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Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

Second Term, 1805-1809

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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From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

5 November 1811-9 July 1812

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Spangler, Jewel L., Barber, Ellen J., King, Martha J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeanne Kerr Cross, Jewel L. Spangler, Ellen J. Barber, Martha J. King, Anne Mandeville Colony, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

This fourth volume...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 4

April 1786-January 1787

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

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and improving his estate. Yet...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 4

April-June 1776

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

Volume 4 completes the documentary record of Washington's first year as commander in chief of the Continental army. It opens with his final preparations to leave Cambridge...


Educated in Tyranny
Educated in Tyranny

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s University

McInnis, Maurie D., von Daacke, Kirt, Nelson, Louis P., Ford, Benjamin

From the University of Virginia’s very inception, slavery was deeply woven into its fabric. Enslaved people first helped to construct and then later lived in the Academical...


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 George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 2

July 1784-May 1785

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

Volume 2 documents Washington's emergence as the extraordinarily active leader of the move to open the upper reaches of the Potomac to navigation and to use it to tie the fast-...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1788-March 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Presidential Series covers the months immediately before Washinton's election. Opening in September 1788, at the point when it was certain that the Constitution...


The Jefferson Image in the American Mind
The Jefferson Image in the American Mind
Peterson, Merrill D.

Since its publication in 1960, The Jefferson Image in the American Mind has become a classic of historical scholarship. In it Merrill D. Peterson charts Thomas Jefferson's...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 2

September-December 1775

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

This volume covers the middle months of the siege of Boston when George Washington faced the delicate task of disbanding one army and recruiting another, all within musket shot...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

1771–1775, 1780–1781

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 Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

22 September 1796-3 March 1797

Washington, George, Garbooshian-Huggins, Adrina

The concluding volume of the Presidential Series begins following the publication of Washington’s Farewell Address, which was circulated widely in newspapers and drew reactions...


Jefferson's Body
Jefferson's Body

A Corporeal Biography

Valsania, Maurizio

What did Thomas Jefferson look like? How did he carry himself? Such questions, reasonable to ask as we look back on a person who lived in an era before photography, are the...


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

1 September-31 December 1793

Washington, George, Hoth, David R.

During the last four months of 1793, the period documented by volume 14 of the Presidential Series, George Washington and his administration remained chiefly involved with...


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...


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...


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...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 October 1809-2 November 1810

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeane Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

The thirteen months between October 1809 and September 1910 were dominated by foreign policy problems...


The Papers of Abraham Lincoln
The Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Legal Documents and Cases

Lincoln, Abraham, Stowell, Daniel W.

Many in politics began their careers in the law; no one has cut such a distinguished path in this regard as Abraham Lincoln. Before his presidency, from 1836 to 1861, Lincoln...


Blood from the Sky
Blood from the Sky

Miracles and Politics in the Early American Republic

Jortner, Adam

In the decades following the Revolution, the supernatural exploded across the American landscape—fabulous reports of healings, exorcisms, magic, and angels crossed the nation....


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1758-December 1760

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

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...


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