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Caribbean Romances
Caribbean Romances

The Politics of Regional Representation

Edmondson, Belinda

This interdisciplinary volume on postcolonial Caribbean culture brings together ten essays by exciting young scholars who challenge some of the established assumptions of...


Byrd's Line
Byrd's Line

A Natural History

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

In 1728, William Byrd, the wealthy, English-educated master of Westover plantation, undertook a journey with a troop of commissioners, surveyors, and woodsmen to determine the...


Faces of Community
Faces of Community

Immigrant Massachusetts 1860-2000

Ueda, Reed, Wright, Conrad Edick

For hundreds of thousands of immigrants, coming to Massachusetts has meant exchanging one community for another in multiple ways that are often overlooked. Whether home was...


Battle over the Bench
Battle over the Bench

Senators, Interest Groups, and Lower Court Confirmations

Steigerwalt, Amy

Who gets seated on the lower federal courts and why? Why are some nominees confirmed easily while others travel a long, hard road to confirmation? What role do senators and...


The Algerian New Novel
The Algerian New Novel

The Poetics of a Modern Nation, 1950-1979

Orlando, Valérie K.

Disputing the claim that Algerian writing during the struggle against French colonial rule dealt almost exclusively with revolutionary themes, The Algerian New Novel...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

Second Term, 1805-1809

Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Orphan Narratives
Orphan Narratives

The Postplantation Literature of Faulkner, Glissant, Morrison, and Saint-John Perse

Loichot, Valérie

In Orphan Narratives, Valérie Loichot investigates the fiction and poetry of four writers who emerged from the postslavery plantation world of the Americas—William...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

April-June 1789

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 2 is concerned largely with Washington's inaugural jouney to New York and his initial activites as president upon his arrival. The documents, with annotations, chronicle...


From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Paternalism's Daughter

Symonds, Deborah A.

A celebrated historian and women’s studies scholar, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese roiled both disciplines with her transition from Marxist-inclined feminist to conservative public...


The Selected Papers of John Jay

1799–1829

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 7 of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in 1799 with John Jay well into his second term as governor of New York. After overseeing the passage of the law for gradually...


Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
Grofman, Bernard

The 1964 Civil Rights Act, in conjunction with the Voting Rights Act of the following year, totally transformed the shape of American race relations. Supporters of the Civil...


Tropical Circle
Tropical Circle
Fantour, Alioum

This novel, winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Littérature d'Afrique Noire, has been seen as a story about the struggles of nation-building in Africa, as a fierce depiction of...


Supposing Bleak House
Supposing Bleak House
Jordan, John O.

Supposing "Bleak House" is an extended meditation on what many consider to be Dickens’s and nineteenth-century England’s greatest work of narrative fiction. Focusing on...


Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity
Wasby, Stephen L.

The first book-length study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity fills a void in the...


How Societies Are Born
How Societies Are Born

Governance in West Central Africa before 1600

Vansina, Jan

Like stars, societies are born, and this story deals with such a birth. It asks a fundamental and compelling question: How did societies first coalesce from the small foraging...


The Finger of God
The Finger of God

Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek Massacre in South Africa

Edgar, Robert R.

On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers....


Treasure in Heaven
Treasure in Heaven

The Holy Poor in Early Christianity

Brown, Peter

The "holy poor" have long maintained an elite status within Christianity. Differing from the "real" poor, these clergymen, teachers, and ascetics have historically been viewed...


Tom Paine's America
Tom Paine's America

The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic

Cotlar, Seth

Tom Paine’s America explores the vibrant, transatlantic traffic in people, ideas, and texts that profoundly shaped American political debate in the 1790s. In 1789, when...


American Imperialism's Undead
American Imperialism's Undead

The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism

Dalleo, Raphael

As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration...


The History of Ornithology in Virginia
The History of Ornithology in Virginia
Johnston, David W.

Host to a large and diverse bird population as well as a long human history, Virginia is arguably the birthplace of ornithology in North America. David W. Johnston’s History of...


Rituals of Race
Rituals of Race

American Public Culture and the Search for Racial Democracy

Lorini, Alessandra

In this sophisticated study of the struggle for African American human rights in America, Alessandra Lorini examines public events in New York City from the end of the Civil...


Conserving the Commonwealth
Conserving the Commonwealth

The Early Years of the Environmental Movement in Virginia

Peters, Margaret T., Hass, Patricia C.

Conserving the Commonwealth is the book that anyone interested in conservation and environmental issues has been waiting for. This history describes the earliest days...


The Science of Fly-Fishing
The Science of Fly-Fishing
Ulanski, Stanley

The foundations of fly-fishing history, literature, and mechanics are firmly anchored in the disciplines of science, yet until now there has been no comprehensive work that...


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