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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...


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...


Jefferson's Empire
Jefferson's Empire

The Language of American Nationhood

Onuf, Peter S.

Thomas Jefferson believed that the American revolution was a transformative moment in the history of political civilization. He hoped that his own efforts as a founding...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

July 1786-December 1789

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 Citizenship Revolution
The Citizenship Revolution

Politics and the Creation of the American Union, 1774-1804

Bradburn, Douglas

Most Americans believe that the ratification of the Constitution in 1788 marked the settlement of post-Revolutionary disputes over the meanings of rights, democracy, and...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fifth and final volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and covers the final years of his...


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...


Jefferson at Monticello
Jefferson at Monticello

Memoirs of a Monticello Slave and Jefferson at Monticello

Bear, James A., Jr.

Covering the years from 1781 into the 1820s, these valuable accounts remain the chief source of information about Thomas Jefferson's domestic and personal life, interests,...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March-August 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 10 of the Presidential Series continues the fourth chronological series of The Papers of George Washington. The Presidential Series, when complete, will cover the eight...


Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Dewey, Frank L.

At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia's highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson...


Revolutionary Outlaws
Revolutionary Outlaws

Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier

Bellesiles, Michael

In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a...


War upon Our Border
War upon Our Border

Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War

Rockenbach, Stephen I.

War upon Our Border examines the experiences of two Ohio River Valley communities during the turmoil and social upheaval of the American Civil War. Although on opposite...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 3

January-March 1776

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 3 covers the final months of the siege of Boston. It opens with General Washington proclaiming the commencement of the remodeled Continental army on New Year's Day 1776...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March 1774-June 1775 with Cumulative Index

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...


The Business of May Next
The Business of May Next

James Madison and the Founding

Miller, William Lee

"Good fortune offered this nation an unusual chance at ideal nation-forming and...some honorable leaders seized that chance," writes William Lee Miller in The Business of May...


The Constitution before the Judgment Seat
The Constitution before the Judgment Seat

The Prehistory and Ratification of the American Constitution, 1787–1791

Heideking, Jürgen, Kaminski, John P., Leffler, Richard

Originally published in German in 1988, the late Jürgen Heideking's exhaustive study of the debates over the ratification of the U.S. Constitution compares the methods used to...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 6

January- September 1788

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Beginning with the decision made early in 1787 to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer, Washington's papers in volume 6 of the series reveal him...


Between Sovereignty and Anarchy
Between Sovereignty and Anarchy

The Politics of Violence in the American Revolutionary Era

Griffin, Patrick, Ingram, Robert G., Onuf, Peter S., Schoen, Brian

Between Sovereignty and Anarchy considers the conceptual and political problem of violence in the early modern Anglo-Atlantic, charting an innovative approach to the...


George Washington and Native Americans
George Washington and Native Americans

"Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life"

Harless, Richard

George Washington had contact with Native Americans throughout most of his life. His first encounter as a teenager left him with the impression that they were nothing more than...


"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...


The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
The Dolley Madison Digital Edition
Shulman, Holly C.

Containing over 2,400 letters, with another thousand letters to follow in periodic updates, this XML-based archive allows users to perform simple or advanced searches by period...


Practicing Democracy
Practicing Democracy

Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War

Peart, Daniel, Smith, Adam I. P.

In Practicing Democracy, eleven historians challenge conventional narratives of democratization in the early United States, offering new perspectives on the period...


Amelioration and Empire

Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas

Dierksheide, Christa

Christa Dierksheide argues that "enlightened" slaveowners in the British Caribbean and the American South, neither backward reactionaries nor freedom-loving hypocrites, thought...


In Debt To Shay's
In Debt To Shay's

The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion

Gross, Robert A.

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