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Advertising the Self in Renaissance France
Advertising the Self in Renaissance France

Lemaire, Marot, and Rabelais

Francis, Scott

Advertising the Self in Renaissance France explores how authors and readers are represented in printed editions of three major literary figures: Jean Lemaire de Belges...


Indian Captivity in Spanish America
Indian Captivity in Spanish America

Frontier Narratives

Operé, Fernando

Even before the arrival of Europeans to the Americas, the practice of taking captives was widespread among Native Americans. Indians took captives for many reasons: to replace—...


Racism in American Public Life
Racism in American Public Life

A Call to Action

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch

For some in our society, diversity is a threat. Others feel society should be more inclusive, if only out of fairness. But as Johnnetta Cole argues in her new book, embracing...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris
The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

European Travels, 1794–1798

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

In October 1794, Gouverneur Morris, Jefferson’s successor as American minister to France, left Paris forever. A friend of George Washington and a major contributor to the...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 1

4 March-31 July 1801

Madison, James, Brugger, Robert J., Crout, Robert Rhodes, Dowdy, Dru, Rutland, Robert A., Sisson, Jeanne K.

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...


Freedom's Promise
Freedom's Promise

Ex-Slave Families and Citizenship in the Age of Emancipation

Regosin, Elizabeth

Emancipation and the citizenship that followed conferred upon former slaves the right to create family relationships that were sanctioned, recognized, and regulated by the laws...


Gabriel's Conspiracy
Gabriel's Conspiracy

A Documentary History

Schwarz, Philip J.

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and...


Belzoni
Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Noël Hume, Ivor

The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824) was all of these...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 2

September-December 1775

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

This volume covers the middle months of the siege of Boston when George Washington faced the delicate task of disbanding one army and recruiting another, all within musket shot...


With the Hammer of Truth

James Thomson Callender and America's Early National Heroes

Durey, Michael

James Thomson Callender earned an infamous reputation as one of the first muckraking journalists in America, resulting largely from his character assassinations of George...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


In Debt To Shay's
In Debt To Shay's

The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion

Gross, Robert A.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 18

1 November 1778-14 January 1779

Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 18 of the Revolutionary War Series covers the period 1 November 1778 through 14 January 1779. It begins with George Washington at Fredericksburg, New York, watching New...


Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Lehman, Karl

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