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Tigers in Africa
Tigers in Africa

Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope

Schrire, Carmel

A characteristically unconventional and engaging work, Carmel Schrire’s Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope interweaves such diverse themes as colonial...


Capital and Convict
Capital and Convict

Race, Region, and Punishment in Post–Civil War America

Kamerling, Henry

Both in the popular imagination and in academic discourse, North and South are presented as fundamentally divergent penal systems in the aftermath of the Civil War, a...


The Three Ages of the Italian Renaissance
Lopez, Robert S.

Mr. Lopez reinterprets the civilization of the High Renaissance in Italy as a dramatic succession of three ages: Youth, 1454-1494; Maturity, 1494-1527; Decline, 1527-1559. In...


"I, Too, Am America"
"I, Too, Am America"

Archaeological Studies of African-American Life

Singleton, Theresa A.

The moral mission archaeology set in motion by black activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought to tell the story of Americans, particularly African Americans, forgotten by the...


Governing the Commonwealth
Governing the Commonwealth
Dudley, Robert

Governing the Commonwealth provides middle-school students with an introduction to Virginia’s government: its structure, processes, powers, and scope. The middle-school...


Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Spahn, Hannah

Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative,...


Building the Bay Colony
Building the Bay Colony

Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts

mcwilliam, James E.

Historians often consider transatlantic trade and the export of staples to have been the driving forces behind economic development in virtually all of colonial America. In...


Faith and Race in American Political Life
Faith and Race in American Political Life
Jacobson, Robin Dale, Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Drawing on scholarship from an array of disciplines, this volume provides a deep and timely look at the intertwining of race and religion in American politics. The contributors...


From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
West, Stephen A.

In From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, Stephen A. West revises understandings of the American South by offering a new perspective on two iconic...


Dignity
Dignity
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand

Dignity is Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's compelling story of his three years of exile, from the coup that deposed him (September 30, 1991) to the U.N....


Native Americans and the Early Republic
Native Americans and the Early Republic
Hoxie, Frederick E.

At the 1795 treaty council that sealed Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in northwest Ohio, the Wyandot leader Tarhe spoke for the assembled Native leaders when he...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 5

16 May-31 October 1803

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Daigle, Bradley J.

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 Evil Necessity
The Evil Necessity

British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Brunsman, Denver

A fundamental component of Britain’s early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat—it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were...


The Fuggers of Augsburg
The Fuggers of Augsburg

Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany

Häberlein, Mark

As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous merchant family of the...


Blood from the Sky
Blood from the Sky

Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic

Jortner, Adam

In the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape—fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation....


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

The Journal of the Proceedings of the President 1793-1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

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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...


Lighting the Way
Lighting the Way

Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Public Policy

Rice, Douglas

Do our federal courts, including the Supreme Court, lead or merely implement public policy? This is a critical question in the study and practice of law, with a long history of...


The Bill of Rights, The Courts, and the Law
The Bill of Rights, The Courts, and the Law
Bearinger, David

The Bill of Rights, perhaps the single most important document in American history, has provided a strong and remarkably durable framework in which the limits of government,...


Louisa S. McCord
Louisa S. McCord

Selected Writings

Lounsbury, Richard C.

[Book description not available]


After Virginia Tech
After Virginia Tech

Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Kapsidelis, Thomas P.

In what has become the era of the mass shooting, we are routinely taken to scenes of terrible violence. Often neglected, however, is the long aftermath, including the efforts...


Buildings of Texas
Buildings of Texas

Central, South, and Gulf Coast

Moorhead, Gerald

The architectural history of Texas spans more than 300 years of European settlement and 10,000 years of habitation by native peoples. The incredibly diverse natural landscape...


Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


In and Out of the West
In and Out of the West

Reconstructing Anthropology

Godelier, Maurice

Is anthropology simply a continuation of colonial domination and cultural imperialism by other means, or has it--since its nineteenth-century rebirth as a purportedly...


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...


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