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Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Henry Adams and the Need to Know
Decker, William Merrill, Harbert, Earl N.

For Henry Adams at the turn of the twentieth century, as for his successors in the twenty-first, the relation of mind to a world remade by technology and geopolitical conflict...


Red Gentlemen and White Savages
Red Gentlemen and White Savages

Indians, Federalists, and the Search for Order on the American Frontier

Nichols, David Andrew

Red Gentlemen and White Savages argues that after the devastation of the American Revolutionary War, the main concern of Federalist and Indian leaders was not the...


Memory at Bay
Memory at Bay
Trouillot, Évelyne

Winner of the prestigious Prix Carbet--an award won by such distinguished authors as Maryse Condé, Jamaica Kincaid, and Raphaël Confiant-- Memory at Bay is now available...


Exquisite History
Exquisite History

The Land of Wandering

The first of a three-volume project titled Exquisite History, The Land of Wandering offers a combination of art and poetry centered around desire, nostalgia, and the...


Be It Ever So Humble
Be It Ever So Humble

Poverty, Fiction, and the Invention of the Middle-Class Home

MacKenzie, Scott R.

Before the rise of private homes as we now understand them, the realm of personal, private, and local relations in England was the parish, which was also the sphere of poverty...


Women and British Aestheticism
Women and British Aestheticism
Schaffer, Talia

This collection of essays introduces new scholarship on the women novelists, poets, fiction writers, essayists, lifestyle experts, and critics who played a central and long-...


The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll
The Complete Pamphlets of Lewis Carroll

Games, Puzzles, and Related Pieces

Carroll, Lewis, Morgan, Christopher

Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, "Lewis Carroll," was not only the author of the beloved Alice tales but an inveterate and talented creator of puzzles and games in both the...


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...


The Last Afrikaner Leaders
The Last Afrikaner Leaders

A Supreme Test of Power

Giliomee, Hermann

Finalist for the Alan Paton Award

In his latest book, renowned historian Hermann Giliomee challenges the conventional wisdom on the downfall of white rule and the end of...


Ossianic Unconformities
Ossianic Unconformities

Bardic Poetry in the Industrial Age

Gidal, Eric

In a sequence of publications in the 1760s, James Macpherson, a Scottish schoolteacher in the central Highlands, created fantastic epics of ancient heroes and presented them as...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

March-December 1797

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

During the first ten months of Washington's retirement, Washington was, as he said, busier than ever before, breaking in a new farm manager, repairing and refurbishing long-...


Re-Imagining Ireland
Re-Imagining Ireland

How a storied island is transforming its politics, economics, religious life, and culture for the 21st century

Wyndham, Andrew Higgins

Over the past decade the historically strife-ridden and impoverished nation of Ireland has emerged as one of the economic and social miracles of Europe. A booming software-...


Chick Lit and Postfeminism
Chick Lit and Postfeminism
Harzewski, Stephanie

Originally a euphemism for Princeton University’s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women’s avant-garde fiction in...


The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
The Origins of African American Literature, 1680-1865
Bruce, Dickson D., Jr.

From the earliest texts of the colonial period to works contemporary with Emancipation, African American literature has been a dialogue across color lines, and a medium through...


Reading Contagion
Reading Contagion

The Hazards of Reading in the Age of Print

Mann, Annika

Eighteenth-century British culture was transfixed by the threat of contagion, believing that everyday elements of the surrounding world could transmit deadly maladies from one...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

3 November 1810-4 November 1811

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

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

This carefully annotated and indexed volume sheds new light on many of the domestic and foreign...


The Woman behind the Lens
The Woman behind the Lens

The Life and Work of Frances Benjamin Johnston, 1864–1952

Berch, Bettina

Try to picture Mark Twain, or Uncle Remus, or even Theodore Roosevelt. More than likely, you have a Frances Benjamin Johnston image in your mind. Johnston was a significant—and...


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,...


Living and Dying at Murray Manor
Living and Dying at Murray Manor
Gubrium, Jaber F.

Living and Dying at Murray Manor is a classic text that documents how the "work" of everyday life in a nursing home is accomplished. Jaber F. Gubrium spent several months at a...


Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies
Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies

Women and the Mexican-American War

Belohlavek, John M.

In Patriots, Prostitutes, and Spies, John M. Belohlavek tells the story of women on both sides of the Mexican-American War (1846-48) as they were propelled by the bloody...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

1 October 1794-31 March 1795

Washington, George, Hoth, David R., Ebel, Carol S.

The highlight events of the months from October 1794 through March 1795, the period documented by volume 17 of the Presidential Series, were the suppression of the Whiskey...


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