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Henry Adams in Washington
Henry Adams in Washington

Linking the Personal and Public Lives of America’s Man of Letters

Seavey, Ormond

A descendent of two U.S. presidents and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Henry Adams enjoyed a very particular place in American life, not least due to his ancestry. Yet despite...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

25 October 1813-30 June 1814

Madison, James, Kreider, Angela, Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E.

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...


Southern Rights
Southern Rights

Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism

Neely, Mark E., Jr.

On the day Fort Sumter surrendered to Confederate authorities, General Braxton Bragg reacted to a newspaper report that might have revealed the position of gun emplacements by...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Providing readers with the unusual opportunity to enter into the extraordinary mind of a patriot in the period immediately preceding the Revolution, the Portrait of a Patriot...


The Value of Solitude
The Value of Solitude

The Ethics and Spirituality of Aloneness in Autobiography

Barbour, John D.

Most people feel ambivalent about solitude, both loving and fearing it depending on how they experience being alone at certain points in their lives. In The Value of...


Civil War Sites in Virginia
Civil War Sites in Virginia

A Tour Guide

Robertson, James I., Jr., Wills, Brian Steel

Since 1982, the renowned Civil War historian James I. "Bud" Robertson’s Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide has enlightened and informed Civil War enthusiasts and...


Modified Rapture
Modified Rapture

Comedy in W. S. Gilbert's Savoy Operas

Fischler, Alan

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Navigating Neutrality

Early American Governance in the Turbulent Atlantic

Moats, Sandra A.

Navigating Neutrality explores the unexpected role George Washington’s 1793 Neutrality Proclamation played in energizing the U.S. government’s constitutional...


The Book of Numbers
The Book of Numbers
Pharr, Robert Deane

In the hardboiled tradition of Chester Himes and Walter Mosely, Robert Deane Pharr's novel tells the tale of two black men, Dave and Blueboy, traveling waiters who establish...


The Dangerous First Year

National Security at the Start of a New Presidency

Hitchcock, William I., Leffler, Melvyn P.

"You’ve got to give it all you can that first year.... You’ve got just one year when they treat you right, and before they start worrying about themselves.... So, you’ve got...


Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village

The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

Wilson, Richard Guy

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for...


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,...


Mr. Jefferson's University
Mr. Jefferson's University

A History

Dabney, Virginius

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Confederate Visions
Confederate Visions

Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Imagined South in the Civil War

Binnington, Ian

Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions...


Virginia's Hunting Guide
Virginia's Hunting Guide
Gooch, Bob

This valuable guide provides Virginia hunters with detailed information on the various public hunting lands in the state, including character of the terrain, game species...


Marching Masters
Marching Masters

Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War

Woodward, Colin Edward

The Confederate army went to war to defend a nation of slaveholding states, and although men rushed to recruiting stations for many reasons, they understood that the...


The Land without Shadows
The Land without Shadows
Waberi, Abdourahman A.

One of the first literary works to portray Djiboutians from their own point of view, The Land without Shadows is a collection of seventeen short stories. The author,...


Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares
Winged Stallions and Wicked Mares

Horses in Indian Myth and History

Doniger, Wendy

Horses are not indigenous to India. They had to be imported, making them expensive and elite animals. How then did Indian villagers—who could not afford horses and often had...


A Republic for the Ages
A Republic for the Ages

The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic

Kennon, Donald R.

THIS VOLUME in the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the American Revolution series explores how the architecture of the Capitol is imbued with the...


The Afterlives of Animals
The Afterlives of Animals

A Museum Menagerie

Alberti, Samuel J. M. M.

In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an...


Cartooning the Landscape
Cartooning the Landscape
Sullivan, Chip

One of the singular talents in landscape design, Chip Sullivan has shared his expertise through a seemingly unusual medium that, at second glance, makes perfect sense--the...


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