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Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson
Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson

The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy

Cooper, John Milton, Knock, Thomas J.

Jefferson, Lincoln, and Wilson: The American Dilemma of Race and Democracy seeks to explore how the collision of races shaped American democracy in the lives, thought,...


Eco-Man
Eco-Man

New Perspectives on Masculinity and Nature

Allister, Mark

The paradoxical role nature plays in American myth and history grows in part from the male’s reverent fascination with the wilderness and his equally strong impulse to dominate...


Building the Bay Colony
Building the Bay Colony

Local Economy and Culture in Early Massachusetts

mcwilliam, James E.

Historians often consider transatlantic trade and the export of staples to have been the driving forces behind economic development in virtually all of colonial America. In...


A Year in Rock Creek Park
A Year in Rock Creek Park

The Wild, Wooded Heart of Washington, DC

Choukas-Bradley, Melanie

2015 IPPY Silver Medalist, Best Mid-Atlantic Nonfiction

Twice the size of Central Park, Rock Creek Park is the wild, wooded heart of Washington, DC, offering refuge from...


Sex and the Citizen
Sex and the Citizen

Interrogating the Caribbean

Smith, Faith L.

Sex and the Citizen is a multidisciplinary collection of essays that draws on current anxieties about "legitimate" sexual identities and practices across the Caribbean...


Hidden Lives
Hidden Lives

The Archaeology of Slave Life at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest

Heath, Barbara J.

LIKE MONTICELLO, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest offers a significant archaeological view of slave life at the turn of the nineteenth century in rural Virginia. In Hidden...


Primates in the Real World
Primates in the Real World

Escaping Primate Folklore and Creating Primate Science

Montgomery, Georgina M.

The opening of this vital new book centers on a series of graves memorializing baboons killed near Amboseli National Park in Kenya in 2009--a stark image that emphasizes both...


Cosmopolitan Patriots
Cosmopolitan Patriots

Americans in Paris in the Age of Revolution

Ziesche, Philipp

This truly transnational history reveals the important role of Americans abroad in the Age of Revolution, as well as providing an early example of the limits of American...


The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
Nellis, Eric G., Cecere, Anne Decker

The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor constitutes the collection of the earliest and most complete set of records pertaining to poor relief...


The Politics of Rape

Sexual Atrocity, Propaganda Wars, and the Restoration Stage

Airey, Jennifer L.

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Nature Cure
Nature Cure
Mabey, Richard

Early in Nature Cure Richard Mabey returns continually to the swift, who in its spectacular migration may not touch down for well over a year. In Ted Hughes’s phrase,...


Staging Civilization
Staging Civilization

A Transnational History of French Theater in Eighteenth-Century Europe

Markovits, Rahul

Eighteenth-century France is understood to have been the dominant cultural power on that era’s international scene. Considering the emblematic case of the theater, Rahul...


Encounters
Encounters

Philosophy of History after Postmodernism

Domanska, Ewa

Frustrated with the usual methods of scholarly inquiry, Ewa Domanska hit upon the idea of interviewing some of the world's most original and important theorists and...


Virginians Reborn
Virginians Reborn

Anglican Monopoly, Evangelical Dissent, and the Rise of the Baptists in the Late Eighteenth Century

Spangler, Jewel L.

For most of the colonial period, Virginia’s spiritual landscape was thoroughly dominated by the Church of England, which enjoyed a legal, and virtually unchallenged, monopoly...


The Great Valley Road of Virginia
The Great Valley Road of Virginia

Shenandoah Landscapes from Prehistory to the Present

Hofstra, Warren R., Raitz, Karl

The Great Valley Road of Virginia chronicles the story of one of America’s oldest, most historic, and most geographically significant roads. Emphasized throughout the...


The Founders on the Founders
The Founders on the Founders

Word Portraits from the American Revolutionary Era

Kaminski, John P.

"I never indeed thought him an honest, frank-dealing man, but considered him as a crooked gun, or other perverted machine, whose aim or stroke you could never be sure of."—...


The Segregated Scholars
The Segregated Scholars

Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890–1950

Wilson, Francille Rusan

In Segregated Scholars Francille Rusan Wilson explores the lives and work of fifteen black labor historians and social scientists as seen through the prisms of gender, class,...


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...


Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Paine and Jefferson in the Age of Revolutions
Newman, Simon P., Onuf, Peter S.

The enormous popularity of his pamphlet Common Sense made Thomas Paine one of the best-known patriots during the early years of American independence. His subsequent...


Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia
Masterpieces: Food and Art in Virginia

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If the King Only Knew
If the King Only Knew

Seditious Speech in the Reign of Louis XV

Graham, Lisa Jane

In May 1758, a bailiff named Jean Moriceau de La Motte was arrested for carrying seditious flyers and uttering mauvais discours against Louis XV. When he was questioned at the...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 October 1809-2 November 1810

Madison, James, Stagg, J. C. A., Cross, Jeanne Kerr, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

Edited by J.C.A. Stagg, Jeane Kerr Cross, and Susan Holbrook Perdue

The thirteen months between October 1809 and September 1910 were dominated by foreign policy problems...


Eden's Endemics
Eden's Endemics

Narratives of Biodiversity on Earth and Beyond

Callaway, Elizabeth

In the past thirty years biodiversity has become one of the central organizing principles through which we understand the nonhuman environment. Its deceptively simple...


Locating the Destitute
Locating the Destitute

Space and Identity in Caribbean Fiction

Radović, Stanka

While postcolonial discourse in the Caribbean has drawn attention to colonialism’s impact on space and spatial hierarchy, Stanka Radović asks both how ordinary people as "users...


Beyond Nostalgia
Beyond Nostalgia
Ray, Ruth E.

For three years, Ruth E. Ray visited and participated in eight writing groups at six senior centers in inner-city and suburban Detroit, looking for ways in which the elderly...


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