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A Blue Moon in Poorwater
A Blue Moon in Poorwater
Hankla, Cathryn

Cathryn Hankla's first novel is an engaging coming-of-age story set in the small Appalachian mining town of Poorwater, Virginia. It is the summer of 1968...


Margaret Garner
Margaret Garner

The Premiere Performances of Toni Morrison's Libretto

Jennings, La Vinia Delois

In January 1856, Margaret Garner—an enslaved woman on a Kentucky plantation—ran with members of her family to the free state of Ohio. As slave catchers...


Dunmore's New World
Dunmore's New World

The Extraordinary Life of a Royal Governor in Revolutionary America--with Jacobites, Counterfeiters, Land Schemes, Shipwrecks, Scalping, Indian Politics, Runaway Slaves, and Two Illegal Royal Weddings

David, James Corbett

Dunmore's New World tells the stranger-than-fiction story of Lord Dunmore, the last royal governor of Virginia, whose long-neglected life boasts...


Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone

Pioneer of Woman's Rights

Blackwell, Alice Stone

Alice Stone Blackwell, editor of the Woman's Journal, published this biography of her mother, Lucy Stone, in 1930, a decade after the ratification...


Miles to Go
Miles to Go

Aging in Rural Virginia

Garrett, Susan

You can drive out of Charlottesville, Virginia, in any direction and within ten minutes find yourself in third-world rural poverty. In 1988, University...


A Separate Civil War
A Separate Civil War

Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South

Sarris, Jonathan Dean

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 1

4 March-31 July 1801

Madison, James, Brugger, Robert J., Crout, Robert Rhodes, Dowdy, Dru, Rutland, Robert A., Sisson, Jeanne K.

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and...


A Life in Jazz
Barker, Danny

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Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americas
Aljoe, Nicole N., Finseth, Ian

Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays...


James MacNeill Whistler
James MacNeill Whistler

Uneasy Pieces

Curry, David Park

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The Executioner's Journal
The Executioner's Journal

Meister Frantz Schmidt of the Imperial City of Nuremberg

Schmidt, Frantz

During a career lasting nearly half a century, Meister Frantz Schmidt (1554-1634) personally put to death 392 individuals and tortured, flogged, or...


A Closer Look

The Antebellum Photographs of Jay Dearborn Edwards, 1858–1861

The Historic New Orleans Collection

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Faulkner
Faulkner

The Return of the Repressed

Fowler, Doreen

Doreen Fowler's Faulkner: The Return of the Repressed is only the second book-length pychoanalytic interpretation of Faulkner's oeuvre and the first to...


Black Landscapes Matter
Black Landscapes Matter
Hood, Walter, Tada, Grace Mitchell

The question "Do black landscapes matter?" cuts deep to the core of American history. From the plantations of slavery to contemporary segregated cities,...


New Communitarian Thinking
New Communitarian Thinking

Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities

Etzioni, Amitai

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies...


Conserving the Commonwealth
Conserving the Commonwealth

The Early Years of the Environmental Movement in Virginia

Peters, Margaret T., Hass, Patricia C.

Conserving the Commonwealth is the book that anyone interested in conservation and environmental issues has been waiting for. This history...


Royalties
Royalties

The Queen and Victorian Writers

Houston, Gail Turley

Queens, by definition, embody a historical contradiction between femininity and power. Queen Victoria, whose strength and longevity defined an age,...


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...


The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson
Betts, Edwin Morris

Thomas Jefferson was a prolific letter writer; it has been estimated that he wrote and received as many as fifty thousand letters. The letters here are...


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...


The Tao of Strategy
The Tao of Strategy

How Seven Eastern Philosophies Help Solve Twenty-First-Century Business Challenges

Bourgeois, L. J. III, Eygenson, Serge, Namasondhi, Kanokrat

The Tao of Strategy combines ancient wisdom from the Eastern world’s great philosophers and lessons from modern-day business leaders to provide...


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