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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...


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...


Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Freiberg, Malcolm

Containing the letters of John Winthrop, Sr., and Jr., and their correspondents, this collection details the early years of the New England colonies. One of the most important...


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...


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...


Essays from the Edge
Essays from the Edge

Parerga and Paralipomena

Jay, Martin

Over his distinguished career as a European intellectual historian and cultural critic, Martin Jay has explored a variety of major themes: the Frankfurt School, the exile of...


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...


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...


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...


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...


The Haitian Declaration of Independence
The Haitian Declaration of Independence

Creation, Context, and Legacy

Gaffield, Julia

While the Age of Revolution has long been associated with the French and American Revolutions, increasing attention is being paid to the Haitian Revolution as the third great...


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—...


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...


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...


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 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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