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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...


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...


Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Decker, William Merrill, Harbert, Earl N.

For Henry Adams at the turn of the twentieth century, as for his successors in the twenty-first, the relation of mind to a world remade by technology and geopolitical conflict...


The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism
The Agrarian Origins of American Capitalism
Kulikoff, Allan

Allan Kulikoff's provocative new book traces the rural origins and growth of capitalism in America, challenging earlier scholarship and charting a new course for future studies...


Masked Raiders
Masked Raiders

Irish Banditry in Southern Africa, 1880–1899

Van Onselen, Charles

Before the railway system linked South Africa’s major cities in the mid-1890s, the country was largely dependent on a horse-drawn economy. Diamonds from Griqualand West and...


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...


Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Immigrant Struggles, Immigrant Gifts
Portnoy, Diane, Portnoy, Barry, Riggs, Charlie

The latest book from the Immigrant Learning Center addresses some of the most prominent immigrant groups and the most striking episodes of nativism in American history. The...


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...


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...


Parallel Worlds
Parallel Worlds

The Remarkable Gibbs-Hunts and the Enduring (In)significance of Melanin

Alexander, Adele Logan

When William Henry Hunt married Ida Alexander Gibbs in the spring of 1904, their wedding was a dazzling Washington social event that joined an Oberlin-educated diplomat's...


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

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...


The South, The Nation, and The World
The South, The Nation, and The World

Perspectives on Southern Economic Development

Carlton, David L., Coclanis, Peter A.

Like the rest of British North America, the American South was "born capitalist." The slave plantation, then, was essentially a form of business enterprise like any other—...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Vol. III: 1774-1777

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...


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...


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,...


The World of John Winthrop
The World of John Winthrop

England and New England, 1588–1649

Bremer, Francis J., Botelho, Lynn A.

When John Winthrop, first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, emigrated from Stuart England to America, he and the colonists who accompanied him carried much of their...


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...


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...


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...


Backlash
Backlash

Libel, Impeachment, and Populism in the Reign of Queen Anne

Carnell, Rachel

A country bitterly divided between two political parties. Populist mobs rising in support of a reactionary rabble-rouser. Foreign interference in the political process....


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...


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...


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...


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...


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