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OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia
OpenGrounds at the University of Virginia

Link, Learn, Lead, Live

Sherman, William, Hepler, Lindsey

OpenGrounds is a University of Virginia initiative that builds on a legacy of innovation to create new programs, places, and partnerships; to catalyze new approaches to...


A History of Household Government in America
A History of Household Government in America
Shammas, Carole

What is household government? To the vast majority of those living in America from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century it was the government. The head of a household...


Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal
Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal

A New View of German History

Blickle, Peter

Obedient Germans? A Rebuttal is a concise book, brimming with smart ideas and important, little-known information. It lays to rest the notion that ordinary people...


Hope without Optimism
Hope without Optimism
Eagleton, Terry

In his latest book, Terry Eagleton, one of the most celebrated intellects of our time, considers the least regarded of the virtues. His compelling meditation on hope begins...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 12

1 June 1806-31 October 1806

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

Volume 12 of the Secretary of State Series covers June through October 1806, during which Madison waited in vain for his diplomatic initiatives with Great Britain, Spain, and...


Cultivation and Culture
Cultivation and Culture

Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas

Berlin, Ira, Morgan, Philip D.

So central was labor in the lives of African-American slaves that it has often been taken for granted, with little attention given to the type of work that slaves did and the...


Taking Responsibility
Taking Responsibility

Comparative Perspectives

Davis, Winston

Responsibility has become the "queen of modern virtues," Winston Davis argues, even if there is no consensus as to what responsibility means. This illuminating collection of...


Democratizing the Old Dominion
Democratizing the Old Dominion

Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824–1861

Shade, William G.

The emergence of the two-party system in the 1830s led to the democratization of the nation and to decades of heated dispute about democracy. In Democratizing the Old Dominion...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

The Political Pamphlets and Letters of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson and Related Pieces: A Mathematical Approach

Carroll, Lewis, Abeles, Francine

Charles L. Dodgson’s publications on political subjects offer a very different view of Lewis Carroll, the man made famous by his "Alice" books. Better known for whimsical and...


On Endings
On Endings

American Postmodern Fiction and the Cold War

Grausam, Daniel

What does narrative look like when the possibility of an expansive future has been called into question? This query is the driving force behind Daniel Grausam’s On Endings...


In Search of Julien Hudson

Free Artist of Color in Pre–Civil War New Orleans

Greenwald, Erin M.

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Ending the French Revolution
Ending the French Revolution

Violence, Justice, and Repression from the Terror to Napoleon

Brown, Howard G.

"Filled with critical insights, Brown’s revisionist study utilizes an impressive array of archival sources, some only recently cataloged, to support his thesis that the French...


Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Thomas Jefferson, Lawyer
Dewey, Frank L.

At twenty-three, Thomas Jefferson became the youngest practitioner before Virginia's highest court. This is the first book to explore in depth the eight years that Jefferson...


A Company Man

The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies [HC]

Greenwald, Erin M.

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American Road Narratives
American Road Narratives

Reimagining Mobility in Literature and Film

Brigham, Ann

The freedom to go anywhere and become anyone has profoundly shaped our national psyche. Transforming our sense of place and identity--whether in terms of social and economic...


Wandering Memory
Dominique, Jan J.

The daughter of Haitian journalist and pro-democracy activist Jean Léopold Dominique, who was assassinated in 2000, Jan J. Dominique offers a memoir that provides a uniquely...


Experiencing Empire
Experiencing Empire

Power, People, and Revolution in Early America

Griffin, Patrick

Born of clashing visions of empire in England and the colonies, the American Revolution saw men and women grappling with power— and its absence—in dynamic ways. On both sides...


Monumental Jesus
Monumental Jesus

Landscapes of Faith and Doubt in Modern America

Grubiak, Margaret M.

The American landscape is host to numerous works of religious architecture, sometimes questionable in taste and large, if not titanic, in scale. In her lively study of satire...


Contesting Slavery
Contesting Slavery

The Politics of Bondage and Freedom in the New American Nation

Hammond, John Craig, Mason, Matthew

Recent scholarship on slavery and politics between 1776 and 1840 has wholly revised historians’ understanding of the problem of slavery in American politics. Contesting...


Experiencing Mount Vernon
Experiencing Mount Vernon

Eyewitness Accounts, 1784–1865

Lee, Jean B.

George Washington, acutely aware of the accomplishments and potential of the American Revolution, used his Mount Vernon estate both to preserve the memory of events that had...


The Insurgent Delegate
The Insurgent Delegate

Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher

diGiacomantonio, William C.

George Thatcher served as a U.S. representative from Maine throughout the Federalist Era (1789-1801)—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional history....


Nature's Man
Nature's Man

Thomas Jefferson's Philosophical Anthropology

Valsania, Maurizio

Although scholars have adequately covered Thomas Jefferson’s general ideas about human nature and race, this is the first book to examine what Maurizio Valsania terms Jefferson...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

19 February 1815-12 October 1815

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

This volume documents the ongoing influence of European events on U.S. affairs in the seven months following the War of 1812. Plans to reduce the army and send a naval force...


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