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Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras
Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras

Essays on Animals and History

Ritvo, Harriet

Over the past two decades, Harriet Ritvo has established herself as a leading scholar in animal studies and one of those most responsible for...


Best New Poets 2021

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Akbar, Kaveh, Livingood, Jeb

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Liberty Without Anarchy
Liberty Without Anarchy

A History of the Society of the Cincinnati

Myers, Minor, Jr.

Founded in May 1783 at Steuben’s headquarters near Newburg, N.Y., by officers of the Continental army and navy, the Society of the Cincinnati was at one...


East 40 Degrees
East 40 Degrees

An Interpretive Atlas

Williams, Jack

The Appalachian mountain chain once contained the highest and most dramatic mountains on earth. Worn down over time, these mountains still hold some of...


Elusive Origins
Elusive Origins

The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical Imagination

Miller, Paul B.

Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally...


Flowerdew Hundred
Flowerdew Hundred

The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864

Deetz, James

Deetz’s Flowerdew Hundred is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former...


Black Fascisms
Black Fascisms

African American Literature and Culture between the Wars

Thompson, Mark Christian

In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with...


New Orleans, the Founding Era
Greenwald, Erin M.

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The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature
The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature

Twain, Adams, Fitzgerald, and Hemingway

Moreland, Kim

Why has the medievalist impulse- as manifested in an attraction to the traditions of courtly love and chivalry- been ignored or marginalized in the...


Re-creating the American Past
Re-creating the American Past

Essays on the Colonial Revival

Wilson, Richard Guy

Although individually and collectively Americans have many histories, the dominant view of our national past focuses on the colonial era. The reasons for...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 February 1820-26 February 1823

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and...


The Mystery of Continuity
The Mystery of Continuity

Time and History, Memory and Eternity in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Pelikan, Jaroslav

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Face Value
Face Value

The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of America

Carson, Cary

The Industrial Revolution was previously understood as having awakened an enormous, unquenchable thirst for material consumption. People up and down the...


Traces of J. B. Jackson
Traces of J. B. Jackson

The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday America

Horowitz, Helen L.

J. B. Jackson transformed forever how Americans understand their landscape, a concept he defined as land shaped by human presence. In the first major...


"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"
"The Only Unavoidable Subject of Regret"

George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount Vernon

Thompson, Mary V.

George Washington’s life has been scrutinized by historians over the past three centuries, but the day-to-day lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved workers,...


Confounding Father
Confounding Father

Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his...


Pathologies of Paradise
Pathologies of Paradise

Caribbean Detours

Nair, Supriya M.

Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction...


Katherine Anne Porter
Katherine Anne Porter

A Sense of the Times

Stout, christopher

Katherine Anne Porter's life closely paralleled that of her century not only in its span (1890-1980) but in its interests and contradictions. A communist...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion...


Environmental Design
Environmental Design

Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar America

Sachs, Avigail

Much of twentieth-century design was animated by the creative tension of its essential duality: is design an art or a science? In the postwar era,...


The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1949–1952

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

The 311 documents in this second volume of Eleanor Roosevelt’s papers trace her transformation into one of her era’s most prominent spokespersons for...


Prophetic Remembrance
Prophetic Remembrance

Black Subjectivity in African American and South African Trauma Narratives

Still, Erica

Using the term "prophetic remembrance" to articulate the expression of a constituent faith in the performative capacity of language, Erica Still shows...


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