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Royalties

The Queen and Victorian Writers

Houston, Gail Turley

Queens, by definition, embody a historical contradiction between femininity and power. Queen Victoria, whose strength and longevity defined an age, possessed immense cultural...


Brushing Back Jim Crow
Brushing Back Jim Crow

The Integration of Minor-League Baseball in the American South

Adelson, Bruce

While Jackie Robinson is justly famous for breaking the color line in major league baseball in 1947, other young African American players, among them Hank Aaron, continued to...


Necessary Virtue
Necessary Virtue

The Pragmatic Origins of Religious Liberty in New England

Hanson, Charles P.

Virulent anti-Catholicism was a hallmark of New England society from the first Puritan settlements to the eve of the American Revolution and beyond. Thus America's tactical...


Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Bowery Tales, Maggie, and George's Mother
Crane, Stephen

The first volume in The Works of Stephen Crane contains Crane's Bowery Tales, including Maggie: A Girl of the Streets and George's Mother.

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Spanish New Orleans and the Caribbean / La Nueva Orleans y la Caribe españoles
Lemmon, Alfred E.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. This book explores the far-reaching ways in...


Willa Cather
Willa Cather

The Writer and Her World

Stout, christopher

Previous biographies of Willa Cather have either recycled the traditional view of a writer detached from social issues whose work supported a wholesome view of a vanished...


Wandering Memory
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...


Finding Justice
Finding Justice

A History of Women Lawyers in Maryland since 1642

Battaglia, Lynne A.

Although women were not officially permitted to practice law in Maryland until 1902, when they were first able to sit for the bar exam, the history of women acting as lawyers...


The Presidency of George Washington
The Presidency of George Washington
Warren, Jack D., Jr.

In the first specialized study of the Washington presidency published in a generation, the historian Jack D. Warren Jr. outlines the first president’s practical accomplishments...


Tennyson

The Muses' Tug-of-War

Albright, Daniel

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Picturing Harrisonburg
Picturing Harrisonburg

Visions of a Shenandoah Valley City since 1828

Ehrenpreis, David

Picturing Harrisonburg provides the most vibrant examination available of the history of the Virginia city, once a frontier town founded in the 1730s but now a...


Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World
Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World

The Yijing (I Ching, or Classic of Changes) and Its Evolution in China

Smith, Richard J.

Fathoming the Cosmos and Ordering the World is the first full-length study in any Western language of the development of the Yijing in China from earliest times to the present...


The Hedgehog Review Reader
The Hedgehog Review Reader

Two Decades of Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture

Tolson, Jay

For twenty years, The Hedgehog Review has offered critical reflections on contemporary cuture: how we shape it, how it shapes us. Published three times a year by the...


Mapping Virginia
Mapping Virginia

From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War

Wooldridge, William C.

(Note: The limited deluxe edition of Mapping Virginia has sold out.)

As one of the chief gateways to the earliest exploration and settlement of the North American...


The View across the River
The View across the River

Harriette Colenso and the Zulu Struggle against Imperialism

Guy, Jeff

This narrative aims to show how after its conquest, the Zulu kingdom was destroyed by the imperial policies of divide and rule, and how the Colenso family, especially the...


The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
The Papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney & Harriott Pinckney Horry Digital Edition
Schulz, Constance B.

The papers of Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722–1793) and her daughter Harriott Pinckney Horry (1748–1830) document the lives of two observant and articulate founding-era women who...


Capital and Convict
Capital and Convict

Race, Region, and Punishment in Post–Civil War America

Kamerling, Henry

Both in the popular imagination and in academic discourse, North and South are presented as fundamentally divergent penal systems in the aftermath of the Civil War, a...


Prodigy Houses of Virginia
Prodigy Houses of Virginia

Architecture and the Native Elite

Mooney, Barbara Burlison

In a list of objectives and inquiries meant to guide and make profitable the European travel of two young Americans in 1788, Thomas Jefferson noted, "Architecture [is] worth...


A Cultural History of Underdevelopment
A Cultural History of Underdevelopment

Latin America in the U.S. Imagination

Leary, John Patrick

A Cultural History of Underdevelopment explores the changing place of Latin America in U.S. culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent U.S.-Cuba détente. In...


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...


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