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The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
Schulz, Constance B.

The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who...


Understanding the American Revolution
Understanding the American Revolution

Issues and Actors

Greene, Jack P.

This volume brings together sixteen essays on the American Revolution by leading historian Jack Greene. Originally published between 1972 and the early nineties, these essays...


The Correspondence of John Cotton Jr.
The Correspondence of John Cotton Jr.
McIntyre, Sheila, Travers, Len

John Cotton Jr. (1639–1699) was the second son of one of the most famous clergymen of New England’s founding generation. At the age of twenty-two, already the pastor of the...


The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending
The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending

From the First Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1746

Knight, James, Greene, Jack P.

Between 1737 and 1746, James Knight—a merchant, planter, and sometime Crown official and legislator in Jamaica—wrote a massive two-volume history of the island. The first...


Tom Paine's America
Tom Paine's America

The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic

Cotlar, Seth

Tom Paine’s America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when...


Remaking Custom
Remaking Custom

Law and Identity in the Early American Republic

Pearson, Ellen Holmes

History has largely forgotten the writings, both public and private, of early nineteenth-century America’s legal scholars. However, Ellen Holmes Pearson argues that the...


The Papers of Alexander Hamilton Digital Edition
The Papers of Alexander Hamilton Digital Edition

Killed before he was fifty in the most famous duel in American history, Alexander Hamilton had the shortest life of all the major founding fathers and experienced a career...


Creating the British Atlantic
Creating the British Atlantic

Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

Greene, Jack P.

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

January-October, 1770

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Hogan, Margaret A.

The Boston Massacre occasioned a flurry of letter writing for Thomas Hutchinson, the royal governor of Massachusetts. So frequent was the correspondence to and from Hutchinson...


The First Seventeen Years
The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

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Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744–1775) left a lasting impression on those he met--for...


The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America
The Documentary History of the First Federal Congress of the United States of America

March 4, 1789–March 3, 1791

Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Original Meaning and Current Understanding

Hickok, Eugene W., Jr.

While recent years have seen a flood of literature on the Bill of Rights, this collection of essays, all by highly regarded constitutional scholars, is the first to offer a...


Shaping the Body Politic
Shaping the Body Politic

Art and Political Formation in Early America

McInnis, Maurie D., Nelson, Louis P.

Traditional narratives imply that art in early America was severely limited in scope. By contrast, these essays collectively argue that visual arts played a critical role in...


The Road to Black Ned's Forge

A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier

McCleskey, Turk

In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first...


Fashioning the New England Family
Alexander, Kimberly S.

As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were...


Face Value
Face Value

The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

Carson, Cary

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the social order had...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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The Limits of Optimism
The Limits of Optimism

Thomas Jefferson's Dualistic Enlightenment

Valsania, Maurizio

The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson’s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson’s...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

1740-1766

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Dubrulle, Elizabeth

Thomas Hutchinson was the leading spokesman in colonial America for opposition to the Revolutionary movement. His logical and cogent prose as well as the stature he gained...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 10

1 July 1805-31 December 1805

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E., Johnson, Mary Parke

During the six months covered in this volume, Madison contended with the failed negotiations between Spain and the United States to settle disputed boundaries, and the failure...


From Jamestown to Jefferson
From Jamestown to Jefferson

The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia

Rasor, Paul, Bond, Richard E.

From Jamestown to Jefferson sheds new light on the contexts surrounding Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom—and on the emergence of the American...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 21

1 June–31 July 1779

Washington, George, Ferraro, William M.

During the busy and challenging months of June and July 1779 (the period covered in this volume), George Washington remained the fulcrum for Continental army activities....


Early Modern Virginia
Early Modern Virginia

Reconsidering the Old Dominion

Bradburn, Douglas, Coombs, John C.

This collection of essays on seventeenth-century Virginia, the first such collection on the Chesapeake in nearly twenty-five years, highlights emerging directions in...


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