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Creating Constitutional Change
Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Ivers, Gregg, McGuire, Kevin T.

Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been...


Aging and Gender in Literature
Aging and Gender in Literature

Studies in Creativity

Wyatt-Brown, Anne M., Rossen, Janice

By adding consideration of age to that of race, gender, and class, this innovative volume seeks to show how growing older affects literary creativity and psychological...


"The Most Segregated City in America"
"The Most Segregated City in America"

City Planning and Civil Rights in Birmingham, 1920–1980

Connerly, Charles E.

One of Planetizen’s Top Ten Books of 2006

"But for Birmingham," Fred Shuttleworth recalled President John F. Kennedy saying in June 1963 when he invited black leaders to...


Rhetorical Investigations
Rhetorical Investigations

Studies in Ordinary Language Criticism

Jost, Walter

In Rhetorical Investigations Walter Jost juxtaposes problems and questions in philosophy and literature, using rhetoric as the middle term and common ground between them...


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...


Ideas to Live For
Ideas to Live For

Toward a Global Ethics

Gunn, Giles

Over the course of his distinguished interdisciplinary career, Giles Gunn has sustained his focus on the continuing threats to our collective sense of the human that seem to...


James MacNeill Whistler
James MacNeill Whistler

Uneasy Pieces

Curry, David Park

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Furnishing Louisiana

Creole and Acadian Furniture, 1735–1835

Holden, Jack D., Bacot, H. Parrot, Gontar, Cybèle

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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...


The Providence of Wit
The Providence of Wit

Aspects of Form in Augustan Literature and the Arts

Battestin, Martin C.

By exploring the relationship between the idea of Nature and the idea of Art in the period from 1660-1760, this study attempts to account for the distinctive quality of the '...


Gerrymanders
Gerrymanders

How Redistricting Has Protected Slavery, White Supremacy, and Partisan Minorities in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

Many are aware that gerrymandering exists and suspect it plays a role in our elections, but its history goes far deeper, and its impacts are far greater, than most realize. In...


Vaudechamp in New Orleans
Rudolph, William Keyse

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Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia
West, Nancy Martha

The advertising campaigns launched by Kodak in the early years of snapshot photography stand at the center of a shift in American domestic life that goes deeper than...


Women Writers of the Beat Era
Women Writers of the Beat Era

Autobiography and Intertextuality

Carden, Mary Paniccia

The Beat Generation was a group of writers who rejected cultural standards, experimented with drugs, and celebrated sexual liberation. Starting in the 1950s with works such as...


Preserving the White Man's Republic
Preserving the White Man's Republic

Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism

Lynn, Joshua A.

In Preserving the White Man’s Republic, Joshua Lynn reveals how the national Democratic Party rebranded majoritarian democracy and liberal individualism as conservative...


Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings

An American Controversy

Gordon-Reed, Annette

When Annette Gordon-Reed's groundbreaking study was first published, rumors of Thomas Jefferson's sexual involvement with his slave Sally Hemings had circulated for two...


George Washington
George Washington

The Man behind the Myths

Rasmussen, William M. S., Tilton, Robert S.

TWO HUNDRED YEARS after Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee's funeral oration for George Washington, the eloquence of his words "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts...


Essays in Early American Architectural History
Essays in Early American Architectural History

A View from the Chesapeake

Lounsbury, Carl R.

The essays in this collection represent the type of research that has reshaped our understanding of early American architecture over the past thirty years. Carl R. Lounsbury,...


Diversity Matters
Diversity Matters

Judicial Policy Making in the U.S. Courts of Appeals

Haire, Susan B., Moyer, Laura P.

Until President Jimmy Carter launched an effort to diversify the lower federal courts, the U.S. courts of appeals had been composed almost entirely of white males. But by 2008...


Launching the "Extended Republic"
Launching the "Extended Republic"

The Federalist Era

Hoffman, Ronald, Albert, Peter J.

The essays in this volume explore some of the potentially divisive realities that characterized the Federalist Era. Nine distinguished authors address themes that include the...


The True Geography of Our Country
The True Geography of Our Country

Jefferson’s Cartographic Vision

Kovarsky, Joel

A philosopher, architect, astronomer, and polymath, Thomas Jefferson lived at a time when geography was considered the "mother of all sciences." Although he published only a...


Economy Hall
Economy Hall

The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Shaik, Fatima

It is impossible to imagine New Orleans, and by extension American history, without the vibrant and singular Creole culture. In the face of an oppressive white society, members...


Lincoln's Tragic Admiral
Lincoln's Tragic Admiral

The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont

Weddle, Kevin J.

Once revered as one of the finest officers in the U.S. Navy, Rear Admiral Samuel Francis Du Pont is now, when remembered at all, criticized for resisting technological...


Greening the City
Greening the City

Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

Brantz, Dorothee, Dümpelmann, Sonja

The modern city is not only pavement and concrete. Parks, gardens, trees, and other plants are an integral part of the urban environment. Often the focal points of social...


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