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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1791-February 1792

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

n the period covered by volume 9, the fall and winter of 1791-92, Washington was busy dealing with a host of issues. Over forty letters to and from Washington between November...


America's Wetland
America's Wetland

An Environmental and Cultural History of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Sawyer, Roy T.

The geologically ancient Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina rests precariously atop millions of years of erosion from the nearby...


George Washington
George Washington

First in War

Palmer, Dave R.

George Washington’s long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War; it culminated in the role...


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Yorktown's Captive Fleet
Sands, John O.

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction...


Talking Shop
Talking Shop

The Language of Craft in an Age of Consumption

Betjemann, Peter

Describing everything from bread and cappuccinos to mass-market furnishings, a language of the "artisanal" saturates our culture today. That language, Peter Betjemann proposes...


An American Cutting Garden
An American Cutting Garden

A Primer for Growing Cut Flowers Where Summers Are Hot and Winters Are Cold

McIntire, Suzanne

In An American Cutting Garden Suzanne McIntire describes how to plan a cutting garden, choose suitable plants, keep the garden in good order, and harvest a bountiful crop—all...


Uncommon Sense

Infamous for authoring two concepts since favored by government powers seeking license for ruthlessness—the utilitarian notion of privileging the greatest happiness for the...


Close Kin and Distant Relatives
Close Kin and Distant Relatives

The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature

Morris, Susana M.

The "black family" in the United States and the Caribbean often holds contradictory and competing meanings in public discourse: on the one hand, it is a site of love, strength...


The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia
The Pleasure Gardens of Virginia

From Jamestown to Jefferson

Martin, Peter

Using a rich assortment of illustrations and biographical sketches, Peter Martin relates the experiences of colonial gardeners who shaped the natural beauty of Virginia's...


Resurrections
Resurrections

Authors, Heroes—and a Spy

Meyers, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Meyers’ Resurrections: Authors, Heroes—and a Spy brings to life a set of extraordinary writers, painters, and literary adventurers who turned their lives into...


The Bill of Rights
The Bill of Rights

Original Meaning and Current Understanding

Hickok, Eugene W., Jr.

While recent years have seen a flood of literature on the Bill of Rights, this collection of essays, all by highly regarded constitutional scholars, is the first to offer a...


Unmentionable Cuisine
Unmentionable Cuisine
Schwabe, Calvin W.

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Being Apart
Being Apart

Theoretical and Existential Resistance in Africana Literature

Parris, LaRose T.

In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

Second Term, 1805-1809

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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Novel Ventures
Novel Ventures

Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690-1730

Orr, Leah

The eighteenth century British book trade marks the beginning of the literary marketplace as we know it. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 brought an end to pre-...


Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography
Traditions of Victorian Women's Autobiography

The Poetics and Politics of Life Writing

Peterson, Linda H.

Victorian women's autobiography emerged at a historical moment when the field of life writing was particularly rich. Spiritual autobiography was developing interesting...


Tropical Circle
Tropical Circle
Fantour, Alioum

This novel, winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Littérature d'Afrique Noire, has been seen as a story about the struggles of nation-building in Africa, as a fierce depiction of...


Natural Virginia
Natural Virginia
Greenberg, Ben

A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben Greenberg has done the...


Tigers in Africa
Tigers in Africa

Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope

Schrire, Carmel

A characteristically unconventional and engaging work, Carmel Schrire’s Tigers in Africa: Stalking the Past at the Cape of Good Hope interweaves such diverse themes as colonial...


Text as Process
Text as Process

Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Dickinson

Bushell, Sally

Text as Process is about the literary work before it becomes a completed work of art. It is concerned with draft materials, with the manuscripts that constitute text in...


Pirating Fictions
Pirating Fictions

Ownership and Creativity in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture

Cohen, Monica F.

Two distinctly different meanings of piracy are ingeniously intertwined in Monica Cohen's lively new book, which shows how popular depictions of the pirate held sway on the...


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