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Escapade
Scott, Evelyn

In 1913, at the age of nineteen, Elsie Dunn- later to be known as Evelyn Scott- turned her back on the genteel Southern world she was born into and ran off to Brazil with a...


Remaking Custom
Remaking Custom

Law and Identity in the Early American Republic

Pearson, Ellen Holmes

History has largely forgotten the writings, both public and private, of early nineteenth-century America’s legal scholars. However, Ellen Holmes Pearson argues that 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...


Apostles of Disunion
Apostles of Disunion

Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

Dew, Charles B.

In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade...


Shaman of Oberstdorf
Shaman of Oberstdorf

Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night

Behringer, Wolfgang

Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008...


Yuletide in Dixie
Yuletide in Dixie

Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory

May, Robert E.

How did enslaved African Americans in the Old South really experience Christmas? Did Christmastime provide slaves with a lengthy and jubilant respite from labor and the whip,...


The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
Horwitz, Robert H.

Contributors:

Joseph Cropsey * Benjamin R. Barber * Richard Hofstadter * Martin Diamond * Gordon S. Wood * Robert A. Goldwin * Wilson Carey McWilliams * Robert A. Dahl...


Statute Law in Colonial Virginia
Statute Law in Colonial Virginia

Governors, Assemblymen, and the Revisals That Forged the Old Dominion

Billings, Warren M.

Between 1632 and 1748, Virginia’s General Assembly revised the colony’s statutes seven times. These revisals provide an invaluable opportunity to gauge how governors,...


Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County

A Guide

Wolf, Thomas A.

Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1794–1798

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 6 opens with John Jay aboard the Ohio, bound for London in May 1794, to begin what will prove to be the most controversial mission of his career: the negotiation of the...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 12

October-December 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 12 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's unsuccessful efforts to capitalize on the American victory at Saratoga and his decision to encamp the...


Jefferson Himself
Jefferson Himself

The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Mayo, Bernard

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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...


The View of the Courts from the Hill
The View of the Courts from the Hill

Interactions between Congress and the Federal Judiciary

Miller, Mark C.

The View of the Courts from the Hill explores the current interactions and relationship between the U.S. Congress and federal courts using a "governance as dialogue"...


Moments of Freedom
Moments of Freedom

Anthropology and Popular Culture

Fabian, Johannes

Johannes Fabian was one of the first anthropologists to introduce the concept of popular culture into the study of contemporary Africa. Drawing on his research in the Shaba...


The Making of a Racist
The Making of a Racist

A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade

Dew, Charles B.

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which...


The Virginia Adventure
The Virginia Adventure

Roanoke to James Towne

Noël Hume, Ivor

In The Virginia Adventure, Noel Hume turns his attention to the two earliest English settlements in Virginia, Roanoke and James Towne, with fascinating results. Combining...


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 Business of May Next
The Business of May Next

James Madison and the Founding

Miller, William Lee

"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and...some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May...


Light and Liberty
Light and Liberty

Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Although Thomas Jefferson’s status as a champion of education is widely known, the essays in Light and Liberty make clear that his efforts to enlighten fellow citizens...


Weevils in the Wheat
Weevils in the Wheat

Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves

Perdue, Charles L., Jr., Barden, Thomas E.

Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, these interviews with one-time Virginia slaves provide a clear window into what it was like to be enslaved...


Gun Culture in Early Modern England
Gun Culture in Early Modern England
Schwoerer, Lois G.

Guns had an enormous impact on the social, economic, cultural, and political lives of civilian men, women, and children of all social strata in early modern England. In this...


The Work of the Heart
The Work of the Heart

Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830

Blauvelt, Martha Tomhave

How did young American women construct and express their emotions between 1780 and 1830? Before Oprah and therapy, how did they reconcile society’s demanding and often...


First People
First People

The Early Indians of Virginia

Egloff, Keith, Woodward, Deborah

Incorporating recent events in the Native American community as well as additional information gleaned from publications and public resources, this newly redesigned and updated...


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