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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

25 October 1813-30 June 1814

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

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...


Juries and Judges versus the Law
Juries and Judges versus the Law

Virginia's Provincial Legal Perspective, 1783–1828

Miller, F. Thornton

Juries and Judges versus the Law examines the efforts of Virginians to resist the imposition of a supreme law of the land, to be enforced by a supreme court. F. Thornton Miller...


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 Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

As governor of colonial Massachusetts between 1760 and 1769, Francis Bernard was charged with shoring up British imperialism during the first period of sustained American...


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...


Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel
Courts, Politics, and Culture in Israel
Edelman, Martin

In this clearly written and tightly argued analysis of the various Israeli court systems, Martin Edelman probes a fundamental issue: whether those courts protect human rights...


Parallel Worlds
Parallel Worlds

The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin

Alexander, Adele Logan

When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 June-31 August 1793

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 13 of the Presidential Series documents the period from 1 June through 31 August 1793, a time when Washington focused his efforts as president on keeping the United...


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...


Essays from the Edge
Essays from the Edge

Parerga and Paralipomena

Jay, Martin

Over his distinguished career as a European intellectual historian and cultural critic, Martin Jay has explored a variety of major themes: the Frankfurt School, the exile of...


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,...


The Martinsville Seven
The Martinsville Seven

Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment

Rise, Eric W.

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in...


Becoming Lincoln
Becoming Lincoln
Freehling, William W.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Lincoln Prize

Previous biographies of Abraham Lincoln—universally acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents—have typically focused...


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...


The Queen of America
The Queen of America

Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison

Cutts, Mary, Allgor, Catherine

For biographers and fans of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, Mary Cutts's memoir of her famous aunt has been indispensable. Because Madison left behind no account of her life, the...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1755-April 1756

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family
The Making and Unmaking of a Revolutionary Family

The Tuckers of Virginia, 1752–1830

Hamilton, Phillip

In mid-April 1814, the Virginia congressman John Randolph of Roanoke had reason to brood over his family’s decline since the American Revolution. The once-sumptuous world of...


William Edward Dodd
William Edward Dodd

The South's Yeoman Scholar

Bailey, Fred Arthur

William Edward Dodd rose from an impoverished background to become one of the early twentieth century's more distinguished southern historians. While many southern...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 February 1820-26 February 1823

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

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...


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...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

1771–1775, 1780–1781

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


Witness to America's Past
Witness to America's Past

Two Centuries of Collecting by the Massachusetts Historical Society

MHS Staff

This fully illustrated catalog, published in 1991 to accompany the Massachusetts Historical Society's 200th-anniversary exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, provides...


Colonial Williamsburg: The Story
Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

From the Colonial Era to the Restoration

Lengel, Edward G.

It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about...


Bringing Race Back In
Bringing Race Back In

Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama

Stout, Christopher T.

Bringing Race Back In empirically investigates whether "post-racial" campaign strategies, which are becoming increasingly common, improve black candidates’ ability to...


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