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Rome Reborn on Western Shores
Rome Reborn on Western Shores

Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic

Shalev, Eran

Rome Reborn on Western Shores examines the literature of the Revolutionary era to explore the ways in which American patriots employed the classics and to assess...


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...


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,...


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...


James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
Mattern, David B.

Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his...


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...


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,...


Faces of Community
Faces of Community

Immigrant Massachusetts 1860-2000

Ueda, Reed, Wright, Conrad Edick

For hundreds of thousands of immigrants, coming to Massachusetts has meant exchanging one community for another in multiple ways that are often overlooked. Whether home was...


This Glorious Struggle
This Glorious Struggle

George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters

Lengel, Edward G.

George Washington wrote an astonishing number of letters, both personal and professional. The majority—about 140,000 documents—are from his years as commander in chief during...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

June 1767-December 1771

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

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 Senate
The Senate

From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock

Wirls, Daniel

In this lively analysis, Daniel Wirls examines the Senate in relation to our other institutions of government and the constitutional system as a whole, exposing the role of the...


The Road from Runnymede
The Road from Runnymede

Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America

Howard, A. E. Dick

For the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, the University of Virginia Press presents the first paperback edition of The Road from Runnymede by A. E. Dick...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

5 November 1811-9 July 1812

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Spangler, Jewel L., Barber, Ellen J., King, Martha J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeanne Kerr Cross, Jewel L. Spangler, Ellen J. Barber, Martha J. King, Anne Mandeville Colony, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

This fourth volume...


Industrious in Their Stations
Industrious in Their Stations

Young People at Work in Urban America, 1720-1810

Sundue, Sharon Braslaw

Industrious in Their Stations is the first comparative study of child labor in eighteenth-century America. Focusing on Philadelphia, Boston, and Charleston, Sundue...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fifth and final volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and covers the final years of his...


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 German Discovery of the World
The German Discovery of the World

Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous

Johnson, Christine R.

Current historiography suggests that European nations regarded the New World as an inassimilable "other" that posed fundamental challenges to the accepted ideas of Renaissance...


The Constitution before the Judgment Seat
The Constitution before the Judgment Seat

The Prehistory and Ratification of the American Constitution, 1787–1791

Heideking, Jürgen, Kaminski, John P., Leffler, Richard

Originally published in German in 1988, the late Jürgen Heideking's exhaustive study of the debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution compares the methods used to...


Slavery and War in the Americas
Slavery and War in the Americas

Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870

Izecksohn, Vitor

In this pathbreaking new work, Vitor Izecksohn attempts to shed new light on the American Civil War by comparing it to a strikingly similar campaign in South America--the War...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 May-30 September 1794

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

During the spring and summer of 1794, Washington and his cabinet faced concerns that arose from the ongoing war in Europe. Embargo evasions, activities of French and British...


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...


The Modernity of Witchcraft
The Modernity of Witchcraft

Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa

Geschiere, Peter

To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of Witchcraft, Peter Geschieres...


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 Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1782–1784

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

This volume opens in June 1782 with the arrival of John Jay in Paris to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiation of the peace treaty with Great Britain. Exploring Jay’s...


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