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Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World

Campanelli, Lou

In 1971, Madison College was a small-town teachers college with around 3,000 students, most of them female. To elevate the college’s visibility and to appeal immediately to...


"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, who left few written...


Crucible
Crucible

The President's First Year

Nelson, Michael, Chidester, Jeffrey L., Georgakis Abbott, Stefanie

Is the presidency a position one must learn on the job, or can one learn from others’ experience? No common thread runs through the list of forty-five presidents; no playbook...


Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales
Tigers and Sails and ABC Tales
Twiggs, Ruth

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Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

For much of her own century, Elizabeth Gaskell was recognized as a voice of Victorian convention&emdash;-the loyal wife, good mother, and respected writer&emdash;-a...


The Struggle for Equality
The Struggle for Equality

Essays on Sectional Conflict, the Civil War, and the Long Reconstruction

Burton, Orville Vernon, Podair, Jerald, Weber, Jennifer L.

This collection of essays, organized around the theme of the struggle for equality in the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, also serves to honor the...


Nietzsche on Gender
Nietzsche on Gender

Beyond Man and Woman

Oppel, Frances Nesbitt

Although Nietzsche has been considered by some critics to be a misogynist for his treatment of woman, women, and the feminine, Frances Nesbitt Oppel offers a radical...


The Recovery of Rhetoric
The Recovery of Rhetoric

Persuasive Discourse and Disciplinarity in the Human Sciences

Roberts, R. H., Good, J. M. M.

This collection of essays by distinguished international scholars from various disciplines addresses the widespread and growing interest in the nature and function of rhetoric...


Public Vows
Public Vows

Fictions of Marriage in the English Enlightenment

Ganz, Melissa J.

In eighteenth-century England, the institution of marriage became the subject of heated debates, as clerics, jurists, legislators, philosophers, and social observers began...


Form and Fable in American Fiction
Form and Fable in American Fiction
Hoffman, Daniel

Combining the disciplines of folklore and literary criticism in his perceptive readings of works by Irving, Hawthorne, Melville, and Mark Twain, Daniel Hoffman demonstrates how...


The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind
The Illimitable Freedom of the Human Mind

Thomas Jefferson’s Idea of a University

O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Already renowned as a statesman, Thomas Jefferson in his retirement from government turned his attention to the founding of an institution of higher learning. Never merely a...


Sapphic Crossings
Sapphic Crossings

Cross-Dressing Women in Eighteenth-Century British Literature

Klein, Ula Lukszo

Across the eighteenth century in Britain, readers, writers, and theater-goers were fascinated by women who dressed in men’s clothing—from actresses on stage who showed their...


Cities of Affluence and Anger
Cities of Affluence and Anger

A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness

Kalliney, Peter

Providing a compact literary history of the twentieth century in England, Cities of Affluence and Anger studies the problematic terms of national identity during England's...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 January-30 April 1794

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 15 documents the period from 1 January through 30 April 1794, a time when Washington continued to focus his efforts as president on preventing the United States from...


Barbaric Culture and Black Critique
Barbaric Culture and Black Critique

Black Antislavery Writers, Religion, and the Slaveholding Atlantic

Wheelock, Stefan M.

In an interdisciplinary study of black intellectual history at the dawn of the nineteenth century, Stefan M. Wheelock shows how black antislavery writers were able to...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 14Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 14 of the Revolutionary War Series opens on 1 March 1778 with Washington praising his troops for their "uncomplaining Patience during the scarcity of provisions in Camp...


Vaudechamp in New Orleans
Rudolph, William Keyse

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Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris
Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris

The T. Catesby Jones Collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Virginia Art Museum

Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

A New York lawyer with Virginia roots, T. Catesby Jones acquired an extraordinary collection of paintings, drawings, prints, and sculptures by some sixty artists working in...


No Tomorrow
No Tomorrow

The Ethics of Pleasure in the French Enlightenment

Cusset, Catherine

Winner of the 1996 Walker Cowen Memorial Prize, Catherine Cusset's No Tomorrow traces the moral meaning of pleasure in several libertine works of the eighteenth-century—Watteau...


The Lawn
The Lawn

A Guide to Jefferson's University

Hogan, Pendleton

"This extremely informative guide should prove useful even to those well acquainted with the University of Virginia campus. Other visitors to Charlottesville can rely upon it...


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