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Backlash
Backlash

Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne

Carnell, Rachel

A country bitterly divided between two political parties. Populist mobs rising in support of a reactionary rabble-rouser. Foreign interference in the political process....


Gold and Freedom
Gold and Freedom

The Political Economy of Reconstruction

Barreyre, Nicolas

Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle...


Reconstructing the Campus
Reconstructing the Campus

Higher Education and the American Civil War

Cohen, Michael David

The Civil War transformed American life. Not only did thousands of men die on battlefields and millions of slaves become free; cultural institutions reshaped themselves in the...


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
Tushnet, Mark

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the...


"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
"Esteemed Bookes of Lawe" and the Legal Culture of Early Virginia
Billings, Warren M., Tarter, Brent

Virginia men of law constituted one of the first learned professions in colonial America, and Virginia legal culture had an important and lasting impact on American political...


The Elections of 2020
The Elections of 2020
Nelson, Michael

The Elections of 2020 is a timely, comprehensive, scholarly, and engagingly written account of the 2020 elections. It features essays by an all-star team of political...


A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia
A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia

The 1590 Theodor de Bry Latin Edition

Hariot, Thomas

For more than 400 years, scholars from an array of disciplines have recognized Theodor de Bry’s 1590 edition of Thomas Hariot’s A briefe and true report of the new found land...


"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"
"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"

Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775–1840

Koschnik, Albrecht

After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 January-30 April 1794

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 15 documents the period from 1 January through 30 April 1794, a time when Washington continued to focus his efforts as president on preventing the United States from...


Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Rozbicki, Michal Jan

In his new book, Michal Jan Rozbicki undertakes to bridge the gap between the political and the cultural histories of the American Revolution. Through a careful examination of...


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...


The Mind of a Patriot
The Mind of a Patriot

Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas

Hayes, Kevin J.

The Mind of a Patriot presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual "child of nature." This was the view of...


Revolution in America
Revolution in America

Considerations and Comparisons

Higginbotham, Don

Our nation has produced comparatively few statesmen since the eighteenth century--only Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt seem to clearly qualify--whereas the American...


Fixing College Education
Fixing College Education

A New Curriculum for the Twenty-first Century

Muscatine, Charles

Since his early days at the University of California, Berkeley, when he was fired for refusing to sign a loyalty oath during the Red Scare, Charles Muscatine has been a...


The Moral Architecture of World Peace
The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

Cobban, Helena

In November 1998, eight visionary recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize gathered on the grounds of the University of Virginia for two days of extraordinary dialogue. From the...


Patriotism and Piety
Patriotism and Piety

Federalist Politics and Religious Struggle in the New American Nation

Den Hartog, Jonathan J.

In Patriotism and Piety, Jonathan Den Hartog argues that the question of how religion would function in American society was decided in the decades after the...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 October 1809-2 November 1810

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

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeane Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

The thirteen months between October 1809 and September 1910 were dominated by foreign policy problems...


Marching Masters
Marching Masters

Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War

Woodward, Colin Edward

The Confederate army went to war to defend a nation of slaveholding states, and although men rushed to recruiting stations for many reasons, they understood that the...


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...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-30 September 1795

Washington, George, Ebel, Carol S.

International issues occupy much of Washington's attention in volume 18 of the Presidential Series, which covers 1 April through 30 September 1795. Peace agreements were...


At the Picture Show
At the Picture Show

Small-Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture

Fuller, Kathryn H.

The motion picture industry in its earliest days seemed as ephemeral as the flickering images it produced. Considered an amusement fad even by their exhibitors, movies...


Ending the French Revolution
Ending the French Revolution

Violence, Justice, and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon

Brown, Howard G.

"Filled with critical insights, Brown’s revisionist study utilizes an impressive array of archival sources, some only recently cataloged, to support his thesis that the French...


Federalists Reconsidered
Federalists Reconsidered
Ben-Atar, Doron S., Oberg, Barbara B.

These essays demonstrate that American political culture was fashioned in a dialogue between Federalists and Jeffersonians. They portray an active Federalist coalition that...


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