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Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson
Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson

The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy

Cooper, John Milton, Knock, Thomas J.

Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy seeks to explore how the collision of races shaped American democracy in the lives, thought,...


Trans-Atlantic Sojourners
Trans-Atlantic Sojourners

The Story of an Americo-Liberian Family

Young, M. Neely

Unique in its formation and in a citizenry made up largely of repatriated ex-slaves, Liberia has been the scene of a fascinating intercontinental history. Trans-Atlantic...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 11

1 January 1806-31 May 1806

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

During the period covered by this volume, James Madison continued to deal with the United States' vexing relations with Europe. Mounting outrage against Great Britain's seizure...


Legacy
Legacy

Walter Chrysler Jr. and the Untold Story of Norfolk's Chrysler Museum of Art

Earle, Peggy

The Norfolk museum that would one day bear the Chrysler name was always a good museum of its kind, home to a respectable collection serving a smallish city. But when Norfolk...


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...


I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel

The Blonde in Fiction and Film

Tremper, Ellen

Have you ever wondered why there are so many "dumb blonde" jokes—always about women? Or how Ivanhoe's childhood love, the"flaxen Saxon" Rowena, morphed into Marilyn Monroe?...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

January 1790-December 1799

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


Preserving the White Man's Republic
Preserving the White Man's Republic

Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism

Lynn, Joshua A.

In Preserving the White Man’s Republic, Joshua Lynn reveals how the national Democratic Party rebranded majoritarian democracy and liberal individualism as conservative...


Mr. Jefferson's University
Mr. Jefferson's University

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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Mapping the Ethical Turn
Mapping the Ethical Turn

A Reader in Ethics, Culture, and Literary Theory

Davis, Todd F., Womack, Kenneth

Divided into four descriptive sections—"Theory and the Ethics of Literary Text," "Confronting the Difficult: The Ethics of Race and Power," "Making Darkness Visible: The...


Love and Depth in the American Novel
Love and Depth in the American Novel

From Stowe to James

Barnes, Ashley C.

Love and Depth in the American Novel seeks to change how we think about the American love story and how we imagine the love of literature. By examining classics of...


A Many-Colored Glass
A Many-Colored Glass

Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe

Dyson, Freeman J.

Freeman Dyson’s latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist’s thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is,...


A Notorious Woman
A Notorious Woman

Anne Royall in Jacksonian America

Clapp, Elizabeth J.

During her long career as a public figure in Jacksonian America, Anne Royall was called everything from an "enemy of religion" to a "Jackson man" to a "common scold." In her...


Across the Continent
Across the Continent

Jefferson, Lewis and Clark, and the Making of America

Onuf, Peter S., Hantman, Jeffrey L., Seefeldt, Douglas

An obscure undertaking in its own time, the Lewis and Clark expedition has grown in the American imagination, acquiring an almost mythic stature. Arriving as the country...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 24

1 January–9 March 1780

Washington, George, Huggins, Benjamin L.

With volume 24 of the Revolutionary War Series, the conflict enters a new decade. New Year's Day 1780 finds Washington in winter quarters at Morristown, N.J., having...


The Politics of Rape

Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

Airey, Jennifer L.

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The Struggle for Equality
The Struggle for Equality

Essays on Sectional Conflict, the Civil War, and the Long Reconstruction

Burton, Orville Vernon, Podair, Jerald, Weber, Jennifer L.

This collection of essays, organized around the theme of the struggle for equality in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also serves to honor the...


Of Courtiers and Princes
Of Courtiers and Princes

Stories of Lower Court Clerks and Their Judges

Peppers, Todd C.

Praise for In Chambers:

"This new collection of essays, including some by former clerks, takes readers inside justices’ chambers for a look at clerkship life...


The Modern Portrait Poem
The Modern Portrait Poem

From Dante Gabriel Rossetti to Ezra Pound

Dickey, Frances

In The Modern Portrait Poem, Frances Dickey recovers the portrait as a poetic genre from the 1860s through the 1920s. Combining literary and art history, she examines...


The Belle Créole
The Belle Créole
Condé, Maryse

Possessing one of the most vital voices in international letters, Maryse Condé added to an already acclaimed career the New Academy Prize in Literature in 2018. The twelfth...


Revolutionary Prophecies
Revolutionary Prophecies

The Founders and America’s Future

McDonald, Robert M. S., Onuf, Peter S.

The America of the early republic was built on an experiment, a hopeful prophecy that would only be fulfilled if an enlightened people could find its way through its past and...


Jonathan Swift's WordBook

A Vocabulary Compiled for Esther Johnson and Copied in Her Own Hand

Elias, A.C., Fischer, John Irwin

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Florence
Florence

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

Many years have passed since architect Andrea Ponsi settled in Florence, and still he feels he does not fully comprehend this mysterious city. The way Florence eludes...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

British Regulars marched into Boston at midday on Saturday 1 October 1768. For weeks there had been rumors that the landing would be resisted. But by four in the afternoon the...


The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison
The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison
Mattern, David B., Shulman, Holly C.

From modest Quaker beginnings as the child of financially insecure parents and the wife of a stolid young lawyer to the excitement and challenges of life as the nation’s first...


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