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The Value of Solitude
The Value of Solitude

The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

Barbour, John D.

Most people feel ambivalent about solitude, both loving and fearing it depending on how they experience being alone at certain points in their lives. In The Value of...


To Pass On a Good Earth
To Pass On a Good Earth

The Life and Work of Carl O. Sauer

Williams, Michael

To Pass On a Good Earth is the candid and compelling new biography of one of the twentieth century’s most distinctive and influential scholars. The legendary "Great God...


The Founders on the Founders
The Founders on the Founders

Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era

Kaminski, John P.

"I never indeed thought him an honest, frank-dealing man, but considered him as a crooked gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim or stroke you could never be sure of."—...


Re-Imagining Ireland
Re-Imagining Ireland

How a storied island is transforming its politics, economics, religious life, and culture for the 21st century

Wyndham, Andrew Higgins

Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-...


Visitors to Monticello
Visitors to Monticello
Peterson, Merrill D.

Many visitors over the generations have recorded their impressions of Monticello and its creator. These writings, especialy those from Jefferson's lifetime, preserve important...


Indoor America
Indoor America

The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Vesentini, Andrea

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls—these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America...


Fictions of Whiteness
Fictions of Whiteness

Imagining the Planter Caste in the French Caribbean Novel

McCusker, Maeve

The Antilles remain a society preoccupied with gradations of skin color and with the social hierarchies that largely reflect, or are determined by, racial identity. Yet...


Fulfilling the Promise
Fulfilling the Promise

Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond, 1968–2009

Kneebone, John T., Trani, Eugene P.

Founded in Richmond in 1968, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) began with a mission to build a university to serve a city emerging from the era of urban crisis—...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


New Communitarian Thinking
New Communitarian Thinking

Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities

Etzioni, Amitai

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies. Amitai Etzioni has...


Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers
Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers

History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

MacGaffey, Wyatt

In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that...


The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Knight, Denise D.

One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935] was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years...


"I, Too, Am America"
"I, Too, Am America"

Archaeological Studies of African-American Life

Singleton, Theresa A.

The moral mission archaeology set in motion by black activists in the 1960s and 1970s sought to tell the story of Americans, particularly African Americans, forgotten by the...


Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville
Lincoln Perry's Charlottesville
Perry, Lincoln, Beattie, Ann

Lincoln Perry is justly celebrated for his murals and edgy narrative figure paintings, with their saturated palette and multifaceted architectural compositions—Poussin...


Dignity
Dignity
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand

Dignity is Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide's compelling story of his three years of exile, from the coup that deposed him (September 30, 1991) to the U.N....


Shaman of Oberstdorf
Shaman of Oberstdorf

Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night

Behringer, Wolfgang

Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine...


The Fury and Cries of Women
The Fury and Cries of Women
Rawiri, Angèle

Gabon’s first female novelist, Angèle Rawiri probed deeper into the issues that writers a generation before her—Mariama Bâ and Aminata Sow Fall—had begun to address. Translated...


The Fuggers of Augsburg
The Fuggers of Augsburg

Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany

Häberlein, Mark

As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous merchant family of the...


Out of the Shadow
Out of the Shadow

Ecopsychology, Story, and Encounters with the Land

West, Rinda

In western culture, the separation of humans from nature has contributed to a schism between the conscious reason and the unconscious dreaming psyche, or internal human "nature...


Representation in the American Revolution
Representation in the American Revolution
Wood, Gordon S.

From one of America’s most celebrated historians, the Pulitzer Prize winner Gordon S. Wood, comes an early work whose relevance is undiminished. Originally published in 1969,...


Charting Louisiana

Five Hundred Years of Maps

Lemmon, Alfred E., Magill, John T., Wiese, Jason R.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. Curator Alfred E. Lemmon’s introduction in...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 13

December 1777-February 1778

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 13 of the Revolutionary War Series documents a crucial portion of the winter encampment at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, when the fate of Washington’s army hung in...


The German Discovery of the World
The German Discovery of the World

Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous

Johnson, Christine R.

Current historiography suggests that European nations regarded the New World as an inassimilable "other" that posed fundamental challenges to the accepted ideas of Renaissance...


Partners or Rivals?
Partners or Rivals?

Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia

The emerging demographic and political presence of Latinos in the United States has moved the discussion of race relations beyond the terms of black and white. Using a variety...


Dancing with Disaster
Dancing with Disaster

Environmental Histories, Narratives, and Ethics for Perilous Times

Rigby, Kate

The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more...


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