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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 22

1 August–21 October 1779

Washington, George, Huggins, Benjamin L.

Volume 22 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 1 Aug. through 21 Oct. 1779. As it begins, Washington is focused on expanding and strengthening the fortifications at West...


The First Seventeen Years
The First Seventeen Years

Virginia 1607-1624

Hatch, Charles E., Jr.

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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...


Colonial Williamsburg: The Story
Colonial Williamsburg: The Story

From the Colonial Era to the Restoration

Lengel, Edward G.

It was in Williamsburg, Virginia, that American independence—and democracy—took root. And it is in the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg that millions have learned about...


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 Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

Governor Francis Bernard's historical reputation rests on his role in pushing the American colonists toward revolution. Bernard was the kind of government official without whom...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

As governor of colonial Massachusetts between 1760 and 1769, Francis Bernard was charged with shoring up British imperialism during the first period of sustained American...


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...


The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


Founders Early Access
Founders Early Access

The Rotunda Founders Early Access project makes available for the first time thousands of unpublished documents from our nation’s founders in a free online resource. Conceived with the...


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 Complete Colonial Gentleman
The Complete Colonial Gentleman

Cultural Legitimacy in Plantation America

Rozbicki, Michal Jan

The colonial plantation elite's persistent emulation of the British landed gentry has long intrigued American historians, who recently have insisted that the pursuit of this...


Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities
Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities

Essays in Early American Cultural History

Greene, Jack P.

Imperatives, Behaviors, and Identities looks at aspects of the formation and development of English or, after 1707, British-American cultural spaces during the colonial and...


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....


Building Charleston

Town and Society in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic World

Hart, Emma

In the colonial era, Charleston, South Carolina, was the largest city in the American South. From 1700 to 1775 its growth rate was exceeded in the New World only by that of...


Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America
Thomas Jefferson, the Classical World, and Early America
Onuf, Peter S., Cole, Nicholas P.

Thomas Jefferson read Latin and Greek authors throughout his life and wrote movingly about his love of the ancient texts, which he thought should be at the core of America's...


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

Providing readers with the unusual opportunity to enter into the extraordinary mind of a patriot in the period immediately preceding the Revolution, the Portrait of a Patriot...


New Orleans, the Founding Era
Greenwald, Erin M.

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Unnatural Rebellion
Unnatural Rebellion

Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution

Chopra, Ruma

Thousands of British American mainland colonists rejected the War for American Independence. Shunning rebel violence as unnecessary, unlawful, and unnatural, they emphasized...


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...


White, Red, and Black

The Seventeenth-Century Virginian

Craven, Wesley Frank

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"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"
"Those Who Labor for My Happiness"

Slavery at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Stanton, Lucia C.

Our perception of life at Monticello has changed dramatically over the past quarter century. The image of an estate presided over by a benevolent Thomas Jefferson has given way...


Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Spahn, Hannah

Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative,...


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