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Haitian Revolutionary Fictions
Haitian Revolutionary Fictions

An Anthology

Daut, Marlene L., Pierrot, Grégory, Rohrleitner, Marion C.

The Haitian Revolution (1791–1804) was the first antislavery and anticolonial uprising led by New World Africans to result in the creation of an independent and slavery-free...


Nationalizing France's Army
Nationalizing France's Army

Foreign, Black, and Jewish Troops in the French Military, 1715-1831

Tozzi, Christopher J.

Before the French Revolution, tens of thousands of foreigners served in France’s army. They included troops from not only all parts of Europe but also places as far away as...


Victorian Prism
Victorian Prism

Refractions of the Crystal Palace

Buzard, James, Childers, Joseph W., Gillooly, Eileen

From the moment it opened on the first of May in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, the Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the defining events of the Victorian period....


The Illusory Boundary
The Illusory Boundary

Environment and Technology in History

Reuss, Martin, Cutcliffe, Stephen H.

The view of nature and technology inhabiting totally different, even opposite, spheres persists across time and cultures. Most people would consider an English countryside or a...


Depression and New Deal in Virginia
Depression and New Deal in Virginia

The Enduring Dominion

Heinemann, Ronald L.

Heinemann skillfully presents the dramatic opposition between the Byrd organization and the proponents of Roosevelt's New Deal. He explains why Virginia voters paradoxically...


Characters of Blood
Characters of Blood

Black Heroism in the Transatlantic Imagination

Bernier, Celeste-Marie

Across the centuries, the acts and arts of black heroism have inspired a provocative, experimental, and self-reflexive intellectual, political, and aesthetic tradition. In ...


Enigmatic Stream
Enigmatic Stream

Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River

Sexton, Richard

As it churns toward its terminus in southeastern Louisiana, the Mississippi River becomes a wide, muddy superhighway of activity, matched in might only by the megastructures of...


Violent Adventure
Violent Adventure

Contemporary Fiction by American Men

Wesley, Marilyn C.

As the mother of young sons, Marilyn Wesley became increasingly concerned about the conflicting messages they received in a world where "Han Solo replaced John Wayne as a...


Revising Flannery O'Connor
Revising Flannery O'Connor

Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship

Prown, Katherine Hemple

In her short life, the prolific Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) authored two novels, thirty-two stories, and numerous essays and articles. Although her importance as a twentieth-...


Great Road Style
Great Road Style

The Decorative Arts Legacy of Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

White, Betsy

Linked historically, culturally, and geographically, the counties that make up southwestern Virginia and northeastern Tennessee are also connected by a shared decorative arts...


Practicing Democracy
Practicing Democracy

Popular Politics in the United States from the Constitution to the Civil War

Peart, Daniel, Smith, Adam I. P.

In Practicing Democracy, eleven historians challenge conventional narratives of democratization in the early United States, offering new perspectives on the period...


Freud and Augustine in Dialogue
Freud and Augustine in Dialogue

Psychoanalysis, Mysticism, and the Culture of Modern Spirituality

Parsons, William B.

"It is arguably the case," writes William Parsons, "that no two figures have had more influence on the course of Western introspective thought than Freud and Augustine." Yet it...


Crucible
Crucible

The President's First Year

Nelson, Michael, Chidester, Jeffrey L., Georgakis Abbott, Stefanie

Is the presidency a position one must learn on the job, or can one learn from others’ experience? No common thread runs through the list of forty-five presidents; no playbook...


Raving at Usurers
Raving at Usurers

Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750

Codr, Dwight

In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England....


Textual Intimacy
Textual Intimacy

Autobiography and Religious Identities

Kort, Wesley A.

Given its affinity with questions of identity, autobiography offers a way into the interior space between author and reader, especially when writers define themselves in terms...


Material Witnesses
Material Witnesses

Domestic Architecture and Plantation Landscapes in Early Virginia

Wells, Camille

The Chesapeake region of eastern Virginia and Maryland offers a wealth of evidence for readers and researchers who want to discover what life was like in early America. In this...


Elizabeth Bishop
Elizabeth Bishop

The Geography of Gender

Lombardi, Marilyn May

This book brings together the work of pioneering scholars in the field- critics who are exploring the psychosexual tensions within Bishop's vision and the uncanny way her...


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