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The Food Axis
The Food Axis

Cooking, Eating, and the Architecture of American Houses

Cromley, Elizabeth C.

Blending architectural and social history with the necessity—and the passion—for food, this engaging new book attempts to understand the development of the American house by...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 1

June-September 1775

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W.

Volume 1 of the Revolutionary War Series begins with Washington's address of 16 June 1775 accepting command of the Continental army and continues to the middle of September...


Creating Constitutional Change
Creating Constitutional Change

Clashes over Power and Liberty in the Supreme Court

Ivers, Gregg, McGuire, Kevin T.

Because the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court tell us what the Constitution means, they can create constitutional change. For quite some time, general readers who have been...


Dream House
Dream House

An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House

Tutter, Adele

Famous for its transparency, the Philip Johnson Glass House--the icon of modernism that Vincent Scully called "the most conceptually important house of the century"--has...


Creole Recitations
Creole Recitations

John Jacob Thomas and Colonial Formation in the Late Nineteenth-Century Caribbean

Smith, Faith L.

John Jacob Thomas (1841-1889) was one of the leading members of a newly emergent intelligentsia in nineteenth-century Trinidad—a group that could be identified as both "...


The Making of Modern Cynicism
The Making of Modern Cynicism
Mazella, David

Once describing a life of exile, self-denial, physical rigor, and mastery of one’s desires, cynicism now describes a life of political quietism, passivity, and moral...


Cultivation and Culture
Cultivation and Culture

Labor and the Shaping of Slave Life in the Americas

Berlin, Ira, Morgan, Philip D.

So central was labor in the lives of African-American slaves that it has often been taken for granted, with little attention given to the type of work that slaves did and the...


A Queer Chivalry
A Queer Chivalry

The Homoerotic Asceticism of Gerard Manley Hopkins

Saville, Julia Frances

The Jesuit poet Gerard Manley Hopkins was a practitioner of strict asceticism in its broadest definition--the refusal of physical pleasure or comfort in the interests of moral...


Liberal Epic
Liberal Epic

The Victorian Practice of History from Gibbon to Churchill

Adams, Edward

In Liberal Epic, Edward Adams examines the liberal imagination’s centuries-long dependence on contradictory, and mutually constitutive, attitudes toward violent...


Figurations of France

Literary Nation Building in Times of Crisis (1550-1650)

Keller, Marcus

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Blood from Your Children
Blood from Your Children

The Colonial Origins of Generational Conflict in South Africa

Carton, Benedict

The young black activists whose rejection of their parents' complacency led to the 1976 Soweto uprising and the eventual demise of apartheid are part of a long tradition of...


Economy Hall
Economy Hall

The Hidden History of a Free Black Brotherhood

Shaik, Fatima

It is impossible to imagine New Orleans, and by extension American history, without the vibrant and singular Creole culture. In the face of an oppressive white society, members...


Rethinking Sincerity and Authenticity
Rethinking Sincerity and Authenticity

The Ethics of Theatricality in Kant, Kierkegaard, and Levinas

Pickett, Howard

"This above all: To thine own self be true," is an ideal—or pretense—belonging as much to Hamlet as to the carefully choreographed realms of today’s politics and social media....


Bodies and Bones
Bodies and Bones

Feminist Rehearsal and Imagining Caribbean Belonging

Shields, Tanya L.

In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean’s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging...


George Washington
George Washington

First in War

Palmer, Dave R.

George Washington’s long career as soldier began with defeat as a young line officer in the bloody frontier skirmishes of the French and Indian War; it culminated in the role...


Evangelical Gothic
Evangelical Gothic

The English Novel and the Religious War on Virtue from Wesley to Dracula

Herbert, Christopher

Evangelical Gothic explores the bitter antagonism that prevailed between two defining institutions of nineteenth-century Britain: Evangelicalism and the popular novel....


Establishing Religious Freedom
Establishing Religious Freedom

Jefferson's Statute in Virginia

Buckley, Thomas E.

The significance of the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom goes far beyond the borders of the Old Dominion. Its influence ultimately extended to the Supreme...


Ethnic American Literature
Ethnic American Literature

Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing

Franco, Dean J.

In Ethnic American Literature: Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Writing, Dean J. Franco offers a comparative approach to ethnic literature that begins by...


At Home with Apartheid
At Home with Apartheid

The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg

Ginsburg, Rebecca

Despite their peaceful, bucolic appearance, the tree-lined streets of South African suburbia were no refuge from the racial tensions and indignities of apartheid’s most...


In Chambers
In Chambers

Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices

Peppers, Todd C., Ward, Artemus

Written by former law clerks, legal scholars, biographers, historians, and political scientists, the essays in In Chambers tell the fascinating story of clerking at the...


The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife
The Master, the Modern Major General, and His Clever Wife

Henry James's Letters to Field Marshal Lord Wolseley and Lady Wolseley, 1878–1913

James, Henry, James, Alan G.

As his letters attest, for nearly forty years Henry James enjoyed a warm and gratifying friendship with Britain’s foremost soldier of the last quarter of the nineteenth century...


The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington
The Collected Essays of Josephine J. Turpin Washington

A Black Reformer in the Post-Reconstruction South

Washington, Josephine Turpin, Dandridge, Rita B.

Newspaper journalist, teacher, and social reformer, Josephine J. Turpin Washington led a life of intense engagement with the issues facing African American society in the post-...


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