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Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Spee, Friedrich

In 1631, at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008...


Radical Reform
Radical Reform

Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina

Beckel, Deborah

Radical Reform describes a remarkable chapter in the American pro-democracy movement. It portrays the largely unknown leaders of the interracial Republican Party who...


The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within

Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North

Smith, Michael Thomas

Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In The Enemy...


Toward Stonewall
Toward Stonewall

Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World

Edsall, Nicholas C.

As recently as the 1970s, gay and lesbian history was a relatively unexplored field for serious scholars. The past quarter century, however, has seen enormous growth in gay and...


Daydreams and Nightmares
Daydreams and Nightmares

A Virginia Family Faces Secession and War

Tarter, Brent

The decision of the eventual Confederate states to secede from the Union set in motion perhaps the most dramatic chapter in American history, and one that has typically been...


Bringing Race Back In
Bringing Race Back In

Black Politicians, Deracialization, and Voting Behavior in the Age of Obama

Stout, Christopher T.

Bringing Race Back In empirically investigates whether "post-racial" campaign strategies, which are becoming increasingly common, improve black candidates’ ability to...


Pulpit and Nation
Pulpit and Nation

Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America

McBride, Spencer W.

In Pulpit and Nation, Spencer McBride highlights the importance of Protestant clergymen in early American political culture, elucidating the actual role of religion in...


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...


Unnatural Rebellion
Unnatural Rebellion

Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution

Chopra, Ruma

Thousands of British American mainland colonists rejected the War for American Independence. Shunning rebel violence as unnecessary, unlawful, and unnatural, they emphasized...


Running on the Record
Running on the Record

Civil War-Era Politics in New Hampshire

Renda, Lex

In this valuable study, Lex Renda uses retrospective voting theory—a quantitative political science model for assessing political allegiances—to explore the connections between...


First People
First People

The Early Indians of Virginia

Egloff, Keith, Woodward, Deborah

Incorporating recent events in the Native American community as well as additional information gleaned from publications and public resources, this newly redesigned and updated...


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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Clio's Consort
Clio's Consort

Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of The Massachusetts Historical Society

Tucker, Louis L.

Former Massachusetts Historical Society director Louis Leonard Tucker's Clio's Consort: Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society offers...


Mobilizing Opportunities
Mobilizing Opportunities

The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics

Ramírez, Ricardo

The growth of the Latino population is the most significant demographic shift in the United States today. Yet growth alone cannot explain this population’s increasing impact on...


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...


Seeing Jefferson Anew
Seeing Jefferson Anew

In His Time and Ours

Boles, John B., Hall, Randal L.

Thomas Jefferson’s ideas have been so important in shaping the character and aspirations of the United States that it has proven impossible to think about the state of the...


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...


The Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1816-1845

January 1843-May 1845

Moody, Robert F.

[Book description not available]


The View of the Courts from the Hill
The View of the Courts from the Hill

Interactions between Congress and the Federal Judiciary

Miller, Mark C.

The View of the Courts from the Hill explores the current interactions and relationship between the U.S. Congress and federal courts using a "governance as dialogue"...


A Warring Nation
A Warring Nation

Honor, Race, and Humiliation in America and Abroad

Wyatt-Brown, Bertram

In this culminating work of a long and distinguished career, historian Bertram Wyatt-Brown looks at the theme of honor—a subject on which he was the acknowledged expert—and...


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...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court,...


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...


Religious Freedom
Religious Freedom

Jefferson’s Legacy, America's Creed

Ragosta, John A.

For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First...


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