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Flowerdew Hundred
Flowerdew Hundred

The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864

Deetz, James

Deetz’s Flowerdew Hundred is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former plantation on the south side...


War upon Our Border
War upon Our Border

Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War

Rockenbach, Stephen I.

War upon Our Border examines the experiences of two Ohio River Valley communities during the turmoil and social upheaval of the American Civil War. Although on opposite...


The Worst Passions of Human Nature
The Worst Passions of Human Nature

White Supremacy in the Civil War North

Escott, Paul D.

The American North’s commitment to preventing a southern secession rooted in slaveholding suggests a society united in its opposition to slavery and racial inequality. The...


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

1785-1788

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 4 of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1785 as John Jay assumes office as secretary for foreign affairs and brings system and order to the long-...


The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
Randolph, Sarah N.

This charmingly written record of the personal life of Thomas Jefferson is the work of Sarah N. Randolph, Jefferson's great-granddaughter. The volume deftly combines the...


Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Becoming Men of Some Consequence

Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Ruddiman, John A.

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the...


Across the Continent
Across the Continent

Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America

Onuf, Peter S., Hantman, Jeffrey L., Seefeldt, Douglas

An obscure undertaking in its own time, the Lewis and Clark expedition has grown in the American imagination, acquiring an almost mythic stature. Arriving as the country...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 15Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 19 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's activities during the winter and early spring of 1779, when the bulk of his army was encamped at Middlebrook,...


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...


James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
Mattern, David B.

Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his...


Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774
Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774

A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion

Fithian, Philip Vickers

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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...


The First Republican Army
The First Republican Army

The Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War

Matsui, John H.

Although much is known about the political stance of the military at large during the Civil War, the political party affiliations of individual soldiers have received little...


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...


Empires of the Imagination
Empires of the Imagination

Transatlantic Histories of the Louisiana Purchase

Kastor, Peter J., Weil, François

Empires of the Imagination takes the Louisiana Purchase as a point of departure for a compelling new discussion of the interaction between France and the United States...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 3

1 March 1802-6 October 1802

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

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...


Realistic Visionary

A Portrait of George Washington

Henriques, Peter R.

In Realistic Visionary the renowned George Washington scholar Peter Henriques seeks to humanize the first president without diminishing him. Henriques’s Washington makes...


The Color of Power
The Color of Power

Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland

Douzet, Frédérick

The Color of Power is a fascinating examination of the changing politics of race in Oakland, California. Oakland has been at the forefront of California’s multicultural...


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...


Visitors to Monticello
Visitors to Monticello
Peterson, Merrill D.

Many visitors over the generations have recorded their impressions of Monticello and its creator. These writings, especialy those from Jefferson's lifetime, preserve important...


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...


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

1788–1794

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 5 opens with John Jay taking a leave of absence from his post as secretary for foreign affairs to serve as a delegate to the New York Ratifying Convention. Following Jay...


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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