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Epistolary Histories
Epistolary Histories

Letters, Fiction, Culture

Gilroy, Amanda, Verhoeven, Wil M.

This innovative collection of essays participates in the ongoing debate about the epistolary form, challenging readers to rethink the traditional association between the letter...


Pyramid of Bone
Pyramid of Bone
Moss, Thylias

Although many of Moss’s poems discuss race and gender, these subjects are, explains scholar Langdon Hammer, simply "starting points for her work…her poetry makes such facts of...


The Invading Body
The Invading Body

Reading Illness Autobiographies

Avrahami, Einat

Widely debated in feminist, poststructuralist, and literary theory is the relationship between subjectivity and the body. Yet autobiographical criticism--an obvious place for...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


The Sheltered Life
The Sheltered Life
Glasgow, Ellen

"The Sheltered Life," writes Carol S. Manning in her Afterword to this new paperback edition, is "a jewel of American literature and deserves recognition as a...


The Diaries of George Washington

1766-1770

Washington, George

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern...


Cannibal Modernities
Cannibal Modernities

Postcoloniality and the Avant-garde in Caribbean and Brazilian Literature

Madureira, Luís

Unique in its inclusion of Brazil in a comparative study of literary texts and their engagement with Western modernity, Cannibal Modernities is the first postcolonial...


A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade
A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade

The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger

Oettinger, Johann Peter

As he traveled across Germany and the Netherlands and sailed on Dutch and Brandenburg slave ships to the Caribbean and Africa from 1682 to 1696, the young German barber-surgeon...


Peak Experiences
Peak Experiences

Walking Meditations on Literature, Nature, and Need

Marshall, Ian

Nature’s ability to satisfy deep human needs is familiar to anyone who has hiked up a mountain, canoed a river, or hung a bird feeder outside the kitchen window. In Story Line...


Creating the British Atlantic
Creating the British Atlantic

Essays on Transplantation, Adaptation, and Continuity

Greene, Jack P.

Set mostly within an expansive British imperial and transatlantic framework, this new selection of writings from the renowned historian Jack P. Greene draws on themes he has...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 June-31 August 1793

Washington, George, Patrick, Christine Sternberg

Volume 13 of the Presidential Series documents the period from 1 June through 31 August 1793, a time when Washington focused his efforts as president on keeping the United...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


Paradise Dislocated
Paradise Dislocated

Morris, Politics, Art

Skoblow, Jeffrey

Paradise Dislocated offers a radical rereading of William Morris's neglected masterpiece, The Earthly Paradise. While most critics have seen this poem as the...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1755-April 1756

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then...


Louisa S. McCord
Louisa S. McCord

Selected Writings

Lounsbury, Richard C.

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The Great Virginia Triumvirate
The Great Virginia Triumvirate

George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison in the Eyes of Their Contemporaries

Kaminski, John P.

As the largest, oldest, and wealthiest of the original thirteen colonies, Virginia played a central role in the fight for independence and as a state in the new republic. This...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


William and Henry James
William and Henry James

Selected Letters

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

William and Henry James are well known for their master works of psychology and fiction respectively, but the celebrated brothers amassed an impressive collection of letters to...


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