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New Views of New England
New Views of New England

Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830

McNamara, Martha J., Barnhill, Georgia B.

Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays will introduce the reader to a rich, surprising, thought-provoking, and entirely new view of early New England. Eleven essays...


Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson
Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson

The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy

Cooper, John Milton, Knock, Thomas J.

Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy seeks to explore how the collision of races shaped American democracy in the lives, thought,...


The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
Towers, Frank

The role the rural South and its plantation system played in the secession of the Confederate states is well established, but historian Frank Towers contends that we should...


Revolutionary Prophecies
Revolutionary Prophecies

The Founders and America’s Future

McDonald, Robert M. S., Onuf, Peter S.

The America of the early republic was built on an experiment, a hopeful prophecy that would only be fulfilled if an enlightened people could find its way through its past and...


"In the Hands of a Good Providence"
"In the Hands of a Good Providence"

Religion in the Life of George Washington

Thompson, Mary V.

Attempts by evangelical Christians to claim Washington and other founders as their own, and scholars' ongoing attempts to contradict these claims, are nothing new. Particularly...


People of the Founding Era
People of the Founding Era
Shulman, Holly C.

 

People of the Founding Era is a powerful new online resource that provides biographical information for thousands of individuals active during a crucial period...


The Founding of Thomas Jefferson's University
The Founding of Thomas Jefferson's University
Ragosta, John A., Onuf, Peter S., O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia was known as "The University" throughout the South for most of the nineteenth century, and today it stands...


Native Americans and the Early Republic
Native Americans and the Early Republic
Hoxie, Frederick E.

At the 1795 treaty council that sealed Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in northwest Ohio, the Wyandot leader Tarhe spoke for the assembled Native leaders when he...


George Washington Reconsidered
George Washington Reconsidered
Higginbotham, Don

George Washington, heroic general of the Revolution, master of Mount Vernon, and first president of the United States, remains the most enigmatic figure of the founding...


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...


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,...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 15Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 19 of the Revolutionary War Series documents Washington's activities during the winter and early spring of 1779, when the bulk of his army was encamped at Middlebrook,...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January-September 1798

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

In the early months of 1798, Washington's correspondence relates mostly to such private concerns as the management of his Mount Vernon estate, his tenants in Virginia, his...


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Sands, John O.

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction...


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...


Era of Experimentation
Era of Experimentation

American Political Practices in the Early Republic

Peart, Daniel

In Era of Experimentation, Daniel Peart challenges the pervasive assumption that the present-day political system, organized around two competing parties, represents the...


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...


Peace and the Peacemakers
Peace and the Peacemakers

The Treaty of 1783

Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter J.

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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 March-30 September 1809

Madison, James, Rutland, Robert A., Mason, Thomas A., Brugger, Robert J., Jones, Susannah H., Sisson, Jeanne K., Teute, Fredrika J.

Edited by Robert A. Rutland and Thomas A. Mason

Presidential style is an important attribute for holders of the nation's highest office, but the first volume of James...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March-December 1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

During the first ten months of Washington's retirement, Washington was, as he said, busier than ever before, breaking in a new farm manager, repairing and refurbishing long-...


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...


Nations, Markets, and War
Nations, Markets, and War

Modern History and the American Civil War

Onuf, Peter S., Onuf, Nicholas

In this provocative interdisciplinary study, Nicholas and Peter Onuf argue that the American Civil War was the first great war between modern nations, emerging from the...


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...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1817-1820

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

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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