Bernard was the kind of government official without whom...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 11

1 January 1806-31 May 1806

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

During the period covered by this volume, James Madison continued to deal with the United States' vexing relations with Europe. Mounting outrage against Great Britain's seizure...


To Live in the Center of the Moment
To Live in the Center of the Moment

Literary Autobiographies of Aging

Waxman, Barbara Frey

In To Live in the Center of the Moment, Barbara Frey Waxman examines the emergence of the evocative literature of aging and demonstrates how these autobiographies challenge...


The Papers of Francis Bernard
The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779), royal governor of colonial Massachusetts from 1760 to 1769, witnessed the rapid dissipation of happy sentiment stemming from Anglo-American...


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...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

July 1814-18 February 1815

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

Volume 8 of the Presidential Series covers the suspense-filled final months of the War of 1812, as Madison awaited the outcome of peace negotiations at Ghent while...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


Yuletide in Dixie
Yuletide in Dixie

Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory

May, Robert E.

How did enslaved African Americans in the Old South really experience Christmas? Did Christmastime provide slaves with a lengthy and jubilant respite from labor and the whip,...


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."—...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 5

February-December 1787

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

The extensive correspondence regarding Shays' Rebellion and widespread alarm over the state of the Union continues in this volume, and there are the usual letters numbering in...


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