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Jamestown, the Truth Revealed
Jamestown, the Truth Revealed
Kelso, William M.

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were,...


Hometown Religion
Hometown Religion

Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia

Luebke, David M.

The pluralization of Christian religion was the defining fact of cultural life in sixteenth-century Europe. Everywhere they took root, ideas of evangelical reform disturbed the...


Showdown in Virginia
Showdown in Virginia

The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union

Freehling, William W., Simpson, Craig M.

In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny—their own and their nation’s. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a...


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...


Flowerdew Hundred
Flowerdew Hundred

The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864

Deetz, James

Deetz’s Flowerdew Hundred is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former plantation on the south side...


The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


Educated in Tyranny
Educated in Tyranny

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University

McInnis, Maurie D., von Daacke, Kirt, Nelson, Louis P., Ford, Benjamin

From the University of Virginia’s very inception, slavery was deeply woven into its fabric. Enslaved people first helped to construct and then later lived in the Academical...


Vicksburg, Southern City Under Siege

William Lovelace Foster’s Letter Describing the Defense and Surrender of the Confederate Fortress on the Mississippi

Urquhart, Kenneth Trist

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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...


"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
Billings, Warren M., Tarter, Brent

Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political...


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...


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