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The Maximum of Wilderness
The Maximum of Wilderness

The Jungle in the American Imagination

Enright, Kelly

Danger in the Congo! The unexplored Amazon! Long perceived as a place of mystery and danger, and more recently as a fragile system requiring our protection, the...


Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Italy and the Environmental Humanities

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both...


The Witch in the Western Imagination
The Witch in the Western Imagination
Roper, Lyndal

In an exciting new approach to witchcraft studies, The Witch in the Western Imagination examines the visual representation of witches in early modern Europe. With...


The Tactics of Toleration

A Refugee Community in the Age of Religious Wars

Spohnholz, Jesse

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Slavery, Freedom, and Expansion in the Early American West
Hammond, John Craig

Most treatments of slavery, politics, and expansion in the early American republic focus narrowly on congressional debates and the inaction of elite "founding fathers" such as...


The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
Horwitz, Robert H.

Contributors:

Joseph Cropsey * Benjamin R. Barber * Richard Hofstadter * Martin Diamond * Gordon S. Wood * Robert A. Goldwin * Wilson Carey McWilliams * Robert A. Dahl...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 January-30 April 1794

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 15 documents the period from 1 January through 30 April 1794, a time when Washington continued to focus his efforts as president on preventing the United States from...


Contingent Loves
Contingent Loves

Simone de Beauvoir and Sexuality

Hawthorne, Melanie C.

As the existentialist philosophers of mid-twentieth-century Paris famously asserted, a life can only be assessed fully after it has ended. Fitting, then, that since her death...


Witchcraft and the Papacy
Witchcraft and the Papacy

An Account Drawing on the Formerly Secret Records of the Roman Inquisition

Decker, Rainer

When Rainer Decker was researching a sensational seventeenth-century German witchcraft trial, he discovered, much to his surprise, that in this case the papacy functioned as a...


The Evil Necessity
The Evil Necessity

British Naval Impressment in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World

Brunsman, Denver

A fundamental component of Britain’s early success, naval impressment not only kept the Royal Navy afloat—it helped to make an empire. In total numbers, impressed seamen were...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-30 September 1795

Washington, George, Ebel, Carol S.

International issues occupy much of Washington's attention in volume 18 of the Presidential Series, which covers 1 April through 30 September 1795. Peace agreements were...


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...


Jonathan Swift

Irish Blow-In

Hammond, Eugene

[Book description not available]


The Language of Flowers
The Language of Flowers

A History

Seaton, Beverly

The author traces the phenomenon of ascribing sentimental meaning to floral imagery from its beginnings in Napoleonic France through its later transformations in England and...


American Abolitionism
American Abolitionism

Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times into Reconstruction

Harrold, Stanley

This ambitious book provides the only systematic examination of the American abolition movement’s direct impacts on antislavery politics from colonial times to the Civil War...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 3

January-March 1776

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 3 covers the final months of the siege of Boston. It opens with General Washington proclaiming the commencement of the remodeled Continental army on New Year's Day 1776...


Semi-Detached Empire
Semi-Detached Empire

Suburbia and the Colonization of Britain, 1880 to the Present

Kuchta, Todd

In the first book to consider British suburban literature from the vantage point of imperial and postcolonial studies, Todd Kuchta argues that suburban identity is tied to the...


Bewildered Travel
Bewildered Travel

The Sacred Quest for Confusion

Ruf, Frederick J.

Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods...


Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa
Transmigrational Writings between the Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa

Literature, Orality, Visual Arts

Tissières, Hélène Colette

In this innovative and skillful study, Hélène Tissières investigates the "circulations" or transmigrations at work among multiple francophone African cultural forms, ranging...


Mr. Jefferson's Telescope
Mr. Jefferson's Telescope

A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

Wolfe, Brendan

Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements--a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion...


Experiencing Empire
Experiencing Empire

Power, People, and Revolution in Early America

Griffin, Patrick

Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power— and its absence—in dynamic ways. On both sides...


A Guidebook to Virginia's African American Historical Markers
A Guidebook to Virginia's African American Historical Markers

Virginia encompasses "this nation’s longest continuous experience of Afro-American life and culture," esteemed scholar Armstead L. Robinson has written. This book offers both...


The Road to Charleston
The Road to Charleston

Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution

Buchanan, John

In The Road to Guilford Courthouse, one of the most acclaimed military histories of the Revolutionary War ever written, John Buchanan explored the first half of the...


Negotiated Authorities
Negotiated Authorities

Essays in Colonial Political and Constitutional History

Greene, Jack P.

[Book description not available]


Transient and Permanent
Transient and Permanent

The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts

Wright, Conrad Edick

Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars, this insightful collection provides the best recent writing on the Transcendentalists, the New England religious reformers and...


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