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John Brown
John Brown

The Legend Revisited

Peterson, Merrill D.

Few figures hold as mythic a place in America's historical consciousness as John Brown. A fervent abolitionist, his New England reserve tempered by a childhood on the Ohio...


Our Coquettes
Our Coquettes

Capacious Desire in the Eighteenth Century

Braunschneider, Theresa

Before 1660, English readers and theatergoers had never heard of a "coquette"; by the early 1700s, they could hardly watch a play, read a poem, or peruse a newspaper without...


Buildings of Pennsylvania
Buildings of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Donnelly, Lu, Brumble, H. David IV, Toker, Franklin

Buildings of Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania considers the architecture, landscape, and town plans of thirty-one counties west of Blue Mountain and...


The State against the Peasantry
The State against the Peasantry

Rural Struggles in Colonial and Postcolonial Mozambique

Bowen, Merle L.

In 1975, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) led the country to independence after a ten-year guerilla war against Portuguese colonial rule. Peasants were...


The Silent Prologue
The Silent Prologue

How Judicial Philosophies Shape Our Constitutional Rights

Raban, Ofer

The U.S. Constitution contains a series of rights and liberties operating as restrictions on the powers of government, and courts have the final authority to determine what...


The Sacred Act of Reading
The Sacred Act of Reading

Spirituality, Performance, and Power in Afro-Diasporic Literature

Castro, Anne Margaret

From Zora Neale Hurston to Derek Walcott to Toni Morrison, New World black authors have written about African-derived religious traditions and spiritual practices.  The...


The Selected Papers of John Jay
The Selected Papers of John Jay

1782–1784

Jay, John, Nuxoll, Elizabeth M.

This volume opens in June 1782 with the arrival of John Jay in Paris to join Benjamin Franklin in negotiation of the peace treaty with Great Britain. Exploring Jay’s...


Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village

The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece

Wilson, Richard Guy

Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia is widely hailed as a masterpiece. It is his greatest architectural accomplishment, the summation of his quest for...


Novel Ventures
Novel Ventures

Fiction and Print Culture in England, 1690-1730

Orr, Leah

The eighteenth century British book trade marks the beginning of the literary marketplace as we know it. The lapsing of the Licensing Act in 1695 brought an end to pre-...


Sweet Negotiations
Sweet Negotiations

Sugar, Slavery, and Plantation Agriculture in Early Barbados

Menard, Russell R.

Intending at first simply to do further research on the mid-seventeenth-century "sugar revolution" in Barbados, Russell Menard traveled to the island. But once there, he...


Not Only War
Not Only War

A Story of Two Great Conflicts

Daly, Victor, Davis, David A.

Not Only War: A Story of Two Great Conflicts is the only World War I novel written by an African American veteran. In the book, Montgomery Jason, an idealistic African...


Speaking Silences
Speaking Silences

Stillness and Voice in Modern Thought and Jewish Tradition

Ettin, Andrew Vogel

Language and silence have usually been understood as opposites and assigned different values, but which one is positive and which negative? Ranging widely across time and...


Of Dreams and Assassins
Of Dreams and Assassins
Mokeddem, Malika

Of Dreams and Assassins is the urgent and rhythmic fourth novel of Malika Mokeddem, her second to appear in English. Born in Algeria to a Bedouin family that had only recently...


Natural Virginia
Natural Virginia
Greenberg, Ben

A century ago, legendary photographer Edward Curtis set about to capture the traditional world of Native Americans before that world vanished. Now, Ben Greenberg has done the...


Summer of Hate
Summer of Hate

Charlottesville, USA

Spencer, Hawes

In August 2017, violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, during two days of demonstrations by white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and counterprotesters, including members of...


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...


The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

April 1908-August 1910

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

This twelfth and final volume of The Correspondence of William James concludes the series of William James’s correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues that began with...


The Ghost behind the Masks
The Ghost behind the Masks

The Victorian Poets and Shakespeare

Shaw, W. David

In The Ghost behind the Masks, W. David Shaw traces Shakespeare’s influence on nine Victorian poets: Alfred Lord Tennyson, Robert Browning, Christina Rossetti, Thomas...


Capturing Beauty
Capturing Beauty

American Impressionist and Realist Paintings from the McGlothlin Collection

Curry, David Park

Drawn entirely from the collection of James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin of Austin, Texas—one of the largest holdings of late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American...


American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety
American Exceptionalism, American Anxiety

Wages, Competition, and Degraded Labor in the Antebellum United States

Glickstein, Jonathan A.

The mythology of nineteenth-century American economic exceptionalism trumpeted the positive work incentives prevailing in a society of scarce labor, weak class barriers, and...


250 Years in Fauquier County
250 Years in Fauquier County

A Virginia Story

Brown, Kathi A., Nicklin, Walter, Toler, John

Beginning with the early interactions between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, this history traces three and a half centuries of change in Fauquier County...


The Preacher and the Politician
The Preacher and the Politician

Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama, and Race in America

Walker, Clarence E., Smithers, Gregory D.

Barack Obama’s inauguration as the first African American president of the United States has caused many commentators to conclude that America has entered a postracial age. ...


Victorian Women Poets
Victorian Women Poets

Writing Against the Heart

Leighton, Angela

This book recovers and explores an important tradition of nineteenth-century women's poetry from Felicia Hemans to Charlotte Mew. Angela Leighton not only discusses the work of...


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