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Playfair
Playfair

The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

Berkowitz, Bruce

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are...


Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty
Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty
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 Meaning of Independence
The Meaning of Independence

John Adams, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson

Morgan, Edmund S.

Americans did not at first cherish the idea of political severance from their mother country. In just a few years, however, they came to desire indepen-dence above all else....


Best New Poets 2019
Best New Poets 2019

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Marvin, Cate

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


Author and Printer in Victorian England
Author and Printer in Victorian England
Dooley, Allan C.

Author and Printer in Victorian England demonstrates that printing technology shapes texts. The technology involved was a nineteenth-century revolution in printing...


Plotting Women
Case, Alison

Is there such a thing as a "woman's voice" in fiction? In the context of feminist criticism, this question is far more problematic than critics once believed. Beyond asking...


The Haverford Discussions
The Haverford Discussions

A Black Integrationist Manifesto for Racial Justice

Lackey, Michael

In the late sixties and early seventies, black separatist movements were sweeping across the United States. This was the era of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Stokely...


Divided by the Word

Colonial Encounters and the Remaking of Zulu and Xhosa Identities

Arndt, Jochen S.

Divided by the Word refutes the assumption that the entrenched ethnic divide between South Africa’s Zulus and Xhosas, a divide that turned deadly in the late 1980s, is...


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Sands, John O.

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction...


Monticello in Mind
Monticello in Mind

Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Thomas Jefferson was a figure both central and polarizing in his own time, and despite the passage of two centuries he remains so today. Author of the Declaration of...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


Society Ties
Society Ties

A History of the Jefferson Society and Student Life at the University of Virginia

Howard, Thomas L. III, Gallogly, Owen W.

Society Ties is a history of the University of Virginia’s oldest student organization, the Jefferson Society. Founded in 1825, the Society has counted the likes of...


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 Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
Nellis, Eric G., Cecere, Anne Decker

The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor constitutes the collection of the earliest and most complete set of records pertaining to poor relief...


Unfinished Revolution
Unfinished Revolution

The Early American Republic in a British World

Haynes, Sam W.

After the War of 1812 the United States remained a cultural and economic satellite of the world’s most powerful empire. Though political independence had been won, John Bull...


Tropical Apocalypse
Tropical Apocalypse

Haiti and the Caribbean End Times

Munro, Martin

In Tropical Apocalypse, Martin Munro argues that since the earliest days of European colonization, Caribbean—and especially Haitian—history has been shaped by...


The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
The Architecture of Historic Rockbridge
Pezzoni, J. Daniel

This abundantly illustrated, wide-ranging volume captures the rich and diverse architectural history of Rockbridge County, Virginia, including the two cities of Lexington and...


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