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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 October 1794-31 March 1795

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

The highlight events of the months from October 1794 through March 1795, the period documented by volume 17 of the Presidential Series, were the suppression of the Whiskey...


Patriotism and Piety
Patriotism and Piety

Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

Den Hartog, Jonathan J.

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the...


Digging through Darkness
Digging through Darkness

Chronicles of an Archaeologist

Schrire, Carmel

In Digging Through Darknes, Carmel Schrire interweaves art and fact to recreate a distant world. Tracking the broad sweep of European expansion into Africa, Australia, and the...


Era of Experimentation
Era of Experimentation

American Political Practices in the Early Republic

Peart, Daniel

In Era of Experimentation, Daniel Peart challenges the pervasive assumption that the present-day political system, organized around two competing parties, represents the...


Mapping Virginia
Mapping Virginia

From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

Wooldridge, William C.

(Note: The limited deluxe edition of Mapping Virginia has sold out.)

As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

First Term, 1801-1805

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 Diaries of George Washington

1766-1770

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...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March 1774-June 1775 with Cumulative Index

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...


Old Fields
Old Fields

Photography, Glamour, and Fantasy Landscape

Stilgoe, John R.

Glamour subverts convention. Models, images, and even landscapes can skew ordinary ways of seeing when viewed through the lens of photography, suggesting new worlds imbued with...


"Evil People"
"Evil People"

A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier

Dillinger, Johannes

Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons....


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...


The Private Jefferson
The Private Jefferson

Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Onuf, Peter S., Wulf, Andrea, Adams, Henry

One of U.S. history’s most eminent figures, Thomas Jefferson is as elusive as he is revered. The Private Jefferson opens a window onto the third president’s inner life...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 11

1 January 1806-31 May 1806

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

During the period covered by this volume, James Madison continued to deal with the United States' vexing relations with Europe. Mounting outrage against Great Britain's seizure...


The View from the Bench and Chambers
The View from the Bench and Chambers

Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Bowie, Jennifer Barnes, Songer, Donald R., Szmer, John

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased...


War upon Our Border
War upon Our Border

Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War

Rockenbach, Stephen I.

War upon Our Border examines the experiences of two Ohio River Valley communities during the turmoil and social upheaval of the American Civil War. Although on opposite...


Domesticating the Empire
Domesticating the Empire

Race, Gender, and Family Life in French and Dutch Colonialism

Clancy-Smith, Julia, Gouda, Frances

In Domesticating the Empire, Julia Clancy-Smith and Frances Gouda bring together twelve essays- most of them original- that probe issues of gender, race, and power in the...


The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism
The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism
Kulikoff, Allan

Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies...


The Madisons at Montpelier
The Madisons at Montpelier

Reflections on the Founding Couple

Ketcham, Ralph

Restored to its original splendor, Montpelier is now a national shrine, but before Montpelier became a place of study and tribute, it was a home. Often kept from it by the...


Sacred Order/Social Order
Sacred Order/Social Order

The Crisis of the Officer Class: The Decline of the Tragic Sensibility

Rieff, Philip, Piver, Kenneth S.

Philip Rieff earned recognition as one of the most profound social theorists of culture and authority of the twentieth century. Through such works as Freud: The Mind of the...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

8 February-24 October 1813

Madison, James

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...


Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Thomas, Jeannie B

Interested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B. Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing the tapes of these...


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...


Miles to Go
Miles to Go

Aging in Rural Virginia

Garrett, Susan

You can drive out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in any direction and within ten minutes find yourself in third-world rural poverty. In 1988, University of Virginia academics...


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