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A Blue Moon in Poorwater
A Blue Moon in Poorwater
Hankla, Cathryn

Cathryn Hankla's first novel is an engaging coming-of-age story set in the small Appalachian mining town of Poorwater, Virginia. It is the summer of 1968, and the narrator,...


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...


Founding Friendship
Founding Friendship

George Washington, James Madison, and the Creation of the American Republic

Leibiger, Stuart

Although the friendship between George Washington and James Madison was eclipsed in the early 1790s by the alliances of Madison with Jefferson and Washington with Hamilton,...


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


Sucking Up
Sucking Up

A Brief Consideration of Sycophancy

Parker, Mark, Parker, Mark

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


We Face the Dawn
We Face the Dawn

Oliver Hill, Spottswood Robinson, and the Legal Team That Dismantled Jim Crow

Edds, Margaret

The decisive victories in the fight for racial equality in America were not easily won, much less inevitable; they were achieved through carefully conceived strategy and the...


The Romantic Subject in Autobiography
The Romantic Subject in Autobiography

Rousseau and Goethe

Stelzig, Eugene L.

Although the literature of modern subjectivity has its sources in the Renaissance and manifests itself in texts as early as Montaigne's Essays and Shakespeare's Hamlet,...


Partners or Rivals?
Partners or Rivals?

Power and Latino, Black, and White Relations in the Twenty-First Century

Wilkinson, Betina Cutaia

The emerging demographic and political presence of Latinos in the United States has moved the discussion of race relations beyond the terms of black and white. Using a variety...


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...


Building Natures
Building Natures

Modern American Poetry, Landscape Architecture, and City Planning

Daniel, Julia

In Building Natures, Julia Daniel establishes the influence of landscape architecture, city planning, and parks management on American poetry to show how modernists...


Richard Potter
Richard Potter

America's First Black Celebrity

Hodgson, John A.

Apart from a handful of exotic--and almost completely unreliable--tales surrounding his life, Richard Potter is almost unknown today. Two hundred years ago, however, he was the...


Body and Soul
Body and Soul

A Sympathetic History of American Spiritualism

Cox, Robert S.

A product of the "spiritual hothouse" of the Second Great Awakening, Spiritualism became the fastest growing religion in the nation during the 1850s, and one of the principal...


Genre Theory and Historical Change
Genre Theory and Historical Change

Theoretical Essays of Ralph Cohen

Cohen, Ralph, Rowlett, John L.

Ralph Cohen was highly regarded as the visionary founding editor of New Literary History, but his own theoretical essays appeared in such a scattering of publications...


Famous Last Words
Famous Last Words

Changes in Gender and Narrative Closure

Booth, Alison

Famous Last Words traces a broad historical transition- from the 1840s to the 1980s- from the more rigid dichotomy of the Victorian novel, in which good women must marry and...


The Anguish of Displacement
The Anguish of Displacement

The Politics of Literacy in the Letters of Mountain Families in Shenandoah National Park

Powell, Katrina M.

Following Congress’s approval of the creation of Shenandoah National Park in 1926, displaced Virginia mountain families wrote to U.S. government officials requesting various...


Elusive Equality
Elusive Equality

Desegregation and Resegregation in Norfolk's Public Schools

Littlejohn, Jeffrey L., Ford, Charles H.

In Elusive Equality, Jeffrey L. Littlejohn and Charles H. Ford place Norfolk, Virginia, at the center of the South's school desegregation debates, tracing the crucial...


The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Abridged Diaries of Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Knight, Denise D.

One of the leading intellectuals of first-wave feminism, Charlotte Perkins Gilman [1860-1935] was a prolific socialist writer and lecturer. Nearly forgotten in the years...


Southern Built
Southern Built

American Architecture, Regional Practice

Bishir, Catherine W.

A leader in the fields of both regional architectural history and historic preservation, Catherine Bishir has collected essays covering three decades into one volume. Just as...


Disturbers of the Peace
Disturbers of the Peace

Representations of Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Josephs, Kelly Baker

Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V....


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...


Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery
Roosevelt, the Great Depression, and the Economics of Recovery
Rosen, Elliot A.

Historians have often speculated on the alternative paths the United Stages might have taken during the Great Depression: What if Franklin D. Roosevelt had been killed by one...


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