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The Newark Earthworks
The Newark Earthworks

Enduring Monuments, Contested Meanings

Jones, Lindsay, Shiels, Richard D.

Considered a wonder of the ancient world, the Newark Earthworks—the gigantic geometrical mounds of earth built nearly two thousand years ago in the Ohio valley--have been a...


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...


Anecdotes of Enlightenment
Anecdotes of Enlightenment

Human Nature from Locke to Wordsworth

Wood, James Robert

Anecdotes of Enlightenment is the first literary history of the anecdote in English. In this wide-ranging account, James Robert Wood explores the animating effects...


Sacred Order/Social Order
Sacred Order/Social Order

The Jew of Culture: Freud, Moses, and Modernity

Rieff, Philip, Piver, Kenneth S., Lewis-Kraus, Gideon, Eisen, Arnold M.

Philip Rieff earned recognition as one of the most profound social theorists of culture and authority of the twentieth century. Through such works as Freud: The Mind of 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...


Slave in A Box
Slave in A Box

The Strange Career of Aunt Jemima

Manring, Maurice M.

The figure of the mammy occupies a central place in the lore of the Old South and has long been used to ullustrate distinct social phenomena, including racial oppression and...


Southern Rights
Southern Rights

Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism

Neely, Mark E., Jr.

On the day Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate authorities, General Braxton Bragg reacted to a newspaper report that might have revealed the position of gun emplacements by...


The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse
The Digital Temple: A Documentary Edition of George Herbert's English Verse
Herbert, George, Whalen, Robert, Hodgkins, Christopher

A public orator at Cambridge and later a priest in the Church of England, George Herbert (1593–1633) balanced a vigorous intellectual life with a...


Buildings of Texas
Buildings of Texas

Central, South, and Gulf Coast

Moorhead, Gerald

The architectural history of Texas spans more than 300 years of European settlement and 10,000 years of habitation by native peoples. The incredibly diverse natural landscape...


Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Poetry and the Thought of Song in Nineteenth-Century Britain
Helsinger, Elizabeth K.

In arguing for the crucial importance of song for poets in the long nineteenth century, Elizabeth Helsinger focuses on both the effects of song on lyric forms and the...


Analogy and Design
Analogy and Design
Ponsi, Andrea

Analogical thought is fundamental to creativity. The use of analogy can help to solve problems, make connections between disciplines, and use those relations to form original...


From Calabar to Carter's Grove
From Calabar to Carter's Grove

The History of a Virginia Slave Community

Walsh, Lorena S.

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Women in the American Revolution
Women in the American Revolution

Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Oberg, Barbara B.

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays...


Exile in Richmond
Exile in Richmond

The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel

Chesson, Michael Bedout, Roberts, Leslie Jean

Expelled from occupied New Orleans by Federal forces after refusing to pledge loyalty to the Union, Henri Garidel remained in exile from his home and family from 1863 to 1865....


Monticello in Mind
Monticello in Mind

Fifty Contemporary Poems on Jefferson

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Thomas Jefferson was a figure both central and polarizing in his own time, and despite the passage of two centuries he remains so today. Author of the Declaration of...


Far from My Father
Far from My Father
Tadjo, Véronique

"To attain some sort of universal value," Véronique Tadjo has said, "a piece of work has to go deep into the particular in order to reveal our shared humanity." In Far from...


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 City is the first...


Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway

Frederick Douglass's Irish Odyssey and the Making of an American Visionary

Chaffin, Tom

In 1845, seven years after fleeing bondage in Maryland, Frederick Douglass was in his late twenties and already a celebrated lecturer across the northern United States. The...


Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Ravenal, John B.

Containing 114 reproductions of works ranging from Jackson Pollock’s dynamic 1948 drip painting to Kehinde Wiley’s 2006 hip-hop-meets-Old-Master portrait, Modern and...


Tropical Apocalypse
Tropical Apocalypse

Haiti and the Caribbean End Times

Munro, Martin

In Tropical Apocalypse, Martin Munro argues that since the earliest days of European colonization, Caribbean—and especially Haitian—history has been shaped by...


The Tangierman's Lament
The Tangierman's Lament

and Other Tales of Virginia

Swift, Earl

Go where the story is--that’s one tenet of journalism Earl Swift has had little trouble living up to. In two decades of covering the commonwealth, Swift has hiked, canoed--even...


Letters from Filadelfia
Letters from Filadelfia

Early Latino Literature and the Trans-American Elite

Lazo, Rodrigo

For many Spanish Americans in the early nineteenth century, Philadelphia was Filadelfia, a symbol of republican government for the Americas and the most important Spanish-...


Artist of Wonderland
Artist of Wonderland

The Life, Political Cartoons, and Illustrations of Tenniel

Morris, Frankie

Best known today as the illustrator for Lewis Carroll's Alice books, John Tenniel was the Victorian era's chief political cartoonist. This extensively illustrated book is the...


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