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Louisa S. McCord
Louisa S. McCord

Selected Writings

Lounsbury, Richard C.

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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...


Intimate Reconstructions
Intimate Reconstructions

Children in Postemancipation Virginia

Jones, Catherine A.

In Intimate Reconstructions, Catherine Jones considers how children shaped, and were shaped by, Virginia’s Reconstruction. Jones argues that questions of how to define,...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1791-February 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

n the period covered by volume 9, the fall and winter of 1791-92, Washington was busy dealing with a host of issues. Over forty letters to and from Washington between November...


Confederate Visions
Confederate Visions

Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Imagined South in the Civil War

Binnington, Ian

Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions...


Slavery, Secession, and Southern History
Slavery, Secession, and Southern History
Paquette, Robert L., Ferleger, Louis A.

For generations, Civil War historians have debated the causes of our great national conflict. They have argued about the centrality of slavery to disunion, the nature of master...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 January-30 April 1794

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 15 documents the period from 1 January through 30 April 1794, a time when Washington continued to focus his efforts as president on preventing the United States from...


A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade
A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger

Oettinger, Johann Peter

As he traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa from 1682 to 1696, the young German barber-surgeon...


Scientific Jefferson
Scientific Jefferson

Revealed

Clagett, Martin R.

Well known as a politician and architect, Thomas Jefferson also made important contributions to science. He was elected the third president not only of the United States but...


The Geometry of Genocide
The Geometry of Genocide

A Study in Pure Sociology

Campbell, Bradley

In The Geometry of Genocide, Bradley Campbell argues that genocide is best understood not as deviant behavior but as social control—a response to perceived deviant...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 6

January- September 1788

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Beginning with the decision made early in 1787 to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer, Washington's papers in volume 6 of the series reveal him...


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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1798-April 1799

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Lengel, Edward G.

In the fall of 1798, Washington was immersed in the business of creating a military force to deal with the threat of an all-out war with France. A clash over Alexander Hamilton...


The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams

A Centennial Version

Adams, Henry

Both a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and at the head of the Modern Library's list of the one hundred best English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century, The...


Collegiate Republic
Collegiate Republic

Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America

Sumner, Margaret

Collegiate Republic offers a compellingly different view of the first generation of college communities founded after the American Revolution. Such histories have...


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 Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
Nellis, Eric G., Cecere, Anne Decker

The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor constitutes the collection of the earliest and most complete set of records pertaining to poor relief...


Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court
Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court
Rogers, James R., Flemming, Roy B., Bond, Jon R.

Over the course of the past decade, the behavioral analysis of decisions by the Supreme Court has turned to game theory to gain new insights into this important institution in...


Running on the Record
Running on the Record

Civil War-Era Politics in New Hampshire

Renda, Lex

In this valuable study, Lex Renda uses retrospective voting theory—a quantitative political science model for assessing political allegiances—to explore the connections between...


Body and Soul
Body and Soul

A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism

Cox, Robert S.

A product of the "spiritual hothouse" of the Second Great Awakening, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in the nation during the 1850s, and one of the principal...


The Lawn
The Lawn

A Guide to Jefferson's University

Hogan, Pendleton

"This extremely informative guide should prove useful even to those well acquainted with the University of Virginia campus. Other visitors to Charlottesville can rely upon it...


Civil War Talks
Civil War Talks

Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans

Bernard, George S., Newsome, Hampton, Horn, John, Selby, John G.

George S. Bernard was a Petersburg lawyer and member of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Over the course of his life, Bernard wrote extensively about...


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...


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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 22

1 August–21 October 1779

Washington, George, Huggins, Benjamin L.

Volume 22 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 1 Aug. through 21 Oct. 1779. As it begins, Washington is focused on expanding and strengthening the fortifications at West...


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