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Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Thomas Jefferson, Time, and History
Spahn, Hannah

Beginning with the famous opening to the Declaration of Independence ("When in the course of human events..."), almost all of Thomas Jefferson’s writings include creative,...


Indoor America
Indoor America

The Interior Landscape of Postwar Suburbia

Vesentini, Andrea

Cars, single-family houses, fallout shelters, air-conditioned malls—these are only some of the many interiors making up the landscape of American suburbia. Indoor America...


Visions of the Land
Visions of the Land

Science, Literature, and the American Environment from the Era of Exploration to the Age of Ecology

Bryson, Michael A.

The work of John Charles Fremont, Richard Byrd, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, John Wesley Powell, Susan Cooper, Rachel Carson, and Loren Eiseley represents a widely divergent body...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War...


Myth and Metaphor
Myth and Metaphor

Selected Essays 1974-1988 Northrop Frye

Frye, Northrop, Denham, Robert D.

This collection of twenty-four of Northrop Frye's essays, nine of which have never been published and several of which have appeared only in obscure sources, focuses on the...


The Pan American Imagination
The Pan American Imagination

Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature

Park, Stephen M.

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists,...


Reclaiming Patriotism
Reclaiming Patriotism
Etzioni, Amitai

Amitai Etzioni has made his reputation by transcending unwieldy, and even dangerous, binaries such as left/right or globalism/nativism. In his new book, Etzioni calls for...


Civil War Petersburg
Civil War Petersburg

Confederate City in the Crucible of War

Greene, A. Wilson

Few wartime cities in Virginia held more importance than Petersburg. Nonetheless, the city has, until now, lacked an adequate military history, let alone a history of the...


The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

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Playfair
Playfair

The True Story of the British Secret Agent Who Changed How We See the World

Berkowitz, Bruce

William Playfair is best known as an ingenious Scot of questionable repute who happened to invent "statistical graphics"—the line, bar, and pie charts we use today. Some are...


Character and Conversion in Autobiography
Character and Conversion in Autobiography

Augustine, Montaigne, Descartes, Rousseau, and Sartre

Riley, Patrick

What happens, asks Patrick Riley, when a life transformed becomes an autobiography? What is the relationship between the subjective upheaval of conversion and the...


A Small Boy and Others
A Small Boy and Others

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal...


Reading Popular Newtonianism
Reading Popular Newtonianism

Print, the Principia, and the Dissemination of Newtonian Science

Miller, Laura

Sir Isaac Newton’s publications, and those he inspired, were among the most significant works published during the long eighteenth century in Britain. Concepts such as...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008...


The View from the Bench and Chambers
The View from the Bench and Chambers

Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Bowie, Jennifer Barnes, Songer, Donald R., Szmer, John

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased...


Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts
Caribbean Shadows and Victorian Ghosts

Women's Writing and Decolonization

Renk, Kathleen J.

IN AN ERA of social chaos, religious skepticism, and postrevolutionary fear, the idea of the stable middle-class family acquired a mythical status in nineteenth-century England...


Mad for God
Mad for God

Bartolome Sanchez, the Secret Messiah of Cardenete

Nalle, Sara Tilghman

Convinced he was the Elijah Messiah, the Spanish peasant Bartolomé Sánchez believed that God had sent him in divine retribution for the crimes committed by the Inquisition and...


Transient and Permanent
Transient and Permanent

The Transcendentalist Movement and Its Contexts

Wright, Conrad Edick

Comprising twenty essays by leading scholars, this insightful collection provides the best recent writing on the Transcendentalists, the New England religious reformers and...


A Republic for the Ages
A Republic for the Ages

The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic

Kennon, Donald R.

THIS VOLUME in the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the American Revolution series explores how the architecture of the Capitol is imbued with the...


Scalawag
Scalawag

A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism

Peeples, Edward H., MacLean, Nancy

Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated...


The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington
The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington

A Black Reformer in the Post-Reconstruction South

Washington, Josephine Turpin, Dandridge, Rita B.

Newspaper journalist, teacher, and social reformer, Josephine J. Turpin Washington led a life of intense engagement with the issues facing African American society in the post-...


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