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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 James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 10

1 July 1805-31 December 1805

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

During the six months covered in this volume, Madison contended with the failed negotiations between Spain and the United States to settle disputed boundaries, and the failure...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


Inventing American Modernism
Inventing American Modernism

Joseph Hudnut, Walter Gropius, and the Bauhaus Legacy at Harvard

Pearlman, Jill

From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the Harvard Graduate School of Design played a crucial role in shaping a new modern architecture and the modern city. Architects,...


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...


A History of Household Government in America
A History of Household Government in America
Shammas, Carole

What is household government? To the vast majority of those living in America from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century it was the government. The head of a household...


The Road from Runnymede
The Road from Runnymede

Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America

Howard, A. E. Dick

For the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, the University of Virginia Press presents the first paperback edition of The Road from Runnymede by A. E. Dick...


Four Fools in the Age of Reason
Four Fools in the Age of Reason

Laughter, Cruelty, and Power in Early Modern Germany

Outram, Dorinda

Unveiling the nearly lost world of the court fools of eighteenth-century Germany, Dorinda Outram shows that laughter was an essential instrument of power. Whether jovial or...


Jefferson's Fine Arts Library
Jefferson's Fine Arts Library

His Selections for the University of Virginia Together with His Own Architectural Books at Mon

O'Neal, William B.

This volume incudes chapters on the reconstruction of Jefferson' Fine Arts Library, Desiderata List, Jefferson's efforts to furnish the University's with a library in the fine...


This Glorious Struggle
This Glorious Struggle

George Washington's Revolutionary War Letters

Lengel, Edward G.

George Washington wrote an astonishing number of letters, both personal and professional. The majority—about 140,000 documents—are from his years as commander in chief during...


Faces of Community
Faces of Community

Immigrant Massachusetts 1860-2000

Ueda, Reed, Wright, Conrad Edick

For hundreds of thousands of immigrants, coming to Massachusetts has meant exchanging one community for another in multiple ways that are often overlooked. Whether home was...


To Live in the Center of the Moment
To Live in the Center of the Moment

Literary Autobiographies of Aging

Waxman, Barbara Frey

In To Live in the Center of the Moment, Barbara Frey Waxman examines the emergence of the evocative literature of aging and demonstrates how these autobiographies challenge...


From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


A Southern Practice
A Southern Practice

The Diary and Autobiography of Charles A Hentz, MD

Stowe, Steven

As a physician practicing in the rural South in the years leading up to and through the Civil War, Charles Arnould Hentz (1827-1894) lived in the midst of enormous changes in...


Re-Imagining Ireland
Re-Imagining Ireland

How a storied island is transforming its politics, economics, religious life, and culture for the 21st century

Wyndham, Andrew Higgins

Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-...


Irons in the Fire
Irons in the Fire

The Business History of the Tayloe Family and Virginia's Gentry, 1700–1860

Kamoie, Laura Croghan

Irons in the Fire chronicles the agricultural, industrial, and commercial activities of four generations of the Tayloe family of Northern Virginia, revealing a greater...


Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era
Justice Curtis in the Civil War Era

At the Crossroads of American Constitutionalism

Streichler, Stuart

During a career as both a lawyer and a Supreme Court justice, Benjamin R. Curtis addressed practically every major constitutional question of the mid-nineteenth century, making...


Face Value
Face Value

The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

Carson, Cary

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the social order had...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fourth volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as Massachusetts attorney general. Paine, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence,...


Thomas Jefferson's Military Academy
Thomas Jefferson's Military Academy

Founding West Point

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Why did Thomas Jefferson, who claimed to abhor war and fear standing armies, in 1802 establish the United States Military Academy? For more than two centuries this question has...


Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Wasby, Stephen L.

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the...


A Woman's War
A Woman's War

Southern Women, Civil War, and the Confederate Legacy

Campbell, Edward D. C., Jr., Rice, Kim S.

Enhanced by excerpts from primary documents as well as numerous illustrations, this collection of essays by some of the country’s most prominent Civil War historians intends to...


Colossal Ambitions
Colossal Ambitions

Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World

Brettle, Adrian

Leading politicians, diplomats, clerics, planters, farmers, manufacturers, and merchants preached a transformative, world-historical role for the Confederacy, persuading many...


Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


A "Topping People"
A "Topping People"

The Rise and Decline of Virginia's Old Political Elite, 1680-1790

Evans, Emory G.

A "Topping People" is the first comprehensive study of the political, economic, and social elite of colonial Virginia. Evans studies twenty-one leading families from...


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