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The View across the River
The View across the River

Harriette Colenso and the Zulu Struggle against Imperialism

Guy, Jeff

This narrative aims to show how after its conquest, the Zulu kingdom was destroyed by the imperial policies of divide and rule, and how the Colenso family, especially the...


The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt
The Republican Party in the Age of Roosevelt

Sources of Anti-Government Conservatism in the United States

Rosen, Elliot A.

Elliot Rosen's Hoover, Roosevelt, and the Brains Trust focused on the transition from the Hoover administration to that of Roosevelt and the formulation of the early New...


Reading Contagion
Reading Contagion

The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print

Mann, Annika

Eighteenth-century British culture was transfixed by the threat of contagion, believing that everyday elements of the surrounding world could transmit deadly maladies from one...


Professing Sincerity
Professing Sincerity

Modern Lyric Poetry, Commercial Culture, and the Crisis in Reading

Rosenbaum, Susan B.

Sincerity—the claim that the voice, figure, and experience of a first-person speaker is that of the author—has dominated both the reading and the writing of Anglo-American...


Collateral Damage
Collateral Damage

Women Write about War

Mujica, Bárbara

From Homer to Tim O’Brien, war literature remains largely the domain of male writers, and traditional narratives imply that the burdens of war are carried by men. But women and...


Water Graves
Water Graves

The Art of the Unritual in the Greater Caribbean

Loichot, Valérie

Water Graves considers representations of lives lost to water in contemporary poetry, fiction, theory, mixed-media art, video production, and underwater sculptures....


A Noble Pursuit
A Noble Pursuit

English Silver from the Rita Gans Collection at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Hartop, Christopher

In 1997 Rita Gans generously gave the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts an outstanding array of English silver from the collection she and her late husband, Jerome, had amassed over...


The Way of the 88 Temples
The Way of the 88 Temples

Journeys on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Sibley, Robert C.

Compelled to seek something more than what modern society has to offer, Robert Sibley turned to an ancient setting for help in recovering what has been lost. The Henro Michi is...


Modernity and Subjectivity
Modernity and Subjectivity

Body, Soul, Spirit

Ferguson, Harvie

Few concepts have come to dominate the human sciences as much as modernity, yet there is very little agreement over what the term actually means. Every aspect of contemporary...


Reclaiming Difference
Reclaiming Difference

Caribbean Women Rewrite Postcolonialism

Mardorossian, Carine M.

In Reclaiming Difference, Carine Mardorossian examines the novels of four women writers—Jean Rhys (Dominica/UK), Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe/USA), Edwidge Danticat (Haiti/...


Belzoni
Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Noël Hume, Ivor

The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824) was all of these...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

The most unique and important of all early American law reports are those of Josiah Quincy Jr. (1744–1775). These are the first reports of continental America’s oldest court,...


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Gordon-Reed, Annette

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two...


San Francisco
San Francisco

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

San Francisco is a city designed for artists and wanderers. From North Beach, to Chinatown, to the cold, rough surf of Ocean Beach, to Marin, both visitors and lifelong...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

13 October 1815-30 April 1816

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

The tenth volume of the Presidential Series covers the period from Madison’s return to Washington from Montpelier in October 1815 to the publication of the incendiary letters...


Starving on a Full Stomach
Starving on a Full Stomach

Hunger and the Triumph of Cultural Racism in Modern South Africa

Wylie, Diana

An ideology of African ignorance that justified white supremacy grew up in South Africa during the first half of the twentieth century: if Africans were hungry, it was because...


The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry
Gabbin, Joanne V.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN POETRY, with its wellsprings in jazz and vernacular culture and its inescapable political dimension, stands among the most important bodies of literary work of...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Mathematical Pamphlets of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

Between 1860 and 1897 Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, known to the ages as Lewis Carroll, produced over 180 booklets, leaflets, pamphlets, and instruction manuals. Varying radically...


Armed Citizens
Armed Citizens

The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment

Shusterman, Noah

Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and the patterns that...


Melodramatic Landscapes
Melodramatic Landscapes

Urban Parks in the Nineteenth Century

Schenker, Heath

During the nineteenth century, large, naturalistic urban parks began to appear in cities around the world. These parks, as Melodramatic Landscapes engagingly...


Story Line
Story Line

Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail

Marshall, Ian

Many hikers on the Appalachian Trail take books as companions, in spite of the extra weight in their packs, but Ian Marshall carries the habit to new literary, ecological, and...


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...


Dialect Diversity in America
Dialect Diversity in America

The Politics of Language Change

Labov, William

The sociolinguist William Labov has worked for decades on change in progress in American dialects and on African American Vernacular English (AAVE). In Dialect Diversity in...


Fashioning the New England Family
Alexander, Kimberly S.

As America’s first historical society, the Massachusetts Historical Society has collected family materials since 1791, including long-cherished pieces of clothing that were...


The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar
Braxton, Joanne M.

This new "most complete" edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar, the virtual father of black American poetry, includes sixty poems not included in the previous—...


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