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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 colonial way of life.

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Satan and Salem
Satan and Salem

The Witch-Hunt Crisis of 1692

Ray, Benjamin C.

The result of a perfect storm of factors that culminated in a great moral catastrophe, the Salem witch trials of 1692 took a breathtaking toll on the young English colony of...


Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work
Hughes, Linda K., Lund, Michael

For much of her own century, Elizabeth Gaskell was recognized as a voice of Victorian convention&emdash;-the loyal wife, good mother, and respected writer&emdash;-a...


The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
The Sketch, the Tale, and the Beginnings of American Literature
Fash, Lydia G.

Accounts of the rise of American literature often start in the 1850s with a cluster of "great American novels"—Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Melville’s Moby-Dick...


Pontius Pilate
Pontius Pilate
Caillois, Roger

If you thought you knew all there is to know about Pontius Pilate and Jesus, this little book has some surprises for you. In this "greatest story never told," Pontius Pilate...


The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers
The Eleanor Roosevelt Papers

The Human Rights Years, 1945-1948

Roosevelt, Eleanor, Black, Allida

"Eleanor Roosevelt once asked, ‘Where do human rights begin? In small places, close to home, so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. Such are...


The Papers of Leverett Saltonstall, 1816-1845

January 1843-May 1845

Moody, Robert F.

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The Elections of 2020
The Elections of 2020
Nelson, Michael

The Elections of 2020 is a timely, comprehensive, scholarly, and engagingly written account of the 2020 elections. It features essays by an all-star team of political...


Freedom Has a Face
Freedom Has a Face

Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia

von Daacke, Kirt

In his examination of a wide array of court papers from Albemarle County, a rural Virginia slaveholding community, Kirt von Daacke argues against the commonly held belief that...


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