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Hot Potato

How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America's Game Forever

Kuska, Bob

"The players today are much better than we were.... But there is one thing that we could do better. We could pass the ball better than they can now. Man, we used to pass that...


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...


The Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1816-1845

January-December 1842

Moody, Robert F.

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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—...


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...


From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, 1850-1915
West, Stephen A.

In From Yeoman to Redneck in the South Carolina Upcountry, Stephen A. West revises understandings of the American South by offering a new perspective on two iconic...


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...


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...


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...


Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough
Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanough

Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown

Rountree, Helen C.

Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and...


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...


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....


Irons in the Fire
Irons in the Fire

The Business History of the Tayloe Family and Virginia's Gentry, 1700–1860

Kamoie, Laura Croghan

Irons in the Fire chronicles the agricultural, industrial, and commercial activities of four generations of the Tayloe family of Northern Virginia, revealing a greater...


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...


Weevils in the Wheat
Weevils in the Wheat

Interviews with Virginia Ex-Slaves

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

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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