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All That Mighty Heart
All That Mighty Heart

London Poems

Spaar, Lisa Russ

Lisa Russ Spaar has assembled a collection of poems about London to appeal to most anyone: the student abroad for a semester, the armchair traveler, or the most critical reader...


Beyond Nature Writing
Beyond Nature Writing

Expanding the Boundaries of Ecocriticism

Armbruster, Karla M., Wallace, Kathleen R.

Ecocriticism, a field of study that has expanded dramatically over the past decade, has nevertheless remained—until recently—closely focused on critical analyses of nature...


The Word on the Streets
The Word on the Streets

The American Language of Vernacular Modernism

Hefner, Brooks E.

From the hard-boiled detective stories of Dashiell Hammett to the novels of Claude McKay, The Word on the Streets examines a group of writers whose experimentation with...


Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers
Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers

History, Politics, and Land Ownership in Northern Ghana

MacGaffey, Wyatt

In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that...


Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

How James Madison University Became Coed and Shocked the Basketball World

Campanelli, Lou

In 1971, Madison College was a small-town teachers college with around 3,000 students, most of them female. To elevate the college’s visibility and to appeal immediately to...


Murder at Morija
Murder at Morija

Faith, Mystery, and Tragedy on an African Mission

Couzens, Tim

Just before Christmas in 1920, six people sat down to a meal at Morija, headquarters of the Paris Evangelical Missionary Society in Basutoland (Lesotho). All six were taken...


Traumatic Possessions
Traumatic Possessions

The Body and Memory in African American Women's Writing and Performance

Griffiths, Jennifer L.

Studies of traumatic stress have explored the challenges to memory as a result of extreme experience, particularly in relation to the ways in which trauma resonates within the...


The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant never intended to make a career in the military, much less go into politics, but he ended up commanding the U.S. forces in perhaps the most important war America ever fought and...


Pulpit and Nation
Pulpit and Nation

Clergymen and the Politics of Revolutionary America

McBride, Spencer W.

In Pulpit and Nation, Spencer McBride highlights the importance of Protestant clergymen in early American political culture, elucidating the actual role of religion in...


Humboldt and Jefferson
Humboldt and Jefferson

A Transatlantic Friendship of the Enlightenment

Rebok, Sandra

Humboldt and Jefferson explores the relationship between two fascinating personalities: the Prussian explorer, scientist, and geographer Alexander von Humboldt (1769–...


Mad Travelers
Mad Travelers

Reflections on the Reality of Transient Mental Illnesses

Hacking, Ian

"It all began one morning last July when we noticed a young man of twenty-six crying in his bed in Dr. Pitre's ward. He had just come from a long journey on foot and was...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760–1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

As governor of colonial Massachusetts between 1760 and 1769, Francis Bernard was charged with shoring up British imperialism during the first period of sustained American...


Against the Map
Against the Map

The Politics of Geography in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Sills, Adam

Over the course of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the increasing accuracy and legibility of cartographic projections, the proliferation of empirically based...


Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education
Bowen, William G., Kurzweil, Martin A., Tobin, Eugene M., Pichler, Susanne C.

Thomas Jefferson once stated that the foremost goal of American education must be to nurture the "natural aristocracy of talent and virtue." Although in many ways American...


Gabriel's Conspiracy
Gabriel's Conspiracy

A Documentary History

Schwarz, Philip J.

The plans for a large slave rebellion in the Richmond area in 1800, orchestrated by a literate enslaved blacksmith named Gabriel, leaked out before they could be executed, and...


The Dooleys of Richmond
The Dooleys of Richmond

An Irish Immigrant Family in the Old and New South

Bayliss, Mary Lynn

The Dooleys of Richmond is the biography of two generations of a dynamic and philanthropic immigrant family in the urban South. While most Irish Catholic immigrants who...


Vernon Lee
Vernon Lee

A Literary Biography

Colby, Vineta

Vernon Lee, born Violet Paget in 1856 to English parents who lived on the Continent, bridged two worlds and many cultures. She was a Victorian by birth but lived into the...


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 '...


Religion after Postmodernism
Religion after Postmodernism

Retheorizing Myth and Literature

Taylor, Victor E.

In this critical examination of the role of the imagination in the modern and postmodern periods, Victor E. Taylor looks at the 'fable' as a narrative form that addresses the...


Bewildered Travel
Bewildered Travel

The Sacred Quest for Confusion

Ruf, Frederick J.

Why do we travel? Ostensibly an act of leisure, travel finds us thrusting ourselves into jets flying miles above the earth, only to endure dislocations of time and space, foods...


The American Culture Wars
The American Culture Wars

Current Contests and Future Prospects

Nolan, John L., Jr.

Even though the majority of Americans hold moderate views on issues such as abortion, homosexual rights, funding for the arts and public broadcasting, and multicultural...


Native Americans and the Early Republic
Native Americans and the Early Republic
Hoxie, Frederick E.

At the 1795 treaty council that sealed Anthony Wayne's victory at Fallen Timbers in northwest Ohio, the Wyandot leader Tarhe spoke for the assembled Native leaders when he...


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