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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 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...


Revolutionary Negotiations
Revolutionary Negotiations

Indians, Empires, and Diplomats in the Founding of America

Sadosky, Leonard J.

Revolutionary Negotiations examines early American diplomatic negotiations with both the European powers and the various American Indian nations from the 1740s through...


Soldier and Scholar
Soldier and Scholar

Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve and the Civil War

Briggs, Ward W., Jr.

One of America's greatest classical scholars, Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831-1924) was also a Civil War journalist. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, and a self-described "...


DeTocqueville and the French Translated by Beth G Raps
DeTocqueville and the French Translated by Beth G Raps
Melonio, Francoise

With his lifelong examination of the relation between freedom and equality in modern societies, Alexis de Tocqueville is the most widely shared icon of Franco-American...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January 1761-June 1767

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March-August 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 10 of the Presidential Series continues the fourth chronological series of The Papers of George Washington. The Presidential Series, when complete, will cover the eight...


Mapping Virginia
Mapping Virginia

From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

Wooldridge, William C.

(Note: The limited deluxe edition of Mapping Virginia has sold out.)

As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American...


From Jamestown to Jefferson
From Jamestown to Jefferson

The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia

Rasor, Paul, Bond, Richard E.

From Jamestown to Jefferson sheds new light on the contexts surrounding Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom—and on the emergence of the American...


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

June 1767-December 1771

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


The Big House after Slavery
The Big House after Slavery

Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment

Morsman, Amy Feely

The Big House after Slavery examines the economic, social, and political challenges that Virginia planter families faced following Confederate defeat and emancipation....


The Presidency of George Washington
The Presidency of George Washington
Warren, Jack D., Jr.

In the first specialized study of the Washington presidency published in a generation, the historian Jack D. Warren Jr. outlines the first president’s practical accomplishments...


Segregation's Science
Segregation's Science

Eugenics and Society in Virginia

Dorr, Gregory Michael

Blending social, intellectual, legal, medical, gender, and cultural history, Segregation's Science: Eugenics and Society in Virginia examines how eugenic theory and...


Finding Justice
Finding Justice

A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642

Battaglia, Lynne A.

Although women were not officially permitted to practice law in Maryland until 1902, when they were first able to sit for the bar exam, the history of women acting as lawyers...


Settler Jamaica in the 1750s
Settler Jamaica in the 1750s

A Social Portrait

Greene, Jack P.

By the mid-eighteenth century, observers of the emerging overseas British Empire thought that Jamaica—in addition to being the largest British colony in the West Indies—was the...


Swift to Wrath
Swift to Wrath

Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

Carrigan, William D., Waldrep, Christopher

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in...


Jefferson Himself
Jefferson Himself

The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Mayo, Bernard

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Establishing Religious Freedom
Establishing Religious Freedom

Jefferson's Statute in Virginia

Buckley, Thomas E.

The significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

July 1786-December 1789

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...


Merely Judgment
Merely Judgment

Ignoring, Evading, and Trumping the Supreme Court

Sweet, Martin J.

Merely Judgment uses affirmative action in government contracting, legislative vetoes, flag burning, hate speech, and school prayer as windows for understanding how...


The Limits of Optimism
The Limits of Optimism

Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment

Valsania, Maurizio

The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson’s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson’s...


Founding Friendship
Founding Friendship

George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic

Leibiger, Stuart

Although the friendship between George Washington and James Madison was eclipsed in the early 1790s by the alliances of Madison with Jefferson and Washington with Hamilton,...


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...


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...


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