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The Elections of 2020
The Elections of 2020
Nelson, Michael

The Elections of 2020 is a timely, comprehensive, scholarly, and engagingly written account of the 2020 elections. It features essays by an all-star team of political...


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...


The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


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

1780–1782

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, 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...


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 American Culture Wars
The American Culture Wars

Current Contests and Future Prospects

Nolan, John L., Jr.

Even though the majority of Americans hold moderate views on issues such as abortion, homosexual rights, funding for the arts and public broadcasting, and multicultural...


Transforming Politics, Transforming America
Transforming Politics, Transforming America

The Political and Civic Incorporation of Immigrants in the United States

Lee, Taeku, Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick, Ramírez, Ricardo

Over the past four decades, the foreign-born population in the United States has nearly tripled, from about 10 million in 1965 to more than 30 million today. This wave of new...


Communication

Getting the Message Across

Hemmer, Nicole

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...


Higher Calling
Higher Calling

The Rise of Nontraditional Leaders in Academia

Beardsley, Scott C.

A revolution has been taking place in the ranks of higher education. University and college presidents—once almost invariably the products of "traditional" scholarly, tenure-...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fourth volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as Massachusetts attorney general. Paine, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence,...


Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

A Life in Documents

Douglass, Frederick, Barnes, L. Diane

Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the...


From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court,...


Harry Byrd of Virginia
Harry Byrd of Virginia
Heinemann, Ronald L.

This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator,...


Civil War Virginia
Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation

Robertson, James I., Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume...


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...


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...


Gerrymanders
Gerrymanders

How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

Many are aware that gerrymandering exists and suspect it plays a role in our elections, but its history goes far deeper, and its impacts are far greater, than most realize. In...


After Virginia Tech
After Virginia Tech

Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Kapsidelis, Thomas P.

In what has become the era of the mass shooting, we are routinely taken to scenes of terrible violence. Often neglected, however, is the long aftermath, including the efforts...


The Moral Architecture of World Peace
The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

Cobban, Helena

In November 1998, eight visionary recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize gathered on the grounds of the University of Virginia for two days of extraordinary dialogue. From the...


"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"
"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Stanton, Lucia C.

Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 3

1 March 1802-6 October 1802

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 3

January-March 1776

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 3 covers the final months of the siege of Boston. It opens with General Washington proclaiming the commencement of the remodeled Continental army on New Year's Day 1776...


Exile in Richmond
Exile in Richmond

The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel

Chesson, Michael Bedout, Roberts, Leslie Jean

Expelled from occupied New Orleans by Federal forces after refusing to pledge loyalty to the Union, Henri Garidel remained in exile from his home and family from 1863 to 1865....


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 1

June-September 1775

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Revolutionary War Series begins with Washington's address of 16 June 1775 accepting command of the Continental army and continues to the middle of September...


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