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From Jamestown to Jefferson
From Jamestown to Jefferson

The Evolution of Religious Freedom in Virginia

Rasor, Paul, Bond, Richard E.

From Jamestown to Jefferson sheds new light on the contexts surrounding Thomas Jefferson’s Statute for Religious Freedom—and on the emergence of the American...


Vicksburg, Southern City Under Siege

William Lovelace Foster’s Letter Describing the Defense and Surrender of the Confederate Fortress on the Mississippi

Urquhart, Kenneth Trist

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American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


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...


Anthropocene Fictions
Anthropocene Fictions

The Novel in a Time of Climate Change

Trexler, Adam

Since the Industrial Revolution, humans have transformed the Earth’s atmosphere, committing our planet to more extreme weather, rising sea levels, melting polar ice caps, and...


Shenandoah
Shenandoah

Views of Our National Park

Moore, Hullihen Williams

The only collection of photographs devoted to one of America’s natural treasures, Shenandoah: Views of Our National Park documents one man’s decades-long fascination with this...


After Virginia Tech
After Virginia Tech

Guns, Safety, and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings

Kapsidelis, Thomas P.

In what has become the era of the mass shooting, we are routinely taken to scenes of terrible violence. Often neglected, however, is the long aftermath, including the efforts...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


Mapping Hispaniola
Mapping Hispaniola

Third Space in Dominican and Haitian Literature

Myers, Megan Jeanette

Because of their respective histories of colonization and independence, the Spanish-speaking Dominican Republic has developed into the largest economy of the Caribbean, while...


Josephine Crawford

An Artist’s Vision

Hoffman, Louise C.

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Cajun Document
Cajun Document

Acadiana, 1973-74

Baz, Douglas, Traub, Charles H.

For six months in 1974, two young photographers, fresh out of art school in Chicago, traveled through Cajun country, documenting the people, festivals, material culture, and...


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...


George Washington's Hair
George Washington's Hair

How Early Americans Remembered the Founders

Beutler, Keith

Mostly hidden from public view, like an embarrassing family secret, scores of putative locks of George Washington’s hair are held, more than two centuries after his death, in...


Crossing the Boundaries of Belief
Crossing the Boundaries of Belief

Geographies of Religious Conversion in Southern Germany, 1648-1800

Corpis, Duane J.

In early modern Germany, religious conversion was a profoundly social and political phenomenon rather than purely an act of private conscience. Because social norms and legal...


Unmentionable Cuisine
Unmentionable Cuisine
Schwabe, Calvin W.

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Fatal Politics
Fatal Politics

The Nixon Tapes, the Vietnam War, and the Casualties of Reelection

Hughes, Ken

In his widely acclaimed Chasing Shadows ("the best account yet of Nixon’s devious interference with Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 Vietnam War negotiations"-- Washington Post...


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...


Disaster Writing
Disaster Writing

The Cultural Politics of Catastrophe in Latin America

Anderson, Mark D.

In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark...


The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
Fash, Lydia G.

Accounts of the rise of American literature often start in the 1850s with a cluster of "great American novels"—Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Melville’s Moby-Dick...


On Endings
On Endings

American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War

Grausam, Daniel

What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam’s On Endings...


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