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Black, White, and Olive Drab
Black, White, and Olive Drab

Racial Integration at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and the Civil Rights Movement

Myers, Andrew H.

One of the first Army bases to implement on a large scale President Truman’s call for racial integration of the armed forces, Fort Jackson, South...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1782–1784

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

This volume opens in June 1782 with the arrival of John Jay in Paris to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiation of the peace treaty with Great Britain....


Consuming Visions
Consuming Visions

Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

Conde, Maite

Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign...


The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending
The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon Depending

From the First Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1746

Knight, James, Greene, Jack P.

Between 1737 and 1746, James Knight—a merchant, planter, and sometime Crown official and legislator in Jamaica—wrote a massive two-volume history of the...


Something Understood
Something Understood

Essays and Poetry for Helen Vendler

Burt, Stephanie, Halpern, Nick

Helen Vendler may be America’s most important poetry critic. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Vendler has remained a key figure in the...


The Little Peul
The Little Peul
Barry, Mariama

Born in Dakar but of Guinean origin, Mariama Barry claims both Senegal and Guinea as "her" countries. This dual background lends her significant and...


The Case for Identity Politics
The Case for Identity Politics

Polarization, Demographic Change, and Racial Appeals

Stout, Christopher T.

Following the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the presidential election of 2016, many prominent scholars and political pundits argued that a successful...


Universal Emancipation
Universal Emancipation

The Haitian Revolution and the Radical Enlightenment

Nesbitt, Nick

Unlike the American and French Revolutions, the Haitian Revolution was the first in a modern state to implement human rights universally and...


Civil War Talks
Civil War Talks

Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans

Bernard, George S., Newsome, Hampton, Horn, John, Selby, John G.

George S. Bernard was a Petersburg lawyer and member of the 12th Virginia Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Over the course of his life, Bernard...


Text as Process
Text as Process

Creative Composition in Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Dickinson

Bushell, Sally

Text as Process is about the literary work before it becomes a completed work of art. It is concerned with draft materials, with the manuscripts...


Private Passion, Public Promise
Private Passion, Public Promise

The James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Collection of American Art

Yount, Sylvia

"We have spent the last decade immersed in the world of American art, never suspecting early on that our desire to learn and appreciate this legacy could...


Remaking Custom
Remaking Custom

Law and Identity in the Early American Republic

Pearson, Ellen Holmes

History has largely forgotten the writings, both public and private, of early nineteenth-century America’s legal scholars. However, Ellen Holmes Pearson...


A New Plantation South
A New Plantation South

Land, Labor, and Federal Favor in Twentieth-Century Arkansas

Whayne, Jeannie M.

Jeannie M. Whayne traces the emergence of a transformed southern plantation system in the Arkansas delta decades after the end of the Civil War. By...


Different Shades of Green
Different Shades of Green

African Literature, Environmental Justice, and Political Ecology

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron

Engaging important discussions about social conflict, environmental change, and imperialism in Africa, Different Shades of Green points to...


The Katrina Decade

Images of an Altered City

Spielman, David G.

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National Park Roads
National Park Roads

A Legacy in the American Landscape

Davis, Timothy

From Acadia and Great Smoky Mountains to Zion and Mount Rainier, millions of visitors tour America’s national parks. While park roads determine what most...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Confederation Series, Volume 4

April 1786-January 1787

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

Volume Four spans the critical period between April 1786 and January 1787. Washington spent all of this period at home at Mount Vernon, managing and...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, Volume 7

2 April-31 August 1804

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Barber, Ellen J., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Kreider, Angela, Cross, Jeanne Kerr

Volume 7 of the Presidential Series, covering the period between late October 1813 and June 1814, documents Madison's response to diplomatic developments...


Willa Cather
Willa Cather

The Writer and Her World

Stout, christopher

Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, Volume 11

August-October 1777

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11 of the Revolutionary War Series contains correspondence, orders, and other documents covering one of the most militarily active periods of the...


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