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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...


Reflections of Loko Miwa
Reflections of Loko Miwa
Desquiron, Lilas

Reflections of Loko Miwa is th first novel for Lilas Desquiron, one of few Haitian women writers to gain international recognition. The country's complex social and political...


Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop
Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop

Art in Locale

Risatti, Howard, Kass, Ray

Contemporary art, interdisciplinary research, traditional Appalachian culture, and advanced technology converge in The Mountain Lake Symposium and Workshop: Artists in...


Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Reputation and Legacy

Cogliano, Francis D.

In his probing new study, Francis Cogliano focuses on Thomas Jefferson’s relation to history, both as the context in which he lived, and as something he made considerable, and...


Armed Citizens
Armed Citizens

The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment

Shusterman, Noah

Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and the patterns that...


Going by Contraries
Going by Contraries

Robert Frost's Conflict with Science

Hass, Robert Bernard

One of the most vexing problems facing American modernist poets was how to find a place for poetry and religion in a culture that considered science its most reliable source of...


Beyond the Moulin Rouge
Beyond the Moulin Rouge

The Life and Legacy of La Goulue

Visconti, Will

Best known by her stage name, La Goulue (the Glutton), Louise Weber was one of the biggest stars of fin de siècle Paris, renowned as a cancan dancer at the Moulin Rouge. The...


The President and His Biographer
The President and His Biographer

Woodrow Wilson and Ray Stannard Baker

Peterson, Merrill D.

As his presidency drew to a close, Woodrow Wilson came to realize the claim history would soon have on the documentary record of his life and work, of which he had been a...


Virginia's Wild Side
Virginia's Wild Side

50 Outdoor Adventures from the Mountains to the Ocean

Badger, Curtis J.

Fair warning to all of Virginia’s couch potatoes: Curtis Badger has compiled such an engaging and refreshingly unconventional treasury of outdoor adventures that you may be...


The Diaries of George Washington
The Diaries of George Washington

1748-1765

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


Train Time
Train Time

Railroads and the Imminent Reshaping of the United States Landscape

Stilgoe, John R.

Unlike many United States industries, railroads are intrinsically linked to American soil and particular regions. Yet few Americans pay attention to rail lines, even though...


Waters of Potowmack
Waters of Potowmack
Metcalf, Paul

Waters of Potowmack is a documentary history of the Potomac River and its wide, fertile basin—the setting for much of early United States history. A collage of primary accounts...


Under Construction
Under Construction

The Body in Spanish Novels

Scarlett, Elizabeth A.

Using modern feminist and narratological tools of analysis, Elizabeth Scarlett offers illuminating insights into the terms of embodiment in novels by numerous Spanish authors....


Against the Map
Against the Map

The Politics of Geography in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Sills, Adam

Over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the increasing accuracy and legibility of cartographic projections, the proliferation of empirically based...


Yuletide in Dixie
Yuletide in Dixie

Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory

May, Robert E.

How did enslaved African Americans in the Old South really experience Christmas? Did Christmastime provide slaves with a lengthy and jubilant respite from labor and the whip,...


To Herland and Beyond
To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Lane, Ann J.

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists. Drawing from an abundance of...


Talk Yuh Talk
Talk Yuh Talk

Interviews with Anglophone Caribbean Poets

Dawes, Kwame

Before the Caribbean-inflected spoken-word poetry of the 1990s, epitomized by poetry slams at the Nuyorican Poets Café in Manhattan, there was reggae. In the past thirty years...


Best New Poets 2008
Best New Poets 2008

50 Poems from Emerging Writers

Strand, Mark

The only publication of its kind, this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full-length book. The poems included in this...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

July 1814-18 February 1815

Madison, James, Kreider, Angela, Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E., Johnson, Mary Parke

Volume 8 of the Presidential Series covers the suspense-filled final months of the War of 1812, as Madison awaited the outcome of peace negotiations at Ghent while...


Running on the Record
Running on the Record

Civil War-Era Politics in New Hampshire

Renda, Lex

In this valuable study, Lex Renda uses retrospective voting theory—a quantitative political science model for assessing political allegiances—to explore the connections between...


Dog Days
Dog Days

An Animal Chronicle

Nganang, Patrice

"I am a dog," the narrator of Patrice Nganang's novel plainly informs us. As such, he has learned not to expect too much from life. He can, however, observe the life around him...


Jefferson the Virginian
Jefferson the Virginian
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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Frances Power Cobbe
Frances Power Cobbe

Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer

Mitchell, Sally

Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904) is the most important nineteenth-century British writer and activist not heretofore treated in a full-length biography. An independent...


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