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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 14Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 14 of the Revolutionary War Series opens on 1 March 1778 with Washington praising his troops for their "uncomplaining Patience during the scarcity of provisions in Camp...


In Debt To Shay's
In Debt To Shay's

The Bicentennial of an Agrarian Rebellion

Gross, Robert A.

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A History of Household Government in America
A History of Household Government in America
Shammas, Carole

What is household government? To the vast majority of those living in America from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century it was the government. The head of a household...


Shipbuilding in Colonial America
Shipbuilding in Colonial America
Goldenberg, Joseph A.

This is the first general survey of shipbuilding in colonial America. It is based extensively on original research of merchant papers, legislative and judicial records,...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1780–1782

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

The second volume of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1780 with Jay’s arrival in Spain on his first diplomatic mission abroad. It ends in June 1782 with...


Experiencing Mount Vernon
Experiencing Mount Vernon

Eyewitness Accounts, 1784–1865

Lee, Jean B.

George Washington, acutely aware of the accomplishments and potential of the American Revolution, used his Mount Vernon estate both to preserve the memory of events that had...


Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 1

January-July 1784

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

This is the first volume of an eight-volume edition of Washington's papers in the Confederation period. Unlike the series devoted to Washington's Revolutionary War and...


Selected Journals of Caroline Healey Dall
Dall, Caroline Healey, Deese, Helen R.

This second volume of selections from Caroline Healey Dall’s diary extends her story into the crucial period of her central role in the American women’s movement and her...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1791-February 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

n the period covered by volume 9, the fall and winter of 1791-92, Washington was busy dealing with a host of issues. Over forty letters to and from Washington between November...


Native Americans and the Early Republic
Native Americans and the Early Republic
Hoxie, Frederick E.

At the 1795 treaty council that sealed Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in northwest Ohio, the Wyandot leader Tarhe spoke for the assembled Native leaders when he...


Accommodating Revolutions
Accommodating Revolutions

Virginia's Northern Neck in an Era of Transformations, 1760-1810

Tillson, Albert H., Jr.

Accommodating Revolutions addresses a controversy of long standing among historians of eighteenth-century America and Virginia—the extent to which internal conflict and...


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...


Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America
Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America

Their Friendship and Their Travels

Tocqueville, Alexis de, Zunz, Olivier

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which had just experienced...


Rome Reborn on Western Shores
Rome Reborn on Western Shores

Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic

Shalev, Eran

Rome Reborn on Western Shores examines the literature of the Revolutionary era to explore the ways in which American patriots employed the classics and to assess...


Crucible of the Civil War
Crucible of the Civil War

Virginia from Secession to Commemoration

Ayers, Edward L., Gallagher, Gary W., Torget, Andrew J.

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within...


From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1788–1794

Lawrence, Amanda Reeser, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 5 opens with John Jay taking a leave of absence from his post as secretary for foreign affairs to serve as a delegate to the New York Ratifying Convention. Following Jay...


George Washington's Hair
George Washington's Hair

How Early Americans Remembered the Founders

Beutler, Keith

Mostly hidden from public view, like an embarrassing family secret, scores of putative locks of George Washington’s hair are held, more than two centuries after his death, in...


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...


The Private Jefferson
The Private Jefferson

Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Onuf, Peter S., Wulf, Andrea, Adams, Henry, LeBlanc, Ondine

One of U.S. history’s most eminent figures, Thomas Jefferson is as elusive as he is revered. The Private Jefferson opens a window onto the third president’s inner life...


Jefferson the Virginian
Jefferson the Virginian
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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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March 1774-June 1775 with Cumulative Index

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

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...


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


James Monroe
James Monroe

The Quest for National Identity

Ammon, Harry

A biography of James Monroe who became the fifth president of the United States in 1816. Ammon recreates his remarkable career, through his service in the revolutionary army,...


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