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Children of the Raven and the Whale
Children of the Raven and the Whale

Visions and Revisions in American Literature

Hellman, Caroline Chamberlin

Taking its cue from Perry Miller’s 1956 classic of American literary criticism, The Raven and the Whale: The War of Words and Wits in the Era of Poe and Melville,...


Vaudechamp in New Orleans
Rudolph, William Keyse

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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...


More Things in Heaven and Earth
More Things in Heaven and Earth

Shakespeare, Theology, and the Interplay of Texts

Fiddes, Paul S.

Shakespeare’s plays are filled with religious references and spiritual concerns. His characters—like Hamlet in this book’s title—speak the language of belief. Theology can...


Cultural Haunting
Cultural Haunting

Ghosts and Ethnicity in Recent American Literature

Brogan, Kathleen

Ghost stories in various forms have been a part of popular literature for centuries, from Shakespeare to Dickens to Faulkner. Over the past twenty-five years, a resurgence of...


Creole Drama
Creole Drama

Theatre and Society in Antebellum New Orleans

Braun, Juliane

The stages of antebellum New Orleans did more than entertain. In the city’s early years, French-speaking residents used the theatre to assert their political, economic, and...


The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
The Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution
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...


The Correspondence of Thomas Hutchinson

January-October, 1770

Hutchinson, Thomas, Tyler, John W., Hogan, Margaret A.

The Boston Massacre occasioned a flurry of letter writing for Thomas Hutchinson, the royal governor of Massachusetts. So frequent was the correspondence to and from Hutchinson...


Victorian Prism
Victorian Prism

Refractions of the Crystal Palace

Buzard, James, Childers, Joseph W., Gillooly, Eileen

From the moment it opened on the first of May in the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London, the Great Exhibition of 1851 was one of the defining events of the Victorian period....


The Working Man's Green Space
The Working Man's Green Space

Allotment Gardens in England, France, and Germany, 1870-1919

Nilsen, Micheline, Barnes, Brooks M.

With antecedents dating back to the Middle Ages, the community garden is more popular than ever as a means of procuring the freshest food possible and instilling community...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

8 February-24 October 1813

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...


Florence
Florence

A Map of Perceptions

Ponsi, Andrea

Many years have passed since architect Andrea Ponsi settled in Florence, and still he feels he does not fully comprehend this mysterious city. The way Florence eludes...


Backstage in the Novel
Backstage in the Novel

Frances Burney and the Theater Arts

Saggini, Francesca

In Backstage in the Novel, Francesca Saggini traces the unique interplay between fiction and theater in the eighteenth century through an examination of the work of the...


Jefferson the President
Jefferson the President

First Term, 1801-1805

Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows
Monsters,Tricksters, and Sacred Cows

Animal Tales and American Identities

Arnold, A. James

The 1992 Quincentennial of the encounter between the New World and the Old resulted in a veritable culture war- an extreme polarization of hardened ideological positions on...


In and Out of the West
In and Out of the West

Reconstructing Anthropology

Godelier, Maurice

Is anthropology simply a continuation of colonial domination and cultural imperialism by other means, or has it--since its nineteenth-century rebirth as a purportedly...


Ordinarily Sacred
Ordinarily Sacred
Sexson, Lynda

Lynda Sexson offers a theology of everyday experience in this enchanting book that shows how the religious traditions of the world lie slightly concealed in the details and...


The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader
The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader
Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, Lane, Ann J.

THE CHARLOTTE PERKINS GILMAN READER is an anthology of fiction by one of America's most important feminist writers. Probably best known as the author of "The Yellow Wallpaper...


Armed Citizens
Armed Citizens

The Road from Ancient Rome to the Second Amendment

Shusterman, Noah

Although much has changed in the United States since the eighteenth century, our framework for gun laws still largely relies on the Second Amendment and the patterns that...


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

1785-1788

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

Volume 4 of The Selected Papers of John Jay opens in January 1785 as John Jay assumes office as secretary for foreign affairs and brings system and order to the long-...


Answering the Call of the Court
Answering the Call of the Court

How Justices and Litigants Set the Supreme Court Agenda

Baird, Vanessa A.

The U.S. Supreme Court is the quintessential example of a court that expanded its agenda into policy areas that were once reserved for legislatures. Yet scholars know very...


In Search of Annie Drew
In Search of Annie Drew

Jamaica Kincaid's Mother and Muse

Dance, Daryl Cumber

There is perhaps no other person who has been so often and obsessively featured in any writer’s canon as Jamaica Kincaid’s mother, Annie Drew. In this provocative new book,...


With the Hammer of Truth

James Thomson Callender and America's Early National Heroes

Durey, Michael

James Thomson Callender earned an infamous reputation as one of the first muckraking journalists in America, resulting largely from his character assassinations of George...


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