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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-...


The Wolf by the Ears
The Wolf by the Ears

Thomas Jefferson and Slavery

Miller, F. Thornton

This analysis of Jefferson's antislavery views and the actions to which they gave rise, the subject matter of The Wolf by the Ears, is necessarily episodic; while...


Preserving the White Man's Republic
Preserving the White Man's Republic

Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism

Lynn, Joshua A.

In Preserving the White Man’s Republic, Joshua Lynn reveals how the national Democratic Party rebranded majoritarian democracy and liberal individualism as conservative...


The Long Farewell
The Long Farewell

Americans Mourn the Death of George Washington

Kahler, Gerald E.

The news of the death of George Washington at Mount Vernon on December 14, 1799, was reported to have been "felt as an electric shock throughout the union." Martha Washington...


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

1782–1784

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

This volume opens in June 1782 with the arrival of John Jay in Paris to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiation of the peace treaty with Great Britain. Exploring Jay’s...


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...


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...


The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America
The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America

March 4, 1789–March 3, 1791

Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to...


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...


Jefferson Himself
Jefferson Himself

The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American

Mayo, Bernard

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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...


Distant Revolutions
Distant Revolutions

1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism

Roberts, Timothy Mason

Distant Revolutions: 1848 and the Challenge to American Exceptionalism is a study of American politics, culture, and foreign relations in the mid-nineteenth century,...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Draftsman of a Nation

Bober, Natalie S.

Thomas Jefferson’s was one of history’s greatest voices for the importance of individual freedom. His eloquence on this fundamental right became the cornerstone of our nation...


Washington's Government
Washington's Government

Charting the Origins of the Federal Administration

Edling, Max, Kastor, Peter J.

Washington’s Government shows how George Washington’s administration—the subject of remarkably little previous study—was both more dynamic and more uncertain than...


The Mind of a Patriot
The Mind of a Patriot

Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas

Hayes, Kevin J.

The Mind of a Patriot presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual "child of nature." This was the view of...


The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Onuf, Peter S.

In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our...


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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Civil War Talks
Civil War Talks

Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans

Bernard, George S., Newsome, Hampton, Horn, John, Selby, John G.

George S. Bernard was a Petersburg lawyer and member of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Over the course of his life, Bernard wrote extensively about...


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

1780–1782

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The second volume of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1780 with Jay’s arrival in Spain on his first diplomatic mission abroad. It ends in June 1782 with...


Criminal Injustice
Criminal Injustice

Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia's Criminal Justice System

McNair, Glenn

Criminal Injustice: Slaves and Free Blacks in Georgia’s Criminal Justice System is the most comprehensive study of the criminal justice system of a slave state to date. McNair...


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...


James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
James Madison's "Advice to My Country"
Mattern, David B.

Here is a ready reference to Madison’s thought, including his most perceptive observations on government and human nature. The compendium brings together excerpts from his...


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...


The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
Randolph, Sarah N.

This charmingly written record of the personal life of Thomas Jefferson is the work of Sarah N. Randolph, Jefferson's great-granddaughter. The volume deftly combines the...


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...


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