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Thomas Jefferson's Granddaughter in Queen Victoria's England
Thomas Jefferson's Granddaughter in Queen Victoria's England

The Travel Diary of Ellen Wayles Coolidge, 1838–1839

Coolidge, Ellen Wayles, Birle, Ann Lucas, Francavilla, Lisa A.

Ellen Wayles Coolidge arrived in London in June 1838 at the advent of Queen Victoria’s reign—the citizens were still celebrating the coronation. During her nine-month stay,...


Is Killing Wrong?
Is Killing Wrong?

A Study in Pure Sociology

Cooney, Mark

"Thou shalt not kill" is arguably the most basic moral and legal principle in any society. Yet while some killers are pilloried and punished, others are absolved and acquitted...


Visitors to Monticello
Visitors to Monticello
Peterson, Merrill D.

Many visitors over the generations have recorded their impressions of Monticello and its creator. These writings, especialy those from Jefferson's lifetime, preserve important...


Coming to Terms with Democracy
Coming to Terms with Democracy

Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture, 1800–1828

Foletta, Marshall

William Tudor, Willard Phillips, and Richard Henry Dana were not their fathers' Federalists. When these young New England intellectuals and their contemporaries attempted to...


Evangelical Gothic
Evangelical Gothic

The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to Dracula

Herbert, Christopher

Evangelical Gothic explores the bitter antagonism that prevailed between two defining institutions of nineteenth-century Britain: Evangelicalism and the popular novel....


The Founding of Thomas Jefferson's University
The Founding of Thomas Jefferson's University
Ragosta, John A., Onuf, Peter S., O’Shaughnessy, Andrew J.

Established in 1819 by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia was known as "The University" throughout the South for most of the nineteenth century, and today it stands...


His and Hers
His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology

Horowitz, Roger, Mohun, Arwen

The pathbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender, and the history of...


The Woman behind the Lens
The Woman behind the Lens

The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864–1952

Berch, Bettina

Try to picture Mark Twain, or Uncle Remus, or even Theodore Roosevelt. More than likely, you have a Frances Benjamin Johnston image in your mind. Johnston was a significant—and...


Under the Cover of Kindness
Under the Cover of Kindness

The Invention of Social Work

Margolin, Leslie

In Under the Cover of Kindness, Leslie Margolin looks at how this country's social welfare system developed and with what results. From his detailed examination of...


Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
Engell, James, Dangerfield, Anthony

Since 1965 an increasing preoccupation with money has resulted in the inversion of its role in higher education, from a practical means to an end that crowds out all others. No...


Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Dewey, Frank L.

At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia's highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, vol. 6

January- September 1788

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Beginning with the decision made early in 1787 to attend the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in the summer, Washington's papers in volume 6 of the series reveal him...


American Autopia
American Autopia

An Intellectual History of the American Roadside at Midcentury

Esperdy, Gabrielle

Early to mid-twentieth-century America was the heyday of a car culture that has been called an "automobile utopia." In American Autopia, Gabrielle Esperdy examines how the...


The Selected Papers of John Jay

1799–1829

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 7 of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in 1799 with John Jay well into his second term as governor of New York. After overseeing the passage of the law for gradually...


The Early Christian Doctrine of God
Grant, Robert M.

Grant ackowledges that Christian theology owes much to the philosophy of the classical world, but he believes the remarkable tenacity of Christian inspiration resulted from the...


Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Stevenson, Ian

Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they...


The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
The Rise and Fall of Apartheid
Welsh, David

On his way into Parliament on February 2, 1990, F. W. de Klerk turned to his wife Marike and said, referring to his forthcoming speech: "South Africa will never be the same...


Old Fields
Old Fields

Photography, Glamour, and Fantasy Landscape

Stilgoe, John R.

Glamour subverts convention. Models, images, and even landscapes can skew ordinary ways of seeing when viewed through the lens of photography, suggesting new worlds imbued with...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Congressional Series, vol. 12

2 March 1789-20 January 1790 with Supplement 24 October 1775-24 January 1789

Madison, James

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


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

The Journal of the Proceedings of the President 1793-1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

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Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy
Judicial Independence in the Age of Democracy

Critical Perspectives from around the World

Russell, Peter H., O'Brien, David M.

This collection of essays by leading scholars of constitutional law looks at a critical component of constitutional democracy--judicial independence--from an international...


New Orleans

The Making of an Urban Landscape

Lewis, Peirce F.

In his now classic work of historical geography, published in 1976, Lewis traces the rise and expansion of New Orleans through four major historic periods. This second edition...


The Risen Phoenix
The Risen Phoenix

Black Politics in the Post–Civil War South

Dinnella-Borrego, Luis-Alejandro

The Risen Phoenix charts the changing landscape of black politics and political culture in the postwar South by focusing on the careers of six black congressmen who...


The Land without Shadows
The Land without Shadows
Waberi, Abdourahman A.

One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories. The author,...


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