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A Little Child Shall Lead Them
A Little Child Shall Lead Them

A Documentary Account of the Struggle for School Desegregation in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Daugherity, Brian J., Grogan, Brian

In the twentieth-century struggle for racial equality, there was perhaps no setting more fraught and contentious than the public schools of the American south. In Prince Edward...


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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Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Thomas Jefferson American Humanist
Lehman, Karl

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Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County

A Guide

Wolf, Thomas A.

Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the...


Peacebuilding through Dialogue
Peacebuilding through Dialogue

Education, Human Transformation, and Conflict Resolution

Stearns, Peter N.

This volume examines the many dimensions of dialogue as a key driver of peaceful personal and social change. While most people agree on the value of dialogue, few delve into...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1740-1766

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Dubrulle, Elizabeth

Thomas Hutchinson was the leading spokesman in colonial America for opposition to the Revolutionary movement. His logical and cogent prose as well as the stature he gained...


George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52
George Washington's Barbados Diary, 1751-52
Washington, George, Anderson, Alicia K., Price, Lynn A.

In the autumn of 1751, at the age of nineteen, George Washington sailed with his older half-brother Lawrence from Virginia to the Caribbean island of Barbados—the one and only...


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...


Dunmore's New World
Dunmore's New World

The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings

David, James Corbett

Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts a measure of scandal...


The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005

Preparing Men and Women for Leadership in Scientific Educational Work

Wilson, Eleanor Vernon

In 1905, as the University of Virginia inaugurated him as its first president, the revered southern educator Edwin Anderson Alderman proposed an education school, despite the...


Confounding Father
Confounding Father

Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a...


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Gordon-Reed, Annette

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two...


Women and Public Policies
Women and Public Policies

Reassessing Gender Politics

Gelb, Joyce, Palley, Marian Lief

Women and Public Policies, praised by Janet Boles as "the first attempt to deal with several women's policies in a systematic manner within a common framework," analyzes how...


Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 12

1 June 1806-31 October 1806

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

Volume 12 of the Secretary of State Series covers June through October 1806, during which Madison waited in vain for his diplomatic initiatives with Great Britain, Spain, and...


The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal
The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal

Essays after I'll Take My Stand

Bingham, Emily S., Underwood, Thomas A.

Scholars frequently assume that the Southern Agrarian movement was limited to the philosophy laid out in the landmark 1930 book I'll Take My Stand. Yet that work consisted...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 September-31 December 1793

Washington, George, Hoth, David R.

During the last four months of 1793, the period documented by volume 14 of the Presidential Series, George Washington and his administration remained chiefly involved with...


The True Geography of Our Country
The True Geography of Our Country

Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision

Kovarsky, Joel

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a...


Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America
Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America

Their Friendship and Their Travels

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which had just experienced...


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 Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 February 1820-26 February 1823

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

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 Unlikely Reformer
The Unlikely Reformer

Carter Glass and Financial Regulation

Fink, Matthew P.

Recently described as "the single most important lawmaker in the history of American finance," Carter Glass nonetheless remains a much misunderstood and overlooked figure in...


The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1949–1952

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

The 311 documents in this second volume of Eleanor Roosevelt’s papers trace her transformation into one of her era’s most prominent spokespersons for democracy, reveal her...


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