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A History of the European Economy, 1000-2000
A History of the European Economy, 1000-2000
Crouzet, Francois

Considering Europe as a whole rather than as a mosaic of individual states, François Crouzet presents here an accessible, engaging history of the European economy during the...


Settler Jamaica in the 1750s
Settler Jamaica in the 1750s

A Social Portrait

Greene, Jack P.

By the mid-eighteenth century, observers of the emerging overseas British Empire thought that Jamaica—in addition to being the largest British colony in the West Indies—was the...


Massachusetts and the New Nation
Massachusetts and the New Nation
Wright, Conrad Edick

This collection of essays studies the role of a single state in the transformation of American life following the Revolutionary War. As the citizens of the state worked to...


Clio's Consort
Clio's Consort

Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of The Massachusetts Historical Society

Tucker, Louis L.

Former Massachusetts Historical Society director Louis Leonard Tucker's Clio's Consort: Jeremy Belknap and the Founding of the Massachusetts Historical Society offers...


What Time and Sadness Spared
What Time and Sadness Spared

Mother and Son Confront the Holocaust

Ben-Atar, Roma Nutkiewicz

Roma Ben-Atar resisted until late in life the urging of her family to share the memories of her Nazi-era experiences. The Holocaust exerted a dark pressure on all of their...


Earnestly Contending
Earnestly Contending

Religious Freedom and Pluralism in Antebellum America

Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

In Earnestly Contending, Dickson Bruce examines the ways in which religious denominations and movements in antebellum America coped with the ideals of freedom and...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Volume II: 1757-1774

Riley, Stephen T., Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


Mapping Virginia
Mapping Virginia

From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

Wooldridge, William C.

(Note: The limited deluxe edition of Mapping Virginia has sold out.)

As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American...


Witness to America's Past
Witness to America's Past

Two Centuries of Collecting by the Massachusetts Historical Society

MHS Staff

This fully illustrated catalog, published in 1991 to accompany the Massachusetts Historical Society's 200th-anniversary exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, provides...


Treasure in Heaven
Treasure in Heaven

The Holy Poor in Early Christianity

Brown, Peter R.

The "holy poor" have long maintained an elite status within Christianity. Differing from the "real" poor, these clergymen, teachers, and ascetics have historically been viewed...


Playfair
Playfair

The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

Berkowitz, Bruce

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are...


The Unlikely Reformer
The Unlikely Reformer

Carter Glass and Financial Regulation

Fink, Matthew P.

Recently described as "the single most important lawmaker in the history of American finance," Carter Glass nonetheless remains a much misunderstood and overlooked figure in...


Light and Liberty
Light and Liberty

Thomas Jefferson and the Power of Knowledge

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Although Thomas Jefferson’s status as a champion of education is widely known, the essays in Light and Liberty make clear that his efforts to enlighten fellow citizens...


Old World, New World
Old World, New World

America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson

Sadosky, Leonard J., Nicolaisen, Peter, Onuf, Peter S., O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Old World, New World: America and Europe in the Age of Jefferson grew out of workshops in Salzburg and Charlottesville sponsored by Monticello’s International Center...


Weevils in the Wheat
Weevils in the Wheat

Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves

Perdue, Charles L., Jr., Barden, Thomas E.

Taken from the records of the Federal Writers' Project of the 1930s, these interviews with one-time Virginia slaves provide a clear window into what it was like to be enslaved...


Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County

A Guide

Wolf, Thomas A.

Historic Sites in Virginia's Northern Neck and Essex County is an indispensible guide for those who have an active or potential interest in the rich history of the...


No Ordinary College
No Ordinary College

A History of The University of Virginia's College at Wise

Wills, Brian Steel

"You are making history today," the University of Virginia Extension Division agent Samuel Crockett observed to a gathering of students and faculty on September 15, 1954, in...


The Language of Democracy
The Language of Democracy

Political Rhetoric in the United States and Britain, 1790–1900

Robertson, Andrew W.

Tracing the history of political rhetoric in nineteenth-century America and Britain, Andrew W. Robertson shows how modern election campaigning was born. Robertson discusses...


Night Journeys
Night Journeys

The Power of Dreams in Transatlantic Quaker Culture

Gerona, Carla

Early modern Quakers looked to their dreams to gain spiritual insight and developed a potent system of dreamwork that acted simultaneously as a device for gaining and retaining...


Old Dominion, New Commonwealth
Old Dominion, New Commonwealth

A History of Virginia, 1607–2007

Heinemann, Ronald L., Kolp, John G., Parent, Anthony S. Jr., Shade, William G.

"On the morning of 26 April 1607, three small ships carrying 143 Englishmen arrived off the Virginia coast of North America, having spent four months at sea.... All hoped for...


Sweet Negotiations
Sweet Negotiations

Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Agriculture in Early Barbados

Menard, Russell R.

Intending at first simply to do further research on the mid-seventeenth-century "sugar revolution" in Barbados, Russell Menard traveled to the island. But once there, he...


Toward Stonewall
Toward Stonewall

Homosexuality and Society in the Modern Western World

Edsall, Nicholas C.

As recently as the 1970s, gay and lesbian history was a relatively unexplored field for serious scholars. The past quarter century, however, has seen enormous growth in gay and...


Inventing American Modernism
Inventing American Modernism

Joseph Hudnut, Walter Gropius, and the Bauhaus Legacy at Harvard

Pearlman, Jill

From the late 1930s to the early 1950s, the Harvard Graduate School of Design played a crucial role in shaping a new modern architecture and the modern city. Architects,...


Swift to Wrath
Swift to Wrath

Lynching in Global Historical Perspective

Carrigan, William D., Waldrep, Christopher

Scholarship on lynching has typically been confined to the extralegal execution of African Americans in the American South. The nine essays collected here look at lynching in...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Volume I: 1746-1756

Riley, Stephen T., Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


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