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Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Portnoy, Diane, Portnoy, Barry, Riggs, Charlie

The latest book from the Immigrant Learning Center addresses some of the most prominent immigrant groups and the most striking episodes of nativism in American history. The...


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...


New Communitarian Thinking
New Communitarian Thinking

Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities

Etzioni, Amitai

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies. Amitai Etzioni has...


Black Prisoners and Their World, Alabama, 1865-1900
Curtin, Mary Ellen

In the late nineteenth century, prisoners in Alabama, the vast majority of them African Americans, were forced to work as coal miners under the most horrendous conditions...


Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany
Crime and Culture in Early Modern Germany
Wiltenburg, Joy

With the growth of printing in early modern Germany, crime quickly became a subject of wide public discourse. Sensational crime reports, often featuring multiple murders within...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Volume I: 1746-1756

Riley, Stephen T., Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


Empires of the Imagination
Empires of the Imagination

Transatlantic Histories of the Louisiana Purchase

Kastor, Peter J., Weil, François

Empires of the Imagination takes the Louisiana Purchase as a point of departure for a compelling new discussion of the interaction between France and the United States...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 March 1823-24 February 1826

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Harbury, Katharine E.

During the period around volume 3 of the Retirement Series, James Madison remained largely at Montpelier, except for occasional visits to neighbors and attendance at ceremonial...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 12

October-December 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 12 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's unsuccessful efforts to capitalize on the American victory at Saratoga and his decision to encamp the...


Magna Carta
Magna Carta

Text and Commentary

Howard, A. E. Dick

A classic classroom reference since its 1964 publication, this indispensable volume offers the full text of Magna Carta in English, as well as a chapter-by-chapter discussion...


The Inner Jefferson
The Inner Jefferson
Burstein, Andrew

Thomas Jefferson's personal life has always been a puzzle to biographers. Even his contemporaries found him difficult to know. In Jefferson's correspondence, however, Andrew...


The State against the Peasantry
The State against the Peasantry

Rural Struggles in Colonial and Postcolonial Mozambique

Bowen, Merle L.

In 1975, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) led the country to independence after a ten-year guerilla war against Portuguese colonial rule. Peasants were...


Necessary Virtue
Necessary Virtue

The Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England

Hanson, Charles P.

Virulent anti-Catholicism was a hallmark of New England society from the first Puritan settlements to the eve of the American Revolution and beyond. Thus America's tactical...


Playfair
Playfair

The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

Berkowitz, Bruce

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
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 Virtues of Mendacity
The Virtues of Mendacity

On Lying in Politics

Jay, Martin

When Michael Dukakis accused George H. W. Bush of being the "Joe Isuzu of American Politics" during the 1988 presidential campaign, he asserted in a particularly American tenor...


Seeing Jefferson Anew
Seeing Jefferson Anew

In His Time and Ours

Boles, John B., Hall, Randal L.

Thomas Jefferson’s ideas have been so important in shaping the character and aspirations of the United States that it has proven impossible to think about the state of the...


The True Geography of Our Country
The True Geography of Our Country

Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision

Kovarsky, Joel

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a...


The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
Towers, Frank

The role the rural South and its plantation system played in the secession of the Confederate states is well established, but historian Frank Towers contends that we should...


Segregation's Science
Segregation's Science

Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Dorr, Gregory Michael

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and...


Longstreet's Aide
Longstreet's Aide

The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J Goree

Cutrer, Thomas W.

One of the Confederacy's most loyal adherents and articulate advocates was Lieutenant Grant James Longstreet's aide-de-camp, Thomas Jewett Goree. Present at Longstreet's...


The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
Meltsner, Michael

"It was not until I arrived at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund that I learned my profession, how to work with colleagues and clients, and how it might feel to grow...


Old Dominion, New Commonwealth
Old Dominion, New Commonwealth

A History of Virginia, 1607–2007

Heinemann, Ronald L., Kolp, John G., Parent, Anthony S. Jr., Shade, William G.

"On the morning of 26 April 1607, three small ships carrying 143 Englishmen arrived off the Virginia coast of North America, having spent four months at sea.... All hoped for...


Jordan's Point, Virginia
Jordan's Point, Virginia

Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times

McCartney, Martha W.

Jordan’s Point, a nearly triangular promontory in the James River, is situated in Prince George County, just east of the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. A broad...


Beyond Nostalgia
Beyond Nostalgia
Ray, Ruth E.

For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways in which the elderly...


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