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Keep Your Head to the Sky
Keep Your Head to the Sky

Interpreting African American Home Ground

Gundaker, Grey

The concept of African American home ground knits together diverse aspects of the American landscape, from elite suburbs and tower apartments to the old homeplaces of the...


First and Always
First and Always

A New Portrait of George Washington

Henriques, Peter R.

George Washington may be the most famous American who ever lived, and certainly is one of the most admired. While surrounded by myths, it is no myth that the man who led...


Lighting the Way
Lighting the Way

Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Public Policy

Rice, Douglas

Do our federal courts, including the Supreme Court, lead or merely implement public policy? This is a critical question in the study and practice of law, with a long history of...


City Trees
City Trees

A Historical Geography from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century

Lawrence, Henry W.

For those who have ever wondered why we have trees in cities or what makes the layout of cities like Paris and Amsterdam seem so memorable, City Trees: A Historical...


Exodus Politics
Exodus Politics

Civil Rights and Leadership in African American Literature and Culture

Patterson, Robert J.

Using the term "exodus politics" to theorize the valorization of black male leadership in the movement for civil rights, Robert J. Patterson explores the ways in which the...


Philosophy as Poetry
Philosophy as Poetry
Rorty, Richard

Undeniably iconoclastic, and doggedly practical where others were abstract, the late Richard Rorty was described by some as a philosopher with no philosophy. Rorty was...


Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Stevenson, Ian

Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they...


Far from My Father
Far from My Father
Tadjo, Véronique

"To attain some sort of universal value," Véronique Tadjo has said, "a piece of work has to go deep into the particular in order to reveal our shared humanity." In Far from...


Civil War Virginia
Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation

Robertson, James I., Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume...


Broken Government

Bridging the Partisan Divide

Antholis, William J., Sabato, Larry J.

In an increasingly polarized political environment, the first year of the new president’s term will be especially challenging. With a fresh mandate, however, the first year...


Basura
Basura

Cultures of Waste in Contemporary Spain

Amago, Samuel

What makes trash trash? How do we decide what to throw away? Driven by these questions and others, Samuel Amago takes us through the streets and alleys of Spain, sorting...


Victorian Connections
Victorian Connections
McGann, Jerome J.

In Victorian Connections, each contributor was asked to write about anything in the Victorian period, with only one proviso: that the essay seek to draw connections with...


The Poor Man's Son
The Poor Man's Son
Feraoun, Mouloud

Like the autobiographical hero of this, his classic first novel, Mouloud Feraoun grew up in the rugged Kabyle region of French-controlled Algeria, where the prospects for most...


The New Death
The New Death

American Modernism and World War I

James, Pearl

Adopting the term "new death," which was used to describe the unprecedented and horrific scale of death caused by the First World War, Pearl James uncovers several touchstones...


The Papers of Andrew Johnson Digital Edition
The Papers of Andrew Johnson Digital Edition

In the current “age of impeachment,” Andrew Johnson has gained a new historical relevance. But Johnson’s career is notable for more than his impeachment, with much to tell us about Civil War–era...


Drawing the Line
Drawing the Line

The Father Reimagined in Faulkner, Wright, O'Connor, and Morrison

Fowler, Doreen

In an original contribution to the psychoanalytic approach to literature, Doreen Fowler focuses on the fiction of four major American writers—William Faulkner, Richard Wright,...


A Saga of the New South
A Saga of the New South

Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

In the lead-up to the Civil War, Virginia, like other southern states, amassed a large public debt while striving to improve transportation infrastructure and stimulate...


By Broad Potomac's Shore
By Broad Potomac's Shore

Great Poems from the Early Days of Our Nation's Capital

Roberts, Kim

Following her successful Literary Guide to Washington, DC, which Library Journal called "the perfect accompaniment for a literature-inspired vacation in the US...


The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through...


Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes toward violent...


State and Citizen
State and Citizen

British America and the Early United States

Thompson, Peter, Onuf, Peter S.

Pointing the way to a new history of the transformation of British subjects into American citizens, State and Citizen challenges the presumption that the early American...


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