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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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1788-March 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Presidential Series covers the months immediately before Washinton's election. Opening in September 1788, at the point when it was certain that the Constitution...


Chasing Shadows
Chasing Shadows

The Nixon Tapes, the Chennault Affair, and the Origins of Watergate

Hughes, Ken

The break-in at Watergate and the cover-up that followed brought about the resignation of Richard Nixon, creating a political shockwave that reverberates to this day. But as...


The Founders on the Founders
The Founders on the Founders

Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era

Kaminski, John P.

"I never indeed thought him an honest, frank-dealing man, but considered him as a crooked gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim or stroke you could never be sure of."—...


In the Red and in the Black
In the Red and in the Black

Debt, Dishonor, and the Law in France between Revolutions

Vause, Erika

"The most dishonorable act that can dishonor a man." Such is Félix Grandet’s unsparing view of bankruptcy, adding that even a highway robber—who at least "risks his own life in...


Is Killing Wrong?
Is Killing Wrong?

A Study in Pure Sociology

Cooney, Mark

"Thou shalt not kill" is arguably the most basic moral and legal principle in any society. Yet while some killers are pilloried and punished, others are absolved and acquitted...


"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"
"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Stanton, Lucia C.

Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way...


The Jefferson Image in the American Mind
The Jefferson Image in the American Mind
Peterson, Merrill D.

Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's...


Jefferson's Fine Arts Library
Jefferson's Fine Arts Library

His Selections for the University of Virginia Together with His Own Architectural Books at Mon

O'Neal, William B.

This volume incudes chapters on the reconstruction of Jefferson' Fine Arts Library, Desiderata List, Jefferson's efforts to furnish the University's with a library in the fine...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 June-31 August 1793

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 13 of the Presidential Series documents the period from 1 June through 31 August 1793, a time when Washington focused his efforts as president on keeping the United...


The Invention of George Washington
The Invention of George Washington
Longmore, Paul K.

BY TRACING George Washington's deliberate development from colonial planter and soldier to republican icon, Paul Longmore answers the riddle of Washington's simultaneous fame...


Conceived in Crisis
Conceived in Crisis

The Revolutionary Creation of an American State

Pearl, Christopher R.

Conceived in Crisis argues that the American Revolution was not just the product of the Imperial Crisis, brought on by Parliament’s attempt to impose a new idea of...


Civil War Petersburg
Civil War Petersburg

Confederate City in the Crucible of War

Greene, A. Wilson

Few wartime cities in Virginia held more importance than Petersburg. Nonetheless, the city has, until now, lacked an adequate military history, let alone a history of the...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

1748-1765

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 6

1 November 1803-31 March 1804

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela

In the five-month period covered by this volume of the Secretary of State Series, Madison and Jefferson work jointly to acquire final possession of, and establish a preliminary...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 10

June-August 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 10 of the Revolutionary War Series opens with Washington headquartered at the Continental army's encampment at Middlebrook, New Jersey, about seven miles northeast of...


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...


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...


Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience
Reinterpreting New England Indians and the Colonial Experience
Calloway, Colin G., Salisbury, Neal

For the indigenous peoples of New England--the Abenaki, Mohegan, Mohican, Narragansett, Nipmuc, Passamaquoddy, Penobscot, Pequot, Schaghticoke, Wampanoag, and other tribal...


Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone

Pioneer of Woman's Rights

Blackwell, Alice Stone

Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification of the Nineteenth...


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...


American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety
American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety

Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States

Glickstein, Jonathan A.

The mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and...


Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


Martin's Hundred
Martin's Hundred
Noël Hume, Ivor

The author describes his archeological excavation of a seventeenth-century English settlement in Virginia and his discovery of evidence of the early colonial way of life.

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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...


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