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Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Landscape Architect

Nichols, Frederick Doveton, Griswold, Ralph E.

Collaboration with the greatest botanists of his time, an instinctive humanitarianism, and a natural ingenuity in landscape design combined to make Thomas Jefferson a pioneer...


Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans
Rockbridge County Artists and Artisans
Crawford, Barbara, Lyle, Royster, Jr.

In Rockbridge County Artists & Artisans, Barbara Crawford and Royster Lyle, Jr., trace the development of many artisans' activities in Rockbridge County - in fine...


The Ghost behind the Masks
The Ghost behind the Masks

The Victorian Poets and Shakespeare

Shaw, W. David

In The Ghost behind the Masks, W. David Shaw traces Shakespeare’s influence on nine Victorian poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Thomas...


Josephine Crawford

An Artist’s Vision

Hoffman, Louise C.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

June-September 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 3 covers most of the summer of 1789 and focuses primarily on the problems facing the new administration. Because of the president's serious illness during this period, a...


Best New Poets 2010
Best New Poets 2010

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Emerson, Claudia

Entering its fifth year, Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers. The only publication of its...


Visions of the Land
Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology

Bryson, Michael A.

The work of John Charles Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley represents a widely divergent body...


The Poetics of Disappointment
The Poetics of Disappointment

Wordsworth to Ashbery

Quinney, Laura

The Poetics of Disappointment offers nothing less than a complete revision of our understanding of romantic poetry. By examining the lineage of Wordsworth, Shelley,...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 6

1 November 1803-31 March 1804

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela

In the five-month period covered by this volume of the Secretary of State Series, Madison and Jefferson work jointly to acquire final possession of, and establish a preliminary...


Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials
Spee, Friedrich

In 1631, at the epicenter of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the Cautio Criminalis, a book speaking out against the...


Monumental Jesus
Monumental Jesus

Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America

Grubiak, Margaret M.

The American landscape is host to numerous works of religious architecture, sometimes questionable in taste and large, if not titanic, in scale. In her lively study of satire...


Civilization and Black Progress
Civilization and Black Progress

Selected Writings of Alexander Crummell on the South

Oldfield, J. R.

Founder of the American Negro Academy, Alexander Crummell (1819–1898) played a pivotal role in later nineteenth-century debates over race and black intellect. Yet compared with...


Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Wasby, Stephen L.

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the...


In Search of Annie Drew
In Search of Annie Drew

Jamaica Kincaid's Mother and Muse

Dance, Daryl Cumber

There is perhaps no other person who has been so often and obsessively featured in any writer’s canon as Jamaica Kincaid’s mother, Annie Drew. In this provocative new book,...


Religious Freedom
Religious Freedom

Jefferson’s Legacy, America's Creed

Ragosta, John A.

For over one hundred years, Thomas Jefferson and his Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom have stood at the center of our understanding of religious liberty and the First...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 April-21 September 1796

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ferraro, William M.

Throughout volume 20 of the Presidential Series, George Washington looked forward to retirement from public life, preparing a farewell address to announce his intention and...


The Afrikaners
The Afrikaners

Biography of a People

Giliomee, Hermann

This book is a biography of the Afrikaner people. A historian and journalist who was one of the earliest and staunchest Afrikaner opponents of apartheid, Hermann Giliomee...


Realistic Visionary

A Portrait of George Washington

Henriques, Peter R.

In Realistic Visionary the renowned George Washington scholar Peter Henriques seeks to humanize the first president without diminishing him. Henriques’s Washington makes...


The Moderates' Dilemma
The Moderates' Dilemma

Massive Resistance to School Desegregation in Virginia

Lassiter, Matthew D., Lewis, Andrew B.

In 1958, facing court-ordered integration, Virginia governor J. Lindsay Almond Jr. closed public schools in three cities, one of the first instances of the "massive resistance...


From Theology to Theological Thinking
From Theology to Theological Thinking
Lacoste, Jean-Yves

"Christian philosophy" is commonly regarded as an oxymoron, philosophy being thought incompatible with the assumptions and conclusions required by religious faith. According to...


Shaping the Body Politic
Shaping the Body Politic

Art and Political Formation in Early America

McInnis, Maurie D., Nelson, Louis P.

Traditional narratives imply that art in early America was severely limited in scope. By contrast, these essays collectively argue that visual arts played a critical role in...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis

British Regulars marched into Boston at midday on Saturday 1 October 1768. For weeks there had been rumors that the landing would be resisted. But by four in the afternoon the...


Redemption from Tyranny
Redemption from Tyranny

Herman Husband's American Revolution

Stewart, Bruce E.

For many common people, the American Revolution offered an opportunity to radically reimagine the wealth and power structures in the nascent United States. Yet in the eyes of...


Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Austin, Linda M.

Referred to long ago as a "disease" of Swiss soldiers and Highland regiments far from home, nostalgia became known in the 1920s as more of a fleeting rather than debilitating...


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