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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 8

January-March 1777

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 8 documents Washington's first winter at Morristown. Situated in the hills of north central New Jersey, Morristown offered protection against the British army...


The Private Jefferson
The Private Jefferson

Perspectives from the Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society

Onuf, Peter S., Wulf, Andrea, Adams, Henry

One of U.S. history’s most eminent figures, Thomas Jefferson is as elusive as he is revered. The Private Jefferson opens a window onto the third president’s inner life...


"What Shall We Do with the Negro?"
"What Shall We Do with the Negro?"

Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America

Escott, Paul D.

Throughout the Civil War, newspaper headlines and stories repeatedly asked some variation of the question posed by the New York Times in 1862, "What shall we do with the negro...


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 Quebec Connection
The Quebec Connection

A Poetics of Solidarity in Global Francophone Literatures

Tolliver, Julie-Françoise

From the 1950s to the 1970s, the idea of independence inspired radical changes across the French-speaking world. In The Quebec Connection, Julie-Françoise Tolliver...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 16

July-September 1778

Washington, George, Hoth, David R.

Volume 16 of the Revolutionary War Series documents the period from the beginning of July to mid-September 1778, a time of unusual optimism for Washington and his army. One of...


Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Jordan, Ervin L., Jr.

On the eve of the Civil War, more Afircan-Americans lived in Virginia than in any other state- 490,000 slaves and 59,000 free blacks- and they were active participants in the...


Mirrors of Memory
Mirrors of Memory

Culture, Politics, and Time in Paris and Tokyo

White, James W.

As society becomes more global, many see the world’s great cities as becoming increasingly similar. But while contemporary cultures do depend on and resemble each other in...


Governing the Commonwealth
Governing the Commonwealth
Dudley, Robert

Governing the Commonwealth provides middle-school students with an introduction to Virginia’s government: its structure, processes, powers, and scope. The middle-school...


The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, 1905-2005

Preparing Men and Women for Leadership in Scientific Educational Work

Wilson, Eleanor Vernon

In 1905, as the University of Virginia inaugurated him as its first president, the revered southern educator Edwin Anderson Alderman proposed an education school, despite the...


Empire of Diamonds
Empire of Diamonds

Victorian Gems in Imperial Settings

Munich, Adrienne

In 1850, the legendary Koh-i-noor diamond, gem of Eastern potentates, was transferred from the Punjab in India and, in an elaborate ceremony, placed into Queen Victoria’s...


Scalawag
Scalawag

A White Southerner's Journey through Segregation to Human Rights Activism

Peeples, Edward H., MacLean, Nancy

Scalawag tells the surprising story of a white working-class boy who became an unlikely civil rights activist. Born in 1935 in Richmond, where he was sent to segregated...


Magna Carta
Magna Carta

Text and Commentary

Howard, A. E. Dick

A classic classroom reference since its 1964 publication, this indispensable volume offers the full text of Magna Carta in English, as well as a chapter-by-chapter discussion...


Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean / La Nueva Orleans y la Caribe españoles
Lemmon, Alfred E.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. This book explores the far-reaching ways in...


Preserving the Desert
Preserving the Desert

A History of Joshua Tree National Park

Dilsaver, Lary M.

National parks are different from other federal lands in the United States. Beginning in 1872 with the establishment of Yellowstone, they were largely set aside to preserve for...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris
The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

European Travels, 1794–1798

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

In October 1794, Gouverneur Morris, Jefferson’s successor as American minister to France, left Paris forever. A friend of George Washington and a major contributor to the...


The Eighteenth Centuries
The Eighteenth Centuries

Global Networks of Enlightenment

Gies, David T., Wall, Cynthia

Today, when "globalization" is a buzzword invoked in nearly every realm, we turn back to the eighteenth century and witness the inherent globalization of its desires and, at...


Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Becoming Men of Some Consequence

Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Ruddiman, John A.

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the...


Limits of Anarchy
Limits of Anarchy

Intervention and State Formation in Chad

Nolutshungu, Sam C.

The emergence and disintegration of states, often under conditions of appalling violence, is a problem of primary importance in the world. Chad's long experience of civil...


Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory
Postmodernism and the Revolution in Religious Theory

Toward a Semiotics of the Event

Raschke, Carl

While the academic study of religion has increased almost exponentially in the past fifty years, general theories of religion have been in significant decline. In his new book...


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