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Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras
Essays on Animals and HistoryRitvo, 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 WritersAkbar, Kaveh, Livingood, Jeb
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Liberty Without Anarchy
A History of the Society of the CincinnatiMyers, 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
An Interpretive AtlasWilliams, 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...
The Enlightenment in the Modern Caribbean Historical ImaginationMiller, Paul B.
Although the questions of modernity and postmodernity are debated as frequently in the Caribbean as in other cultural zones, the Enlightenment—generally...
The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864Deetz, James
Deetz’s Flowerdew Hundred is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former...
African American Literature and Culture between the WarsThompson, Mark Christian
In this provocative new book, Mark Christian Thompson addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with...
The Medievalist Impulse in American Literature
Twain, Adams, Fitzgerald, and HemingwayMoreland, 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
Essays on the Colonial RevivalWilson, 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
1 February 1820-26 February 1823Madison, 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
Time and History, Memory and Eternity in the Thought of Saint AugustinePelikan, Jaroslav
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The Consumer Revolution and the Colonizing of AmericaCarson, 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
The Man Who Taught Us to See Everyday AmericaHorowitz, 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"
George Washington, Slavery, and the Enslaved Community at Mount VernonThompson, 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,...
Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own TimeMcDonald, 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
Caribbean DetoursNair, Supriya M.
Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction...
Katherine Anne Porter
A Sense of the TimesStout, 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
A New View of German HistoryBlickle, Peter
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion...
Architecture, Politics, and Science in Postwar AmericaSachs, 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 Human Rights Years, 1949–1952Roosevelt, 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...