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The American Wilderness
The American Wilderness

Reflections on Nature Protection in the United States

Vale, Thomas R.

Interpretations of wild nature and wilderness are particularly diverse in the American mind, given our history, our collective economic success, and our diverse social and...


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...


Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs
Commoners, Tribute, and Chiefs

The Development of Algonquian Culture in the Potomac Valley

Potter, Stephen R.

Using an innovative combination of archaeology, anthropology, and ethnohistory, Stephen R. Potter traces the rise of the Chicacoans, whose domain on the south shore of the...


Ernie K-Doe

The R&B Emperor of New Orleans

Sandmel, Ben

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Inter-tech(s)
Inter-tech(s)

Colonialism and the Question of Technology in Francophone Literature

Curto, Roxanna Nydia

Challenging the notion that francophone literature generally valorizes a traditional, natural mode of being over a scientific, modern one, Inter-tech(s) proposes a new...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

January to May, 1793

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

In the period covered by volume 12, mid-January through May 1793, Washington completed his first term as president and began his second term with a modest inauguration ceremony...


Written on the Water
Written on the Water

British Romanticism and the Maritime Empire of Culture

Baker, Samuel

The very word "culture" has traditionally evoked the land. But when such writers as William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Lord Byron, and, later, Matthew Arnold...


New Views of New England
New Views of New England

Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830

McNamara, Martha J., Barnhill, Georgia B.

Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays will introduce the reader to a rich, surprising, thought-provoking, and entirely new view of early New England. Eleven essays...


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...


Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire
Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire

English Verse in the Long Eighteenth Century

Kaul, Suvir

In Poems of Nation, Anthems of Empire, Suvir Kaul argues that the aggressive nationalism of James Thomson's ode "Rule, Britannia!" (1740) is the condition to which much English...


Beyond Nature Writing
Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism

Armbruster, Karla M., Wallace, Kathleen R.

Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained—until recently—closely focused on critical analyses of nature...


The Virtues of Mendacity
The Virtues of Mendacity

On Lying in Politics

Jay, Martin

When Michael Dukakis accused George H. W. Bush of being the "Joe Isuzu of American Politics" during the 1988 presidential campaign, he asserted in a particularly American tenor...


The Art of Fiction
The Art of Fiction
Salter, James

James Salter’s exalted place in American letters is based largely on the intense admiration of other writers, but his work resonates far beyond the realm of fellow craftsmen,...


Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation

Curatorial Management of the Built World

Fitch, James Marston

This book outlines a complete programme for the restoration and preservation of historic structures and historic sites throughout the world. It is a basic text for both the...


The Selected Papers of John Jay

1799–1829

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 7 of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in 1799 with John Jay well into his second term as governor of New York. After overseeing the passage of the law for gradually...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


Josephine Crawford

An Artist’s Vision

Hoffman, Louise C.

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Jefferson at Monticello
Jefferson at Monticello

Memoirs of a Monticello Slave and Jefferson at Monticello

Bear, James A., Jr.

Covering the years from 1781 into the 1820s, these valuable accounts remain the chief source of information about Thomas Jefferson's domestic and personal life, interests,...


Manufacturing Culture
Manufacturing Culture

Vindications of Early Victorian Industry

Bizup, Joseph

From Robert Southey to William Morris, British social critics in the Romantic tradition consistently stigmatized industry as a threat to aesthetic or humanistic "culture."...


Disaster Writing
Disaster Writing

The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe in Latin America

Anderson, Mark D.

In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark...


Guide to the Geology and Natural History of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Spencer, Edgar W.

As you travel along the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the Appalachian Trail, or visit the national and state parks scattered throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains, you will encounter...


Democratizing the Old Dominion
Democratizing the Old Dominion

Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824–1861

Shade, William G.

The emergence of the two-party system in the 1830s led to the democratization of the nation and to decades of heated dispute about democracy. In Democratizing the Old Dominion...


Bathed in Blood
Bathed in Blood

Hunting and Mastery in the Old South

Proctor, Nicolas W.

The hunt, like the church, courthouse, and family, played an integral role in southern society and culture during the antebellum era. Regardless of color or class, southern men...


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