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Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act of the following year, totally transformed the shape of American race relations. Supporters of the Civil...


Citizens of a Common Intellectual Homeland
Citizens of a Common Intellectual Homeland

The Transatlantic Origins of American Democracy and Nationhood

Mattes, Armin

Notions of democracy and nationhood constitute the pivotal legacy of the American Revolution, but to understand their development one must move beyond a purely American context...


Ambivalent Miracles
Ambivalent Miracles

Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing

Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Over the past three decades, American evangelical Christians have undergone unexpected, progressive shifts in the area of race relations, culminating in a national movement...


Amelioration and Empire

Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

Dierksheide, Christa

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought...


Averting Doomsday
Averting Doomsday

Arms Control during the Nixon Presidency

Garrity, Patrick J., Mahan, Erin R.

In the controversial legacy of the Nixon presidency, the administration’s effort to curb and control the spread of the world’s weapons of mass destruction is often overlooked....


The Haitian Declaration of Independence
The Haitian Declaration of Independence

Creation, Context, and Legacy

Gaffield, Julia

While the Age of Revolution has long been associated with the French and American Revolutions, increasing attention is being paid to the Haitian Revolution as the third great...


Avoiding War with China
Avoiding War with China

Two Nations, One World

Etzioni, Amitai

Are the United States and China on a collision course? In response to remarks made by Donald Trump’s secretary of state, China’s state-run newspaper Global Times...


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...


Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Jordan, Ervin L., Jr.

On the eve of the Civil War, more Afircan-Americans lived in Virginia than in any other state- 490,000 slaves and 59,000 free blacks- and they were active participants in the...


John Brown
John Brown

The Legend Revisited

Peterson, Merrill D.

Few figures hold as mythic a place in America's historical consciousness as John Brown. A fervent abolitionist, his New England reserve tempered by a childhood on the Ohio...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1740-1766

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Dubrulle, Elizabeth

Thomas Hutchinson was the leading spokesman in colonial America for opposition to the Revolutionary movement. His logical and cogent prose as well as the stature he gained...


Trump
Trump

The First Two Years

Nelson, Michael

On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s presidency, Michael Nelson, one of our finest and most objective presidential scholars, published Trump’s First Year, a...


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...


Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


Partners or Rivals?
Partners or Rivals?

Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia

The emerging demographic and political presence of Latinos in the United States has moved the discussion of race relations beyond the terms of black and white. Using a variety...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 11

August-October 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11 of the Revolutionary War Series contains correspondence, orders, and other documents covering one of the most militarily active periods of the war. The volume begins...


From Independence to the U.S. Constitution

Reconsidering the Critical Period of American History

Bradburn, Douglas, Pearl, Christopher R.

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The Papers of Francis Bernard
The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

Sir Francis Bernard (1712-1779), royal governor of colonial Massachusetts from 1760 to 1769, witnessed the rapid dissipation of happy sentiment stemming from Anglo-American...


A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War
A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War

The Journals of George Randolph Wood

Wood, George Randolph, Molineux, Will

George Randolph Wood filled several journal books with personal remembrances of life in nineteenth-century Hampton, Virginia; particularly of his experiences aboard river and...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

1748-1765

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


Crucible
Crucible

The President's First Year

Nelson, Michael, Chidester, Jeffrey L., Georgakis Abbott, Stefanie

Is the presidency a position one must learn on the job, or can one learn from others’ experience? No common thread runs through the list of forty-five presidents; no playbook...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Draftsman of a Nation

Bober, Natalie S.

Thomas Jefferson’s was one of history’s greatest voices for the importance of individual freedom. His eloquence on this fundamental right became the cornerstone of our nation...


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...


Massachusetts and the New Nation
Massachusetts and the New Nation
Wright, Conrad Edick

This collection of essays studies the role of a single state in the transformation of American life following the Revolutionary War. As the citizens of the state worked to...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 October 1809-2 November 1810

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeane Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

The thirteen months between October 1809 and September 1910 were dominated by foreign policy problems...


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