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Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Becoming Men of Some Consequence

Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Ruddiman, John A.

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the...


Vulnerable States
Vulnerable States

Bodies of Memory in Contemporary Caribbean Fiction

De Ferrari, Guillermina

According to Martinican theorist Édouard Glissant, the twentieth century has been dominated in the Caribbean by a passion for the remembrance of colonial history. But while...


Mary Austin's Regionalism
Mary Austin's Regionalism

Reflections on Gender, Genre, and Geography

Schaefer, Heike

Best known for The Land of Little Rain, a collection of natural-history essays about the California deserts, the Western writer Mary Austin (1868–1934) was a prolific literary...


Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Austin, Linda M.

Referred to long ago as a "disease" of Swiss soldiers and Highland regiments far from home, nostalgia became known in the 1920s as more of a fleeting rather than debilitating...


Meditation and the Martial Arts
Meditation and the Martial Arts
Raposa, Michael L.

The relationship between meditation and the martial arts is a multifaceted one: meditation is one of the practices in which martial artists engage in order to prepare for...


The War Hits Home
The War Hits Home

The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia

Wills, Brian Steel

In 1863 Confederate forces under Lieutenant General James Longstreet, while scouring Southside Virginia for badly needed supplies, threatened the Union garrison in Suffolk. For...


Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard
Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard

Charles Morton's Logick System & William Brattle's Compendium of Logick

Kennedy, Rick

Charles Morton was transatlantic Puritanism's most famous educator at the time of his arrival in Boston in 1686. His Logick System advocated the vigorous Aristotelian logic...


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Gordon-Reed, Annette

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two...


Women in Exile
Women in Exile
Afkhami, Mahnaz

Attempting to come to terms with her own life in exile, Afkhami, who was forced out of Iran because of her work for women's rights, sought out and talked with 12 other women...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 29

28 October–31 December 1780

Washington, George

In volume 29 of the Revolutionary War Series, problems and frustrations dominate the final nine weeks of 1780 for Gen. George Washington—particularly the failure to strike a...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1878-1884

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

This volume charts James's emergence into professional and personal maturity while chronicling the decisive steps he took toward resolving his notoriously protracted and...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1792-January 1

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11, which covers the closing months of Washington's first presidential term, opens with Washington at Mount Vernon, tending to both public and private affairs. The...


George Washington, Nationalist
George Washington, Nationalist
Larson, Edward J.

George Washington was the unanimous choice of his fellow founders for president, and he is remembered to this day as an exceptional leader, but how exactly did this manifest...


Against the Unspeakable
Against the Unspeakable

Complicity, the Holocaust, and Slavery in America

Mandel, Naomi

In the wake of World War II, the Nazi genocide of European Jews has come to stand for "the unspeakable," posing crucial challenges to the representation of suffering, the...


Buildings of North Dakota
Buildings of North Dakota
Martens, Steve C., Ramsay, Ronald H. L. M.

For many people outside the state, North Dakota conjures visions of a remote, sparse, and seemingly inhospitable landscape, replete with ghost towns, scattered farmsteads, and...


Raving at Usurers
Raving at Usurers

Anti-Finance and the Ethics of Uncertainty in England, 1690-1750

Codr, Dwight

In Raving at Usurers, Dwight Codr explores the complex intersection of religion, economics, ethics, and literature in late seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England....


Exhibiting Slavery
Exhibiting Slavery

The Caribbean Postmodern Novel as Museum

Halloran, Vivian Nun

Exhibiting Slavery examines the ways in which Caribbean postmodern historical novels about slavery written in Spanish, English, and French function as virtual museums,...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 May-30 September 1794

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ebel, Carol S.

During the spring and summer of 1794, Washington and his cabinet faced concerns that arose from the ongoing war in Europe. Embargo evasions, activities of French and British...


Fashioning Character
Fashioning Character

Style, Performance, and Identity in Contemporary American Literature

Cardon, Lauren S.

It’s often said that we are what we wear. Tracing an American trajectory in fashion, Lauren Cardon shows how we become what we wear. Over the twentieth century, the American...


The Sacred Act of Reading
The Sacred Act of Reading

Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature

Castro, Anne Margaret

From Zora Neale Hurston to Derek Walcott to Toni Morrison, New World black authors have written about African-derived religious traditions and spiritual practices.  The...


Redemption from Tyranny
Redemption from Tyranny

Herman Husband's American Revolution

Stewart, Bruce E.

For many common people, the American Revolution offered an opportunity to radically reimagine the wealth and power structures in the nascent United States. Yet in the eyes of...


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