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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

10 July 1812 – 7 February 1813

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., King, Martha J., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela, Spangler, Jewel L.

The Papers of James MadisonPresidential Series, Volume 5

10 July 1812–7 February 1813

Edited by J. C. A. Stagg, Martha J. King, Ellen J. Barber, Anne Mandeville...


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...


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...


The First Seventeen Years
The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

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Scandal at Bizarre
Scandal at Bizarre

Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

Kierner, Cynthia A.

In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident,...


Handcuffs and Chain Link
Handcuffs and Chain Link

Criminalizing the Undocumented in America

Gonzalez O'Brien, Benjamin

Handcuffs and Chain Link enters the immigration debate by addressing one of its most controversial aspects: the criminalization both of extralegal immigration to the...


Revolutionary Prophecies
Revolutionary Prophecies

The Founders and America’s Future

McDonald, Robert M. S., Onuf, Peter S.

The America of the early republic was built on an experiment, a hopeful prophecy that would only be fulfilled if an enlightened people could find its way through its past and...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-30 September 1795

Washington, George, Ebel, Carol S.

International issues occupy much of Washington's attention in volume 18 of the Presidential Series, which covers 1 April through 30 September 1795. Peace agreements were...


Women in the American Revolution
Women in the American Revolution

Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Oberg, Barbara B.

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays...


Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Decker, William Merrill, Harbert, Earl N.

For Henry Adams at the turn of the twentieth century, as for his successors in the twenty-first, the relation of mind to a world remade by technology and geopolitical conflict...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

June-September 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 3 covers most of the summer of 1789 and focuses primarily on the problems facing the new administration. Because of the president's serious illness during this period, a...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-21 September 1796

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ferraro, William M.

Throughout volume 20 of the Presidential Series, George Washington looked forward to retirement from public life, preparing a farewell address to announce his intention and...


Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Living and Dying at Murray Manor
Living and Dying at Murray Manor
Gubrium, Jaber F.

Living and Dying at Murray Manor is a classic text that documents how the "work" of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. Jaber F. Gubrium spent several months at a...


Crucible of the Civil War
Crucible of the Civil War

Virginia from Secession to Commemoration

Ayers, Edward L., Gallagher, Gary W., Torget, Andrew J.

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within...


Bloody Promenade
Bloody Promenade

Reflections on a Civil War Battle

Cushman, Stephen

On 5 and 6 May 1864, the Union and Confederate armies met near an unfinished railroad in central Virginia, with Lee outmanned and outgunned, hoping to force Grant to fight in...


Civil War Virginia
Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation

Robertson, James I., Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume...


The Tyranny of Printers
The Tyranny of Printers

Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

Pasley, Jeffrey L.

Although frequently attacked for their partisanship and undue political influence, the American media of today are objective and relatively ineffectual compared to their...


Designing Dixie
Designing Dixie

Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

Hillyer, Reiko

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Vol. III: 1774-1777

Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


George Washington and Native Americans
George Washington and Native Americans

"Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life"

Harless, Richard

George Washington had contact with Native Americans throughout most of his life. His first encounter as a teenager left him with the impression that they were nothing more than...


Miles to Go
Miles to Go

Aging in Rural Virginia

Garrett, Susan

You can drive out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in any direction and within ten minutes find yourself in third-world rural poverty. In 1988, University of Virginia academics...


Two Novels by Mary Chestnut.
Two Novels by Mary Chestnut.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin, Muhlenfeld, Elizabeth

As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated—and intellectually equipped—to record the...


Experiencing Mount Vernon
Experiencing Mount Vernon

Eyewitness Accounts, 1784–1865

Lee, Jean B.

George Washington, acutely aware of the accomplishments and potential of the American Revolution, used his Mount Vernon estate both to preserve the memory of events that had...


George and Martha Washington
George and Martha Washington

Portraits from the Presidential Years

Miles, Ellen G.

RESPONDING TO a near-constant flow of requests, George and Martha Washington sat for about two dozen portraits from 1789 to 1797, collected here in this elegantly illustrated...


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