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David Finley
David Finley

Quiet Force for America's Arts

Doheny, David A.

Throughout his long and remarkable lifetime, David E. Finley (1890-1977) made brilliant contributions to the cultural life of this country. Yet less than...


Belzoni
Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate

Noël Hume, Ivor

The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824...


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...


The Fuggers of Augsburg
The Fuggers of Augsburg

Pursuing Wealth and Honor in Renaissance Germany

Häberlein, Mark

As the wealthiest German merchant family of the sixteenth century, the Fuggers have attracted wide scholarly attention. In contrast to the other famous...


Strategic Selection
Strategic Selection

Presidential Nomination of Supreme Court Justices from Herbert Hoover through George W. Bush

Nemacheck, Christine

The process by which presidents decide whom to nominate to fill Supreme Court vacancies is obviously of far-ranging importance, particularly because the...


Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes...


Train Time
Train Time

Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape

Stilgoe, John R.

Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Yet few Americans pay attention to rail...


Juanita
Juanita

A Romance of Real Life in Cuba Fifty Years Ago,

Mann, Mary Peabody

Originally published in 1887 and never before reprinted, Juanita is a historical romance based on Mary Peabody Mann's experience of living on a Cuban...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Government Proscribed

Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter J.

The essays in this collection set the Bill of Rights in context by tracing its historical lineages and establishing the political context for its...


Goodness and the Literary Imagination
Goodness and the Literary Imagination

Harvard's 95th Ingersoll Lecture with Essays on Morrison's Moral and Religious Vision

Morrison, Toni, Carrasco, David, Paulsell, Stephanie, Willard, Mara

What exactly is goodness? Where is it found in the literary imagination? Toni Morrison, one of American letters’ greatest voices, pondered these...


Personal Business
Personal Business

Character and Commerce in Victorian Literature and Culture

Hunt, Aeron

In recent years the analysis of the intersection of literature and economics has generated a vibrant conversation in literary and cultural studies of the...


A Voyage to Virginia in 1609
A Voyage to Virginia in 1609

Two Narratives: Strachey's "True Reportory" and Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

Strachey, William, Jourdain, Silvester, Wright, Louis B.

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume’s two accounts of the 1609 wreck...


The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War
Towers, Frank

The role the rural South and its plantation system played in the secession of the Confederate states is well established, but historian Frank Towers...


Sterling A. Brown
Sterling A. Brown

Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition

Gabbin, Joanne V.

Sterling A. Brown's achievement and influence in the field of American literature and culture are unquestionably significant. His poetry has been...


An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees
An Illustrated Guide to Eastern Woodland Wildflowers and Trees

350 Plants Observed at Sugarloaf Mountain, Maryland

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

A thorough yet user-friendly companion to the authors’ popular paperback Sugarloaf: The Mountain’s History, Geology, and Natural Lore—both books are the...


Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century
Interest and Connection in the Eighteenth Century

Hervey, Johnson, Smith, Equiano

Sider Jost, Jacob

Can a single word explain the world? In the British eighteenth century, interest comes close: it lies at the foundation of the period’s thinking...


The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition
The Papers of Andrew Jackson Digital Edition

Now with links to Library of Congress manuscript facsimiles

Andrew Jackson was born near the border of the colonial Carolinas and would take...


I'm No Angel
I'm No Angel

The Blonde in Fiction and Film

Tremper, Ellen

Have you ever wondered why there are so many "dumb blonde" jokes—always about women? Or how Ivanhoe's childhood love, the"flaxen Saxon" Rowena, morphed...


To Herland and Beyond
To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Lane, Ann J.

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists....


General Sun, My Brother
General Sun, My Brother
Alexis, Jacques Stephen

The first novel of the Haitian novelist Jacques Stephen Alexis, General Sun, My Brother appears here for the first time in English. Its depiction...


Whispers of Rebellion
Whispers of Rebellion

Narrating Gabriel's Conspiracy

Nicholls, Michael L.

An ambitious but abortive plan to revolt that ended in the conviction and hanging of over two dozen men, Gabriel’s Conspiracy of 1800 sought nothing less...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1885-1896

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

The second volume of letters between William and Henry James covers 1885-1896.


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