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Recollections

The French Revolution of 1848 and Its Aftermath

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville’s Souvenirs was his extraordinarily lucid and trenchant analysis of the 1848 revolution in France. Despite its bravura passages and stylistic...


The Martinsville Seven
The Martinsville Seven

Race, Rape, and Capital Punishment

Rise, Eric W.

This book offers the first comprehensive treatment of the case of the Martinsville Seven, a group of young black men executed in 1951 for the rape of a white woman in...


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...


The Business of May Next
The Business of May Next

James Madison and the Founding

Miller, William Lee

"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and...some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 1

June-September 1775

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Revolutionary War Series begins with Washington's address of 16 June 1775 accepting command of the Continental army and continues to the middle of September...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


Enlightenment Underground
Enlightenment Underground

Radical Germany, 1680-1720

Mulsow, Martin

Online supplement, "Mulsow: Additions to Notes drawn from the 2002 edition of Moderne aus dem Untergrund": full versions of nearly 300 notes that were...


A Notorious Woman
A Notorious Woman

Anne Royall in Jacksonian America

Clapp, Elizabeth J.

During her long career as a public figure in Jacksonian America, Anne Royall was called everything from an "enemy of religion" to a "Jackson man" to a "common scold." In her...


James Monroe
James Monroe

The Quest for National Identity

Ammon, Harry

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army,...


The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
Betts, Edwin Morris

Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer; it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. The letters here are not limited strictly to...


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...


Becoming Lincoln
Becoming Lincoln
Freehling, William W.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Lincoln Prize

Previous biographies of Abraham Lincoln—universally acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents—have typically focused...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 9

1 February-30 June 1805

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Johnson, Mary Parke, Harbury, Katharine E.

During the five months covered in this volume, James Madison attended Jefferson’s second inauguration, continued staffing territorial governments for the Orleans and Louisiana...


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...


Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
Mad Princes of Renaissance Germany
Midelfort, H. C. Erik

During the sixteenth century close to thirty German dukes, landgraves, and counts, plus one Holy Roman emperor, were known as mad- so mentally disordered that serious steps had...


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,...


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 Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"
"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"

George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Thompson, Mary V.

George Washington’s life has been scrutinized by historians over the past three centuries, but the day-to-day lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved workers, who left few written...


Early Modern Virginia
Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Bradburn, Douglas, Coombs, John C.

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in...


The Edge of The South
The Edge of The South
Ayers, Edward L.

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The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

The second volume of The Papers of Francis Bernard records the reaction of the royal governor of colonial Massachusetts to the tumultuous events surrounding the passage...


The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye
The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye

Portraits for the People, 1800–1809

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr.

An important contribtion to iconographic studies of the presidency, this book employs an innovative approach. Sixty engraving, medal and silhousettes illustrate the images of...


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...


Hot Potato
Hot Potato

How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America's Game Forever

Kuska, Bob

"The players today are much better than we were.... But there is one thing that we could do better. We could pass the ball better than they can now. Man, we used to pass that...


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