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Migrants against Slavery
Migrants against Slavery

Virginians and the Nation

Schwarz, Philip J.

A significant number of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Virginians migrated north and west with the intent of extricating themselves from a slave society. All sought some...


Slavery, Secession, and Southern History
Slavery, Secession, and Southern History
Paquette, Robert L., Ferleger, Louis A.

For generations, Civil War historians have debated the causes of our great national conflict. They have argued about the centrality of slavery to disunion, the nature of master...


Portrait of a Patriot
Portrait of a Patriot

The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

Quincy, Josiah, Jr., Coquillette, Daniel R., York, Neil Longley

Successful Boston lawyer, active member of the Sons of Liberty, and noted political essayist, Josiah Quincy Junior (1744–1775) left a lasting impression on those he met--for...


The Cross-Dressed Caribbean
The Cross-Dressed Caribbean

Writing, Politics, Sexualities

Fumagalli, Maria Cristina, Ledent, Bénédicte, del Valle Alcalá, Roberto

Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative...


Gun Culture in Early Modern England
Gun Culture in Early Modern England
Schwoerer, Lois G.

Guns had an enormous impact on the social, economic, cultural, and political lives of civilian men, women, and children of all social strata in early modern England. In this...


Virginia Reconsidered
Virginia Reconsidered

New Histories of the Old Dominion

Hardwick, Kevin R., Hofstra, Warren R.

In their introduction to Virginia Reconsidered, Kevin Hardwick and Warren Hofstra note that "Virginia’s history is powerfully situated, in both the popular and the scholarly...


From Oratory to Scholarship
From Oratory to Scholarship

Two Centuries of Talks on the American Revolution Given Before the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of New Jersey

Woodfield, Denis B., Gareis, John W., Saunders, John

The wide-ranging lectures, papers, addresses, and studies collected in this volume, presented in sequence, offer a unique view of the way our knowledge and understanding of the...


Battle over the Bench
Battle over the Bench

Senators, Interest Groups, and Lower Court Confirmations

Steigerwalt, Amy

Who gets seated on the lower federal courts and why? Why are some nominees confirmed easily while others travel a long, hard road to confirmation? What role do senators and...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1902-March 1905

James, William, Skrupskelis, Ignas K., Berkeley, Elizabeth M.

Consisting of some 572 letters, with another 460 calendared, this tenth volume in a projected series of twelve offers a complete accounting of William James’s known...


The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
The Papers of Robert Treat Paine, 1787-1814
Paine, Robert Treat, Hanson, Edward W.

The fifth and final volume of this series encompasses Robert Treat Paine’s time as a justice on the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and covers the final years of his...


Becoming Men of Some Consequence
Becoming Men of Some Consequence

Youth and Military Service in the Revolutionary War

Ruddiman, John A.

Young Continental soldiers carried a heavy burden in the American Revolution. Their experiences of coming of age during the upheavals of war provide a novel perspective on the...


Civil War Virginia
Civil War Virginia

Battleground for a Nation

Robertson, James I., Jr.

This book by aclaimed author, James I. Robertson, Jr., is a comprehensive guide book to all the major Civil War sties in Virginia. Robertson has put together a handy volume...


The Grandees of Government
The Grandees of Government

The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

From the formation of the first institutions of representative government and the use of slavery in the seventeenth century through the American Revolution, the Civil War, the...


Freedom's Promise
Freedom's Promise

Ex-Slave Families and Citizenship in the Age of Emancipation

Regosin, Elizabeth

Emancipation and the citizenship that followed conferred upon former slaves the right to create family relationships that were sanctioned, recognized, and regulated by the laws...


The Story of The Madman
The Story of The Madman
Beti, Mongo

Widely acclaimed when first published in French in 1994, Mongo Beti's tenth novel, L'histoire du fou, continues the author's humorous yet fierce criticism of the colonial...


A Republic for the Ages
A Republic for the Ages

The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic

Kennon, Donald R.

THIS VOLUME in the United States Capitol Historical Society's Perspectives on the American Revolution series explores how the architecture of the Capitol is imbued with the...


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