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The Virginia Adventure
The Virginia Adventure

Roanoke to James Towne

Noël Hume, Ivor

In The Virginia Adventure, Noel Hume turns his attention to the two earliest English settlements in Virginia, Roanoke and James Towne, with fascinating results. Combining...


American Dreams

Opportunity and Upward Mobility

McKee, Guian, Lopez-Gottardi Chao, Cristina

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


Frances Power Cobbe
Frances Power Cobbe

Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer

Mitchell, Sally

Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904) is the most important nineteenth-century British writer and activist not heretofore treated in a full-length biography. An independent...


In the Arena
In the Arena

A Memoir of Love, War, and Politics

Robb, Chuck

In December 1967, Chuck Robb was catapulted onto the national scene when he married Lynda Bird Johnson, the daughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson, in a nationally broadcast...


Founders Early Access
Founders Early Access

The Rotunda Founders Early Access project makes available for the first time thousands of unpublished documents from our nation’s founders in a free online resource. Conceived with the...


"Answer at Once"
"Answer at Once"

Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park, 1934-1938

Powell, Katrina M.

With the Commonwealth of Virginia's Public Park Condemnation Act of 1928, the state surveyed for and acquired three thousand tracts of land that would become Shenandoah...


Building Natures
Building Natures

Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning

Daniel, Julia

In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists...


Richmond
Richmond

The Story of a City

Dabney, Virginius

Richmond: The Story of a City chronicles the growth of this historic community over nearly four centuries from its founding in the early 1700s by William Byrd II to its most...


Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Winthrop Papers, 1650-1654
Freiberg, Malcolm

Containing the letters of John Winthrop, Sr., and Jr., and their correspondents, this collection details the early years of the New England colonies. One of the most important...


Basura
Basura

Cultures of Waste in Contemporary Spain

Amago, Samuel

What makes trash trash? How do we decide what to throw away? Driven by these questions and others, Samuel Amago takes us through the streets and alleys of Spain, sorting...


Mr. Jefferson's Telescope
Mr. Jefferson's Telescope

A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

Wolfe, Brendan

Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements--a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion...


The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye
The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye

Portraits for the People, 1800–1809

Cunningham, Noble E., Jr.

An important contribtion to iconographic studies of the presidency, this book employs an innovative approach. Sixty engraving, medal and silhousettes illustrate the images of...


The Reason of the Gift
The Reason of the Gift
Marion, Jean-Luc

This book represents a continuation of Jean-Luc Marion’s work on givenness as a foundational concept. A former student of Jacques Derrida, Marion is known for his work in...


Best New Poets 2006
Best New Poets 2006

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Pankey, Eric

The only publication of its kind, Best New Poets is an annual anthology of poetry by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this eclectic...


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 toward violent...


Eden's Endemics
Eden's Endemics

Narratives of Biodiversity on Earth and Beyond

Callaway, Elizabeth

In the past thirty years biodiversity has become one of the central organizing principles through which we understand the nonhuman environment. Its deceptively simple...


Sacred Order/Social Order
Sacred Order/Social Order

My Life among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority

Rieff, Philip, Piver, Kenneth S.

With My Life among the Deathworks: Illustrations of the Aesthetics of Authority, the renowned cultural theorist and Freud scholar Philip Rieff inaugurates a trilogy that...


Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


Sons of the Father
Sons of the Father

George Washington and His Protégés

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Whether acting as a military officer or civilian officeholder, George Washington did not possess a reputation for glad handing, easy confidences, or even much warmth. His...


Migrant Modernism
Migrant Modernism

Postwar London and the West Indian Novel

Brown, J. Dillon

In Migrant Modernism, J. Dillon Brown examines the intersection between British literary modernism and the foundational West Indian novels that emerged in London after...


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Arceneaux, Pamela D.

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