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What Should I Read Next?
What Should I Read Next?

70 University of Virginia Professors Recommend Readings in History, Politics, Literature, Math, Science, Technology, the Arts, and More

Feldman, Jessica R., Stilling, Robert

" I cannot live without books."
—Thomas Jefferson

Even the most well-read among us feel gaps in our knowledge. Former English majors or art students want to...


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Sands, John O.

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction...


Judging on a Collegial Court
Judging on a Collegial Court

Influences on Federal Appellate Decision Making

Hettinger, Virginia A., Lindquist, Stefanie A., Martinek, Wendy L.

in the professional world as a starting point for collaboration; rather than leaving decisions to just one person, dissent offers the opportunity to rethink or reinvent an idea...


Speculative Enterprise
Speculative Enterprise

Public Theaters and Financial Markets in London, 1688–1763

Burkert, Mattie

In the wake of the 1688 revolution, England’s transition to financial capitalism accelerated dramatically. Londoners witnessed the rise of credit-based currencies, securities...


Suicide
Suicide

The Social Causes of Self-Destruction

Manning, Jason

The conventional approach to suicide is psychiatric: ask the average person why people kill themselves, and they will likely cite depression. But this approach fails to...


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...


Virginians and Their Histories
Virginians and Their Histories
Tarter, Brent

Histories of Virginia have traditionally traced the same significant but narrow lines, overlooking whole swathes of human experience crucial to an understanding of the...


Murder, Honor, and Law
Murder, Honor, and Law

Four Virginia Homicides from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

Hamm, Richard F.

In 1868 a scion of one of the leading families of Richmond, Virginia, ambushed and killed the city’s most controversial journalist over an article that had dishonored the...


A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade
A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger

Oettinger, Johann Peter

As he traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa from 1682 to 1696, the young German barber-surgeon...


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


His Soul Goes Marching On
His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

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James MacNeill Whistler
James MacNeill Whistler

Uneasy Pieces

Curry, David Park

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The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 4

8 October 1802-15 May 1803

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook, Barber, Ellen J.

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James...


Rule Britannia!
Rule Britannia!

Art, Royalty & Power in the Age of Jamestown

Virginia Museum Of Fine Arts

The British monarchy’s abiding connection to the sea during the age of exploration was a critical factor in the establishment of Britain’s first colonies in the New World. It...


Living on Wilderness Time
Living on Wilderness Time
Walker, Melissa

Melissa Walker set out on a journey that many women of her generation have mapped only in their dreams. Like many American chroniclers before her who have surrendered to the...


A Saga of the New South
A Saga of the New South

Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

In the lead-up to the Civil War, Virginia, like other southern states, amassed a large public debt while striving to improve transportation infrastructure and stimulate...


American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety
American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety

Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States

Glickstein, Jonathan A.

The mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and...


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) was all of these...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 March 1823-24 February 1826

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Harbury, Katharine E.

During the period around volume 3 of the Retirement Series, James Madison remained largely at Montpelier, except for occasional visits to neighbors and attendance at ceremonial...


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