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Bathed in Blood
Bathed in Blood

Hunting and Mastery in the Old South

Proctor, Nicolas W.

The hunt, like the church, courthouse, and family, played an integral role in southern society and culture during the antebellum era. Regardless of color or class, southern men...


"Evil People"
"Evil People"

A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier

Dillinger, Johannes

Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons....


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January-September 1798

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

In the early months of 1798, Washington's correspondence relates mostly to such private concerns as the management of his Mount Vernon estate, his tenants in Virginia, his...


The Three Ages of the Italian Renaissance
Lopez, Robert S.

Mr. Lopez reinterprets the civilization of the High Renaissance in Italy as a dramatic succession of three ages: Youth, 1454-1494; Maturity, 1494-1527; Decline, 1527-1559. In...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


James Monroe
James Monroe

The Quest for National Identity

Ammon, Harry

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army,...


Massachusetts and the New Nation
Massachusetts and the New Nation
Wright, Conrad Edick

This collection of essays studies the role of a single state in the transformation of American life following the Revolutionary War. As the citizens of the state worked to...


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...


Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Engell, James, Dangerfield, Anthony

Since 1965 an increasing preoccupation with money has resulted in the inversion of its role in higher education, from a practical means to an end that crowds out all others. No...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1767-1769

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

The second volume of Thomas Hutchinson’s correspondence covers the years 1767 through 1769. In 1767, Charles Townshend's new taxes, in addition to his ambitious plans to...


Criminal Injustice
Criminal Injustice

Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia's Criminal Justice System

McNair, Glenn

Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System is the most comprehensive study of the criminal justice system of a slave state to date. McNair...


Jeffersonian Legacies
Jeffersonian Legacies
Onuf, Peter S.

On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and...


Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Jefferson and the Rights of Man
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

First Term, 1801-1805

Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Freedom's Promise
Freedom's Promise

Ex-Slave Families and Citizenship in the Age of Emancipation

Regosin, Elizabeth

Emancipation and the citizenship that followed conferred upon former slaves the right to create family relationships that were sanctioned, recognized, and regulated by the laws...


Confederate Visions
Confederate Visions

Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Imagined South in the Civil War

Binnington, Ian

Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions...


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,...


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...


Virginia's Civil War
Virginia's Civil War
Wallenstein, Peter, Wyatt-Brown, Bertram

The twenty essays collected here explore the Virginia story throughout the Civil War era. Some contributors examine Robert E. Lee and the issues confronting his men, such as...


Harry Byrd of Virginia
Harry Byrd of Virginia
Heinemann, Ronald L.

This is the first full-scale biography of Harry Byrd Sr., one of the most influential politicians of this century. His fascinating career as Virginia governor, U.S. senator,...


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...


George and Martha Washington
George and Martha Washington

Portraits from the Presidential Years

Miles, Ellen G.

RESPONDING TO a near-constant flow of requests, George and Martha Washington sat for about two dozen portraits from 1789 to 1797, collected here in this elegantly illustrated...


Designing Dixie
Designing Dixie

Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

Hillyer, Reiko

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that...


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...


Miles to Go
Miles to Go

Aging in Rural Virginia

Garrett, Susan

You can drive out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in any direction and within ten minutes find yourself in third-world rural poverty. In 1988, University of Virginia academics...


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