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The Papers of John Marshall Digital Edition
The Papers of John Marshall Digital Edition
Hobson, Charles F.

 

John Marshall was the longest-serving chief justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, with a tenure lasting more than three decades. He was also arguably the most influential...


"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"
"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"

George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Thompson, Mary V.

George Washington’s life has been scrutinized by historians over the past three centuries, but the day-to-day lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved workers, who left few written...


Transient and Permanent
Transient and Permanent

The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts

Wright, Conrad Edick

Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars, this insightful collection provides the best recent writing on the Transcendentalists, the New England religious reformers and...


George Washington
George Washington

First in War

Palmer, Dave R.

George Washington’s long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War; it culminated in the role...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 3

May 1785-March 1786

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

Volume Three of the Confederation Series of The Papers of George Washington spans the year between May 1785 and April 1786, described by Washington's biographer Douglas...


The Enemy Within
The Enemy Within

Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North

Smith, Michael Thomas

Stoked by a series of major scandals, popular fears of corruption in the Civil War North provide a unique window into Northern culture in the Civil War era. In The Enemy...


The Tyranny of Printers
The Tyranny of Printers

Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic

Pasley, Jeffrey L.

Although frequently attacked for their partisanship and undue political influence, the American media of today are objective and relatively ineffectual compared to their...


His Soul Goes Marching On
His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 3

1 March 1802-6 October 1802

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., 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...


The Virginia Germans
The Virginia Germans
Wust, Klaus

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Across the Continent
Across the Continent

Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America

Onuf, Peter S., Hantman, Jeffrey L., Seefeldt, Douglas

An obscure undertaking in its own time, the Lewis and Clark expedition has grown in the American imagination, acquiring an almost mythic stature. Arriving as the country...


Scandal at Bizarre
Scandal at Bizarre

Rumor and Reputation in Jefferson's America

Kierner, Cynthia A.

In the early 1790s Richard Randolph was accused of fathering a child by his sister-in-law, Nancy, and murdering the baby shortly after its birth. Rumors about the incident,...


Capital and Convict
Capital and Convict

Race, Region, and Punishment in Post–Civil War America

Kamerling, Henry

Both in the popular imagination and in academic discourse, North and South are presented as fundamentally divergent penal systems in the aftermath of the Civil War, a...


The Adams Papers Digital Edition
The Adams Papers Digital Edition
Taylor, C. James

One of the outstanding documentary editions in American scholarship, The Adams Papers collects the correspondence and other significant papers of our nation's first...


A Notorious Woman
A Notorious Woman

Anne Royall in Jacksonian America

Clapp, Elizabeth J.

During her long career as a public figure in Jacksonian America, Anne Royall was called everything from an "enemy of religion" to a "Jackson man" to a "common scold." In her...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1788–1794

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 5 opens with John Jay taking a leave of absence from his post as secretary for foreign affairs to serve as a delegate to the New York Ratifying Convention. Following Jay...


Rome Reborn on Western Shores
Rome Reborn on Western Shores

Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic

Shalev, Eran

Rome Reborn on Western Shores examines the literature of the Revolutionary era to explore the ways in which American patriots employed the classics and to assess...


Confounding Father
Confounding Father

Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a...


The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition
Crackel, Theodore J.

All 59 volumes of the celebrated print edition published through 2009, encompassing five series and the complete diaries, are now available in one XML-based publication. Users...


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...


Running on the Record
Running on the Record

Civil War-Era Politics in New Hampshire

Renda, Lex

In this valuable study, Lex Renda uses retrospective voting theory—a quantitative political science model for assessing political allegiances—to explore the connections between...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 Oct. 1795–31 March 1796

Washington, George

Volume 19 of the Presidential Series (October 1795 through March 1796) features the final stages of the controversy about the 1794 Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation...


A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War
A Young Virginia Boatman Navigates the Civil War

The Journals of George Randolph Wood

Wood, George Randolph, Molineux, Will

George Randolph Wood filled several journal books with personal remembrances of life in nineteenth-century Hampton, Virginia; particularly of his experiences aboard river and...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 5

16 May-31 October 1803

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Daigle, Bradley J.

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...


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