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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 perplexing questions in her...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744–1775) left a lasting impression on those he met--for...


Society Ties
Society Ties

A History of the Jefferson Society and Student Life at the University of Virginia

Howard, Thomas L. III, Gallogly, Owen W.

Society Ties is a history of the University of Virginia’s oldest student organization, the Jefferson Society. Founded in 1825, the Society has counted the likes of...


The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy
The Adventures of Amos 'n' Andy

A Social History of an American Phenomenon

Ely, Melvin Patrick

Forty million Americans indulged in a national obsession in 1930: they eagerly tuned in Amos 'n' Andy, the nightly radio comedy in which a pair of white actors portrayed the...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1897-1910

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

The third and final volume of the correspondence between William and Henry James begins in 1897 and concludes with William's death in 1910.


The Nation's Nature
The Nation's Nature

How Continental Presumptions Gave Rise to the United States of America

Drake, James D.

In one of Common Sense’s most ringing phrases, Thomas Paine declared it "absurd" for "a continent to be perpetually governed by an island." Such powerful words, coupled...


Oh, Shenandoah
Oh, Shenandoah

Paintings of the Historic Valley and River

Kushnir, Andrei

The Shenandoah Valley is widely renowned for its beauty and its idyllic landscape of farms, fields, historic towns, and Civil War battlefields. Framed to the east and west by...


The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
The Warren Court in Historical and Political Perspective
Tushnet, Mark

The tenure of Earl Warren as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1953-69) was marked by a series of decisions unique in the history of the Court for the...


Stranger America
Stranger America

A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion

Toth, Josh

Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America’s democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and victory...


Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House
Reiss, Steven M.

Frank Lloyd Wright designed and realized over 500 buildings between 1886 and 1959 for a wide range of clients. In Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House, architect...


Faulkner
Faulkner

The Return of the Repressed

Fowler, Doreen

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to be predicated on...


Gold and Freedom
Gold and Freedom

The Political Economy of Reconstruction

Barreyre, Nicolas

Historians have long treated Reconstruction primarily as a southern concern isolated from broader national political developments. Yet at its core, Reconstruction was a battle...


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 into Marilyn Monroe?...


Epistolary Histories
Epistolary Histories

Letters, Fiction, Culture

Gilroy, Amanda, Verhoeven, Wil M.

This innovative collection of essays participates in the ongoing debate about the epistolary form, challenging readers to rethink the traditional association between the letter...


The Road to Black Ned's Forge

A Story of Race, Sex, and Trade on the Colonial American Frontier

McCleskey, Turk

In 1752 an enslaved Pennsylvania ironworker named Ned purchased his freedom and moved to Virginia on the upper James River. Taking the name Edward Tarr, he became the first...


Contesting Slavery
Contesting Slavery

The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

Hammond, John Craig, Mason, Matthew

Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians’ understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting...


George Washington
George Washington

Pioneer Farmer

Fusonie, Alan

This volume provides a fresh historical focus on George Washington as a pioneer farmer actively engaged in a new approach to agriculture: one based on a more scientific...


Traumatic Possessions
Traumatic Possessions

The Body and Memory in African American Women's Writing and Performance

Griffiths, Jennifer L.

Studies of traumatic stress have explored the challenges to memory as a result of extreme experience, particularly in relation to the ways in which trauma resonates within the...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 5

June-August 1776

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's greatest challenge yet as...


The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


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