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Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Political Development and the New Realism in Sub-Saharan Africa
Apter, David E., Rosberg, Carl G.

Since the 1950s David Apter and Carl Rosenberg have been among the leading American scholars in African Studies. In this volume they, along with other major specialists in the...


The Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1816-1845

January 1843-May 1845

Moody, Robert F.

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The Courthouses of Early Virginia
The Courthouses of Early Virginia

An Architectural History

Lounsbury, Carl R.

Court day in early Virginia transformed crossroads towns into forums for citizens of all social classes to transact a variety of business, from legal cases heard before the...


Virginia Folk Legends
Virginia Folk Legends
Barden, Thomas E.

What do devil dogs, witches, haunted houses, Daniel Boone, Railroad Bill, "Justice John" Crutchfield, and lost silver mines have in common? All are among the subjects included...


Italy and the Environmental Humanities
Italy and the Environmental Humanities

Landscapes, Natures, Ecologies

Iovino, Serenella, Cesaretti, Enrico, Past, Elena

Bringing together new writing by some of the field’s most compelling voices from the United States and Europe, this is the first book to examine Italy--as a territory of both...


Historian in Chief
Historian in Chief

How Presidents Interpret the Past to Shape the Future

Cotlar, Seth, Ellis, Richard J.

Presidents shape not only the course of history but also how Americans remember and retell that history. From the Oval Office they instruct us what to respect and what to...


First in the Homes of His Countrymen
First in the Homes of His Countrymen

George Washington's Mount Vernon in the American Imagination

Brandt, Lydia Mattice

Over the past two hundred years, Americans have reproduced George Washington’s Mount Vernon plantation house more often, and in a greater variety of media, than any of their...


American Women Writers and the Nazis
American Women Writers and the Nazis

Ethics and Politics in Boyle, Porter, Stafford, and Hellman

Austenfeld, Thomas Carl

As expatriates in Germany and Austria in the 1930s, Kay Boyle, Katherine Anne Porter, Jean Stafford, and Lillian Hellman saw the rise of Nazi ideology firsthand. And while all...


Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


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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Pleasures and Pains
Pleasures and Pains
Milligan, Barry E.

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Topographies of the Sacred
Topographies of the Sacred

The Poetics of Place in European Romanticism

Rigby, Kate

Although the British romantic poets—notably, Blake, Wordsworth, and Byron—have been the subjects of previous ecocritical examinations, Kate Rigby’s Topographies of the...


Revolution in America
Revolution in America

Considerations and Comparisons

Higginbotham, Don

Our nation has produced comparatively few statesmen since the eighteenth century--only Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt seem to clearly qualify--whereas the American...


Soon Come
Soon Come

Jamaican Spirituality, Jamaican Poetics

Hodges, Hugh

Soon Come celebrates Jamaican poetry as an expression and extension of the island’s rich spiritual traditions, offering fresh insights into some of the late twentieth century’s...


Opportunity Time
Opportunity Time
Holton, Linwood

When newly elected Virginia governor Linwood Holton escorted his children into an integrated Richmond public school in 1970, he delivered the coup-de-grace to the Byrd machine...


Deep Talk
Deep Talk

Reading African-American Literary Names

King, Debra Walker

The process of naming is a transformative act that inherently imparts meaning, whether it be through the conscious use of a familiar historical or allegorical appellation or...


Buried from the World
Buried from the World

Inside the Massachusetts State Prison, 1829–1831

Gura, Philip F.

Between 1829 and 1831, Jared Curtis, the newly appointed prison chaplain at the Massachusetts State Prison in Charlestown, interviewed every one of the over 300 inmates at 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...


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