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Jordan's Point, Virginia
Jordan's Point, Virginia

Archaeology in Perspective, Prehistoric to Modern Times

McCartney, Martha W.

Jordan’s Point, a nearly triangular promontory in the James River, is situated in Prince George County, just east of the confluence of the James and Appomattox Rivers. A broad...


Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia
Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia

Baptist Community and Conflict, 1740-1840

Scully, Randolph Ferguson

Religion and the Making of Nat Turner's Virginia provides a new interpretation of the rise of evangelical Christianity in the early American South by reconstructing the...


The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
The Making of a Civil Rights Lawyer
Meltsner, Michael

"It was not until I arrived at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund that I learned my profession, how to work with colleagues and clients, and how it might feel to grow...


What Reconstruction Meant
What Reconstruction Meant

Historical Memory in the American South

Baker, Bruce E.

A great deal has been written about southern memory centering on the Civil War, particularly the view of the war as a valiant lost cause. In this challenging new book Bruce...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1748-August 1755

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


Encounters
Encounters

Philosophy of History after Postmodernism

Domanska, Ewa

Frustrated with the usual methods of scholarly inquiry, Ewa Domanska hit upon the idea of interviewing some of the world's most original and important theorists and...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine

Volume II: 1757-1774

Riley, Stephen T., Hanson, Edward W.

The Papers of Robert Treat Paine is a selected edition of documents primarily from the Robert Treat Paine collection at the Massachusetts Historical Society. Covering...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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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...


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...


Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Engell, James, Dangerfield, Anthony

Since 1965 an increasing preoccupation with money has resulted in the inversion of its role in higher education, from a practical means to an end that crowds out all others. No...


Coasting Schooner
Coasting Schooner

The Four-Masted Albert F Paul

Burgess, Robert H.

Relatively little has been recorded about the activities of the hundreds of coasting schooners that operated along the east coast of North America in the first part of the...


The Insurgent Delegate
The Insurgent Delegate

Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher

diGiacomantonio, William C.

George Thatcher served as a U.S. representative from Maine throughout the Federalist Era (1789-1801)—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional history....


Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Featherless Chickens, Laughing Women, and Serious Stories
Thomas, Jeannie B

Interested in preserving her family folklore, Jeannie B. Thomas recorded detailed oral histories from her mother and two grandmothers. While analyzing the tapes of these...


Fixing College Education
Fixing College Education

A New Curriculum for the Twenty-first Century

Muscatine, Charles

Since his early days at the University of California, Berkeley, when he was fired for refusing to sign a loyalty oath during the Red Scare, Charles Muscatine has been a...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 May-30 September 1794

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ebel, Carol S.

During the spring and summer of 1794, Washington and his cabinet faced concerns that arose from the ongoing war in Europe. Embargo evasions, activities of French and British...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Draftsman of a Nation

Bober, Natalie S.

Thomas Jefferson’s was one of history’s greatest voices for the importance of individual freedom. His eloquence on this fundamental right became the cornerstone of our nation...


The South, The Nation, and The World
The South, The Nation, and The World

Perspectives on Southern Economic Development

Carlton, David L., Coclanis, Peter A.

Like the rest of British North America, the American South was "born capitalist." The slave plantation, then, was essentially a form of business enterprise like any other—...


Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds

How Our European Ancestors Coped with Everyday Life and Why Life Is So Hard Today

Imhof, Arthur E.

Publication of Lost Worlds introduces to English-speaking readers one of the most original and engaging historians in Germany today. Known for his work in historical demography...


Jefferson's Body
Jefferson's Body

A Corporeal Biography

Valsania, Maurizio

What did Thomas Jefferson look like? How did he carry himself? Such questions, reasonable to ask as we look back on a person who lived in an era before photography, are the...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 5

February-December 1787

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

The extensive correspondence regarding Shays' Rebellion and widespread alarm over the state of the Union continues in this volume, and there are the usual letters numbering in...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in...


The State against the Peasantry
The State against the Peasantry

Rural Struggles in Colonial and Postcolonial Mozambique

Bowen, Merle L.

In 1975, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) led the country to independence after a ten-year guerilla war against Portuguese colonial rule. Peasants were...


Brushing Back Jim Crow
Brushing Back Jim Crow

The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South

Adelson, Bruce

While Jackie Robinson is justly famous for breaking the color line in major league baseball in 1947, other young African American players, among them Hank Aaron, continued to...


Voters' Verdicts
Voters' Verdicts

Citizens, Campaigns, and Institutions in State Supreme Court Elections

Bonneau, Chris W., Cann, Damon M.

In Voters’ Verdicts, Chris Bonneau and Damon Cann address contemporary concerns with judicial elections by investigating factors that influence voters’ decisions in the...


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