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The Case for Identity Politics
The Case for Identity Politics

Polarization, Demographic Change, and Racial Appeals

Stout, Christopher T.

Following the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, many prominent scholars and political pundits argued that a successful Democratic Party in the...


Mongrel Nation
Mongrel Nation

The America Begotten by Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

Walker, Clarence E.

The debate over the affair between Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings rarely rises above the question of "Did they or didn’t they?" But lost in the argument over the existence...


Whispers of Rebellion
Whispers of Rebellion

Narrating Gabriel's Conspiracy

Nicholls, Michael L.

An ambitious but abortive plan to revolt that ended in the conviction and hanging of over two dozen men, Gabriel’s Conspiracy of 1800 sought nothing less than to capture the...


Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South
Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South

The Story of Koinonia Farm

K'meyer, Tracy Elaine

Now available in paperback, Tracy K'Meyer's book is a thoughtful and engaging portrait of Koinonia Farm, an interracial Christian cooperative founded in 1942 by two white...


To Live in the Center of the Moment
To Live in the Center of the Moment

Literary Autobiographies of Aging

Waxman, Barbara Frey

In To Live in the Center of the Moment, Barbara Frey Waxman examines the emergence of the evocative literature of aging and demonstrates how these autobiographies challenge...


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...


Faces of Community
Faces of Community

Immigrant Massachusetts 1860-2000

Ueda, Reed, Wright, Conrad Edick

For hundreds of thousands of immigrants, coming to Massachusetts has meant exchanging one community for another in multiple ways that are often overlooked. Whether home was...


Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Culture and Liberty in the Age of the American Revolution
Rozbicki, Michal Jan

In his new book, Michal Jan Rozbicki undertakes to bridge the gap between the political and the cultural histories of the American Revolution. Through a careful examination of...


The First Seventeen Years
The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

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Faith and Race in American Political Life
Faith and Race in American Political Life
Jacobson, Robin Dale, Wadsworth, Nancy D.

Drawing on scholarship from an array of disciplines, this volume provides a deep and timely look at the intertwining of race and religion in American politics. The contributors...


The American Revolution
The American Revolution
Bonwick, Colin

This book traces the development of the United States from the 1760s to the consolidation of the federal government during the 1790s. The author argues that the creation of the...


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."—...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris
The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

European Travels, 1794–1798

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

In October 1794, Gouverneur Morris, Jefferson’s successor as American minister to France, left Paris forever. A friend of George Washington and a major contributor to the...


"In the Hands of a Good Providence"
"In the Hands of a Good Providence"

Religion in the Life of George Washington

Thompson, Mary V.

Attempts by evangelical Christians to claim Washington and other founders as their own, and scholars' ongoing attempts to contradict these claims, are nothing new. Particularly...


Red Gentlemen and White Savages
Red Gentlemen and White Savages

Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier

Nichols, David Andrew

Red Gentlemen and White Savages argues that after the devastation of the American Revolutionary War, the main concern of Federalist and Indian leaders was not the...


Rival Visions
Rival Visions

How Jefferson and His Contemporaries Defined the Early American Republic

Gish, Dustin, Bibby, Andrew

The emergence of the early American republic as a new nation on the world stage conjured rival visions in the eyes of leading statesmen at home and attentive observers abroad....


The War Hits Home
The War Hits Home

The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia

Wills, Brian Steel

In 1863 Confederate forces under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, while scouring Southside Virginia for badly needed supplies, threatened the Union garrison in Suffolk. For...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

January 1790-December 1799

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...


Earnestly Contending
Earnestly Contending

Religious Freedom and Pluralism in Antebellum America

Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

In Earnestly Contending, Dickson Bruce examines the ways in which religious denominations and movements in antebellum America coped with the ideals of freedom and...


In and Out of the West
In and Out of the West

Reconstructing Anthropology

Godelier, Maurice

Is anthropology simply a continuation of colonial domination and cultural imperialism by other means, or has it--since its nineteenth-century rebirth as a purportedly...


Light and Liberty
Light and Liberty

Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Although Thomas Jefferson’s status as a champion of education is widely known, the essays in Light and Liberty make clear that his efforts to enlighten fellow citizens...


Communication

Getting the Message Across

Hemmer, Nicole

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

New York, 1799-1816

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

On January 5, 1799, a day that was "cold and like for Snow," Gouverneur Morris left the city of New York after dinner and then, as he recorded in his diary, went "to my House...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January 1761-June 1767

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


Nations, Markets, and War
Nations, Markets, and War

Modern History and the American Civil War

Onuf, Peter S., Onuf, Nicholas

In this provocative interdisciplinary study, Nicholas and Peter Onuf argue that the American Civil War was the first great war between modern nations, emerging from the...


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