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Conceived in Crisis
Conceived in Crisis

The Revolutionary Creation of an American State

Pearl, Christopher R.

Conceived in Crisis argues that the American Revolution was not just the product of the Imperial Crisis, brought on by Parliament’s attempt to impose a new idea of...


The Market Revolution in America
The Market Revolution in America

Social, Political, and Religious Expressions 1800–1880

Stokes, Melvyn, Conway, Stephen

The last decade has seen a major shift in the way nineteenth-century American history is interpreted, and increasing attention is being paid to the market revolution occurring...


American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety
American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety

Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States

Glickstein, Jonathan A.

The mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and...


Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson
Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson

The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy

Cooper, John Milton, Knock, Thomas J.

Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy seeks to explore how the collision of races shaped American democracy in the lives, thought,...


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...


Night Journeys
Night Journeys

The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture

Gerona, Carla

Early modern Quakers looked to their dreams to gain spiritual insight and developed a potent system of dreamwork that acted simultaneously as a device for gaining and retaining...


Amelioration and Empire

Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

Dierksheide, Christa

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought...


If the King Only Knew
If the King Only Knew

Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV

Graham, Lisa Jane

In May 1758, a bailiff named Jean Moriceau de La Motte was arrested for carrying seditious flyers and uttering mauvais discours against Louis XV. When he was questioned at the...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

Second Term, 1805-1809

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 William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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A Little Child Shall Lead Them
A Little Child Shall Lead Them

A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J., Grogan, Brian

In the twentieth-century struggle for racial equality, there was perhaps no setting more fraught and contentious than the public schools of the American south. In Prince Edward...


Backlash

Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne

Carnell, Rachel

A country bitterly divided between two political parties. Populist mobs rising in support of a reactionary rabble-rouser. Foreign interference in the political process....


Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean / La Nueva Orleans y la Caribe españoles
Lemmon, Alfred E.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. This book explores the far-reaching ways in...


Faith and Race in American Political Life
Faith and Race in American Political Life
Jacobson, Robin Dale, Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Drawing on scholarship from an array of disciplines, this volume provides a deep and timely look at the intertwining of race and religion in American politics. The contributors...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1767-1769

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Dubrulle, Elizabeth

The second volume of Thomas Hutchinson’s correspondence covers the years 1767 through 1769. In 1767, Charles Townshend's new taxes, in addition to his ambitious plans to...


Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall

Hall, Margaret, Higonnet, Margaret R.

In August 1918 a Massachusetts-born woman named Margaret Hall boarded a transport ship in New York City that would take her across the Atlantic to work with the American Red...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1740-1766

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Dubrulle, Elizabeth

Thomas Hutchinson was the leading spokesman in colonial America for opposition to the Revolutionary movement. His logical and cogent prose as well as the stature he gained...


A Deed So Accursed
A Deed So Accursed

Lynching in Mississippi and South Carolina, 1881–1940

Finnegan, Terence

From the end of Reconstruction to the onset of the civil rights era, lynching was prevalent in developing and frontier regions that had a dynamic and fluid African American...


Martha Washington
Martha Washington
Clark, Ellen Mcallister

In many ways Martha Dandridge Custis Washington represented the ideal woman of the new American republic. She was not born of the aristocracy, but she gained the admiration and...


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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 8

January-March 1777

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 8 documents Washington's first winter at Morristown. Situated in the hills of north central New Jersey, Morristown offered protection against the British army...


Scandal at Bizarre
Scandal at Bizarre

Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

Kierner, Cynthia A.

In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident,...


Recollections
Recollections

The French Revolution of 1848 and Its Aftermath

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Souvenirs was his extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France. Despite its bravura passages and stylistic...


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