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The Devil's Art
The Devil's Art

Divination and Discipline in Early Modern Germany

Coy, Jason P.

In early modern Germany, soothsayers known as wise women and men roamed the countryside. Fixtures of village life, they identified thieves and witches, read palms, and cast...


The Madman and the Medusa
The Madman and the Medusa
Tchicaya U Tam'Si

[Book description not available]


A Useful Dog
A Useful Dog
McCaig, Donald

Alternately comical, melancholic, pragmatic, and poetic, Donald McCaig’s collection AUseful Dog offers a delightful exploration of the simple yet rich relationship between dogs...


One Shot
One Shot

A Selection of Photographs by Reuben V. Burrell

Thaxton-Ward, Vanessa

As one of the oldest historically black college campuses in America, Hampton University (formerly Hampton Institute) has hosted many of the most important African American...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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Empiricist Devotions
Empiricist Devotions

Science, Religion, and Poetry in Early Eighteenth-Century England

Smith, Courtney Weiss

Featuring a moment in late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century England before the disciplinary divisions that we inherit today were established, Empiricist Devotions...


"Evil People"
"Evil People"

A Comparative Study of Witch Hunts in Swabian Austria and the Electorate of Trier

Dillinger, Johannes

Inspired by recent efforts to understand the dynamics of the early modern witch hunt, Johannes Dillinger has produced a powerful synthesis based on careful comparisons....


Autobiographical Quests
Autobiographical Quests

Augustine, Montaigne, Rousseau and Wordsworth

de Mijolla, Elizabeth

How reliable is the history that human memory produces? Does the self, creating for others, become other? Elizabeth de Mijolla approaches these questions using a descriptive,...


The Papers of William Thornton
The Papers of William Thornton

Volume 1: 1781-1802

Thornton, William, Harris, C. M.

[Book description not available]


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...


Architecture in Play
Architecture in Play

Intimations of Modernism in Architectural Toys

Zinguer, Tamar

Created for children but designed by adults with considerable ingenuity, architectural toys have long offered a window on a much larger world. In Architecture in Play,...


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 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture

The First Forty Years (1966-2005)

Riew, Jayne, Brandt, Lydia Mattice, Van Lengen, Karen

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture is one of the most prestigious honors awarded in the discipline of architecture and its related fields, arising from the...


Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Neelakanta, Vanita

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and...


The Natural, Moral, and Political History of Jamaica, and the Territories thereon depending

From the First Discovery of the Island by Christopher Columbus to the Year 1746

Knight, James, Greene, Jack P.

Between 1737 and 1746, James Knight—a merchant, planter, and sometime Crown official and legislator in Jamaica—wrote a massive two-volume history of the island. The first...


English Silver
Bliss, Joseph

[Book description not available]


The American Wilderness
The American Wilderness

Reflections on Nature Protection in the United States

Vale, Thomas R.

Interpretations of wild nature and wilderness are particularly diverse in the American mind, given our history, our collective economic success, and our diverse social and...


The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
The Moral Foundations of the American Republic
Horwitz, Robert H.

Contributors:

Joseph Cropsey * Benjamin R. Barber * Richard Hofstadter * Martin Diamond * Gordon S. Wood * Robert A. Goldwin * Wilson Carey McWilliams * Robert A. Dahl...


To Herland and Beyond
To Herland and Beyond

The Life and Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Lane, Ann J.

To "Herland" and Beyond is Ann J. Lane's perceptive biography of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, one of America's most important fin-de-siecle feminists. Drawing from an abundance of...


Women in the American Revolution
Women in the American Revolution

Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Oberg, Barbara B.

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays...


Versions of Deconversion
Versions of Deconversion

Autobiography and the Loss of Faith

Barbour, John D.

In Versions of Deconversion John Barbour examines the work of a broad selection of authors in order to discover the reasons for their loss of faith and to analyze the ways in...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

22 September 1796-3 March 1797

Washington, George, Garbooshian-Huggins, Adrina

The concluding volume of the Presidential Series begins following the publication of Washington’s Farewell Address, which was circulated widely in newspapers and drew reactions...


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