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Museum Trouble
Museum Trouble

Edwardian Fiction and the Emergence of Modernism

Hoberman, Ruth

By 1901, the public museum was firmly established as an important national institution in British life. Its very centrality led to its involvement in a wide range of debates...


The Modernity of Witchcraft
The Modernity of Witchcraft

Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa

Geschiere, Peter

To many Westerners, the disappearance of African traditions of witchcraft might seem inevitable wuth continued modernization. In The Modernity of Witchcraft, Peter Geschieres...


Slavery in the City
Slavery in the City

Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

Ellis, Clifton, Ginsburg, Rebecca

Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the City is the first...


Twice-Divided Nation
Twice-Divided Nation

National Memory, Transatlantic News, and American Literature in the Civil War Era

Graber, Samuel

The first thoroughly interdisciplinary study to examine how the transatlantic relationship between the United States and Britain helped shape the conflicts between North and...


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 Mind of a Patriot
The Mind of a Patriot

Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas

Hayes, Kevin J.

The Mind of a Patriot presents an intellectual life of a major figure who has traditionally been seen as an anti-intellectual "child of nature." This was the view of...


Analogy and Design
Analogy and Design
Ponsi, Andrea

Analogical thought is fundamental to creativity. The use of analogy can help to solve problems, make connections between disciplines, and use those relations to form original...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


Escapade
Scott, Evelyn

In 1913, at the age of nineteen, Elsie Dunn- later to be known as Evelyn Scott- turned her back on the genteel Southern world she was born into and ran off to Brazil with a...


Digging through Darkness
Digging through Darkness

Chronicles of an Archaeologist

Schrire, Carmel

In Digging Through Darknes, Carmel Schrire interweaves art and fact to recreate a distant world. Tracking the broad sweep of European expansion into Africa, Australia, and the...


Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery
Goings, Henry, Schermerhorn, Calvin, Plunkett, Michael, Gaynor, Edward

Rambles of a Runaway from Southern Slavery tells of an extraordinary life in and out of slavery in the United States and Canada. Born Elijah Turner in the Virginia...


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...


Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the...


Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction
Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction

Slavery in Richmond Virginia, 1782–1865

Takagi, Midori

RICHMOND WAS NOT only the capital of Virginia and of the Confederacy; it was also one of the most industrialized cities south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Boasting ironworks,...


Black Fascisms
Black Fascisms

African American Literature and Culture between the Wars

Thompson, Mark Christian

In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its...


Domestic Captivity and the British Subject, 1660-1750
Ingrassia, Catherine

In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain, captivity emerged as a persistent metaphor as well as a material reality. The exercise of power on both an institutional and a...


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...


Nietzsche and The Feminine
Nietzsche and The Feminine
Burgard, Peter J.

In this innovative and wide-ranging volume, Peter Burgard has brought together new studies by outstanding scholars in philosophy, feminism, comparative literature, and German...


Slavery at the Home of George Washington
Slavery at the Home of George Washington
Schwarz, Philip J.

George Washington inherited his first slave at the age of eleven, and he was the only founding father to free his slaves in his will. This highly readable selection of articles...


Rival Visions
Rival Visions

How Jefferson and His Contemporaries Defined the Early American Republic

Gish, Dustin, Bibby, Andrew

The emergence of the early American republic as a new nation on the world stage conjured rival visions in the eyes of leading statesmen at home and attentive observers abroad....


At the Café and The Talisman
At the Café and The Talisman
Dib, Mohammed

Reflecting distinct and important stages in the career of the preeminent Algerian writer Mohammed Dib, "At the Café" and "The Talisman" brings together two collections...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1792-January 1

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11, which covers the closing months of Washington's first presidential term, opens with Washington at Mount Vernon, tending to both public and private affairs. The...


Lee's Young Artillerist
Lee's Young Artillerist

William R J Pegram

Carmichael, Peter S.

William R. J. Pegram forged a record as one of the most prominent artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in every major battle in Virginia and rose form...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March-December 1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

During the first ten months of Washington's retirement, Washington was, as he said, busier than ever before, breaking in a new farm manager, repairing and refurbishing long-...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 9

1 February-30 June 1805

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

During the five months covered in this volume, James Madison attended Jefferson’s second inauguration, continued staffing territorial governments for the Orleans and Louisiana...


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