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The American Cauldron

Blackmon, Douglas A.

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


The Long Farewell
The Long Farewell

Americans Mourn the Death of George Washington

Kahler, Gerald E.

The news of the death of George Washington at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799, was reported to have been "felt as an electric shock throughout the union." Martha Washington...


Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage

Women Write about War

Mujica, Bárbara

From Homer to Tim O’Brien, war literature remains largely the domain of male writers, and traditional narratives imply that the burdens of war are carried by men. But women and...


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...


Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Decker, William Merrill, Harbert, Earl N.

For Henry Adams at the turn of the twentieth century, as for his successors in the twenty-first, the relation of mind to a world remade by technology and geopolitical conflict...


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...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

Governor Francis Bernard's historical reputation rests on his role in pushing the American colonists toward revolution. Bernard was the kind of government official without whom...


Harry Byrd of Virginia
Harry Byrd of Virginia
Heinemann, Ronald L.

This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator,...


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

1780–1782

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The second volume of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1780 with Jay’s arrival in Spain on his first diplomatic mission abroad. It ends in June 1782 with...


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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Jordan's Point, Virginia
Jordan's Point, Virginia

Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times

McCartney, Martha W.

Jordan’s Point, a nearly triangular promontory in the James River, is situated in Prince George County, just east of the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. A broad...


Counting on the Latino Vote
Counting on the Latino Vote

Latinos as a New Electorate

DeSipio, Louis

Latinos, along with other new immigrants, are not being incorporated into U.S. politics as rapidly as their predecessors, raising concerns about political fragmentation along...


Immigration

Struggling over Borders

Milkis, Sidney M., Leblang, David

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


Collegiate Republic
Collegiate Republic

Cultivating an Ideal Society in Early America

Sumner, Margaret

Collegiate Republic offers a compellingly different view of the first generation of college communities founded after the American Revolution. Such histories have...


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...


His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

An examination of responses to John Brown and the Harper's Ferry Raid by prominent scholars: what different segments of American society made of Brown's attempt to foment a...


"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...


Jefferson Himself
Jefferson Himself

The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Mayo, Bernard

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The Geometry of Genocide
The Geometry of Genocide

A Study in Pure Sociology

Campbell, Bradley

In The Geometry of Genocide, Bradley Campbell argues that genocide is best understood not as deviant behavior but as social control—a response to perceived deviant...


Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Portnoy, Diane, Portnoy, Barry, Riggs, Charlie

The latest book from the Immigrant Learning Center addresses some of the most prominent immigrant groups and the most striking episodes of nativism in American history. The...


The View from the Bench and Chambers
The View from the Bench and Chambers

Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Bowie, Jennifer Barnes, Songer, Donald R., Szmer, John

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased...


The Road from Runnymede
The Road from Runnymede

Magna Carta and Constitutionalism in America

Howard, A. E. Dick

For the eight hundredth anniversary of the Magna Carta, the University of Virginia Press presents the first paperback edition of The Road from Runnymede by A. E. Dick...


The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
Towers, Frank

The role the rural South and its plantation system played in the secession of the Confederate states is well established, but historian Frank Towers contends that we should...


The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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