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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...


Navigating Neutrality
Navigating Neutrality

Early American Governance in the Turbulent Atlantic

Moats, Sandra A.

Navigating Neutrality explores the unexpected role George Washington’s 1793 Neutrality Proclamation played in energizing the U.S. government’s constitutional...


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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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...


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Gordon-Reed, Annette

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two...


"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"
"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"

Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775–1840

Koschnik, Albrecht

After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or...


Gabriel's Conspiracy
Gabriel's Conspiracy

A Documentary History

Schwarz, Philip J.

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and...


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...


The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison
The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison
Mattern, David B., Shulman, Holly C.

From modest Quaker beginnings as the child of financially insecure parents and the wife of a stolid young lawyer to the excitement and challenges of life as the nation’s first...


Cosmopolitan Patriots
Cosmopolitan Patriots

Americans in Paris in the Age of Revolution

Ziesche, Philipp

This truly transnational history reveals the important role of Americans abroad in the Age of Revolution, as well as providing an early example of the limits of American...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Government Proscribed

Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter J.

The essays in this collection set the Bill of Rights in context by tracing its historical lineages and establishing the political context for its adoption by the states. They...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1789-January 1790

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

Volume 4 covers the fall and early winter of 1789-90 and focuses on the problems facing the new administration. Many documents in this volume deal with the difficulties...


The Selected Papers of John Jay Digital Edition
The Selected Papers of John Jay Digital Edition
Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The careers of few figures in American history have encompassed as much as did John Jay’s. His accomplishments span pre- and post-Revolutionary history and extend into all...


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...


The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson
The Religious Life of Thomas Jefferson
Sanford, Charles B.

In this new study we have a comprehensive account of Jefferson's religious thought, one that provides information about his beliefs and practices that will help remove any...


Virginians Reborn
Virginians Reborn

Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century

Spangler, Jewel L.

For most of the colonial period, Virginia’s spiritual landscape was thoroughly dominated by the Church of England, which enjoyed a legal, and virtually unchallenged, monopoly...


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,...


Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

Chaffin, Tom

In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The...


South by Southwest
South by Southwest

Planter Emigration and Identity in the Slave South

Miller, James D.

Between 1815 and 1861 thousands of planters formed a unique emigrant group in American history. A slaveholding, landholding elite, southerners from Georgia and South Carolina...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Reputation and Legacy

Cogliano, Francis D.

In his probing new study, Francis Cogliano focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s relation to history, both as the context in which he lived, and as something he made considerable, and...


The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Digital Edition
Jefferson, Thomas, Looney, J. Jefferson, MacMillan, Liz B.

Crucial to our nation’s history as author of the Declaration of Independence and third president, Thomas Jefferson was also a major figure in the Enlightenment, representing...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 14Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 14 of the Revolutionary War Series opens on 1 March 1778 with Washington praising his troops for their "uncomplaining Patience during the scarcity of provisions in Camp...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1778-1786
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fourth volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as Massachusetts attorney general. Paine, best known as a signer of the Declaration of Independence,...


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