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The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal
The Southern Agrarians and the New Deal

Essays after I'll Take My Stand

Bingham, Emily S., Underwood, Thomas A.

Scholars frequently assume that the Southern Agrarian movement was limited to the philosophy laid out in the landmark 1930 book I'll Take My Stand. Yet...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Deborah, Parker, Mark

Suck-up. Ass-kisser. Brownnoser. Bootlicker. Lickspittle. Toadeater... Found in every walk of life, both real and imagined, sycophants surround us. But...


The Senate
The Senate

From White Supremacy to Governmental Gridlock

Wirls, Daniel

In this lively analysis, Daniel Wirls examines the Senate in relation to our other institutions of government and the constitutional system as a whole,...


Martin's Hundred
Martin's Hundred
Noël Hume, Ivor

The author describes his archeological excavation of a seventeenth-century English settlement in Virginia and his discovery of evidence of the early...


Religion after Postmodernism
Religion after Postmodernism

Retheorizing Myth and Literature

Taylor, Victor E.

In this critical examination of the role of the imagination in the modern and postmodern periods, Victor E. Taylor looks at the 'fable' as a narrative...


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...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 5

June-August 1776

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 5 covers the preliminary phase of the New York campaign, the period from mid-June to mid-August 1776 when the stage was set for Washington's...


Willa Cather
Willa Cather

The Writer and Her World

Stout, christopher

Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome...


The German Discovery of the World
The German Discovery of the World

Renaissance Encounters with the Strange and Marvelous

Johnson, Christine R.

Current historiography suggests that European nations regarded the New World as an inassimilable "other" that posed fundamental challenges to the...


Drawn to Landscape
Drawn to Landscape

The Pioneering Work of J. B. Jackson

Mendelsohn, Janet, Wilson, Christopher

From 1951 to 1969, John Brinckerhoff (J. B.) Jackson founded, edited, and published Landscape, a magazine that changed the way scholars, writers,...


A Passionate Usefulness
A Passionate Usefulness

The Life and Literary Labors of Hannah Adams

Schmidt, Gary D.

In a literary environment dominated by men, the first American to earn a living as a writer and to establish a reputation on both sides of the Atlantic...


Sacred Claims
Sacred Claims

Repatriation and Living Tradition

Johnson, Greg

The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) of 1990 provides a legal framework within which Native Americans can seek the...


Toward Wholeness in Paule Marshall's Fiction
Toward Wholeness in Paule Marshall's Fiction
Pettis, Joyce

Internationally known and long praised by contemporary African-American novelists, Paule Marshall is now being recognized as a major American writer....


Herman Melville's "Typee": A Fluid Text Edition
Herman Melville's "Typee": A Fluid Text Edition
Bryant, John

This innovative work represents the most advanced, and accessible, approach to the study of a "fluid text" (a work existing in multiple versions). Analyzing Melville's working...


Schooling Jim Crow
Schooling Jim Crow

The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics

Driskell, Jay Winston Jr.

In 1919 the NAACP organized a voting bloc powerful enough to compel the city of Atlanta to budget $1.5 million for the construction of schools for black...


Slavery in the City
Slavery in the City

Architecture and Landscapes of Urban Slavery in North America

Ellis, Clifton, Ginsburg, Rebecca

Countering the widespread misconception that slavery existed only on plantations, and that urban areas were immune from its impacts, Slavery in the...


The Queen of America
The Queen of America

Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison

Cutts, Mary, Allgor, Catherine

For biographers and fans of Dolley Payne Todd Madison, Mary Cutts's memoir of her famous aunt has been indispensable. Because Madison left behind no...


Fighting Political Gridlock
Fighting Political Gridlock

How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives

Toscano, David J.

In this profoundly polarized era, the nation has been transfixed on the politics of Washington and its seemingly impenetrable gridlock. Many of the...


A Useful Dog
A Useful Dog
McCaig, Donald

Alternately comical, melancholic, pragmatic, and poetic, Donald McCaig’s collection AUseful Dog offers a delightful exploration of the simple yet rich...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 17

15 September-31 October 1778

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 17 of the Revolutionary War Series opens with Washington moving his army north from White Plains, New York, into new positions that ran from West...


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