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Newest Born of Nations
Newest Born of Nations

European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy

Tucker, Ann L.

From the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism to the defeat of the Confederacy, analysis of European nationalist movements played a critical role in how southerners...


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...


Civil War Virginia
Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation

Robertson, James I., Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume...


Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall

Hall, Margaret, Higonnet, Margaret R.

In August 1918 a Massachusetts-born woman named Margaret Hall boarded a transport ship in New York City that would take her across the Atlantic to work with the American Red...


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...


The Presidency
The Presidency

Facing Constitutional Crossroads

Nelson, Michael, Perry, Barbara A.

Following the election of Donald Trump, the office of the U.S. president has come under scrutiny like never before. Featuring penetrating insights from high-profile...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 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...


Fatal Glory
Fatal Glory

Narciso Lopez and the First Clandestine U.S. War against Cuba

Chaffin, Tom

Until now, the story of Narciso Lopez's daring invasions of Cuba has remained one of the great lost sagas of American history. Wildly famous during the mid-nineteenth century...


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Arceneaux, Pamela D.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 8

January-March 1777

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 8 documents Washington's first winter at Morristown. Situated in the hills of north central New Jersey, Morristown offered protection against the British army...


Moments of Freedom
Moments of Freedom

Anthropology and Popular Culture

Fabian, Johannes

Johannes Fabian was one of the first anthropologists to introduce the concept of popular culture into the study of contemporary Africa. Drawing on his research in the Shaba...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 20

8 April-31 May 1779

Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 20 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 8 April to 31 May 1779. As it begins, Washington is gathering intelligence in preparation for a summer expedition...


A Deserving Brother

George Washington and Freemasonry

Tabbert, Mark A.

Like several of America’s founding fathers, George Washington was a Freemason. Yet Washington’s ties to the fraternity and the role it played in his life have never been widely...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 2

1 August 1801-28 February 1802

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

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...


Hometown Religion
Hometown Religion

Regimes of Coexistence in Early Modern Westphalia

Luebke, David M.

The pluralization of Christian religion was the defining fact of cultural life in sixteenth-century Europe. Everywhere they took root, ideas of evangelical reform disturbed the...


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...


Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Spahn, Hannah

Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative,...


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...


Racism in American Public Life
Racism in American Public Life

A Call to Action

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch

For some in our society, diversity is a threat. Others feel society should be more inclusive, if only out of fairness. But as Johnnetta Cole argues in her new book, embracing...


Selected Journals of Caroline Healey Dall
Dall, Caroline Healey, Deese, Helen R.

This second volume of selections from Caroline Healey Dall’s diary extends her story into the crucial period of her central role in the American women’s movement and her...


The Supreme Court Bar
The Supreme Court Bar

Legal Elites in the Washington Community

McGuire, Kevin T.

Who represents litigants in the Supreme Court of the United States? Kevin T. McGuire shows that the most sophisticated of them have the advantage of representation by an elite...


My Work among the Freedmen
My Work among the Freedmen

The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss

Buss, Harriet M., White, Jonathan W., Davis, Lydia J.

Between 1863 and 1871, Harriet M. Buss of Sterling, Massachusetts, taught former slaves in three different regions of the South, in coastal South Carolina, Norfolk, Virginia,...


A Fine Body of Men

The Orleans Light Horse, Louisiana Cavalry, 1861–1865

Moriarty, II, Donald Peter

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Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Becoming Men of Some Consequence

Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Ruddiman, John A.

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the...


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