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The Vulgarization of Art
The Vulgarization of Art

The Victorians and Aesthetic Democracy

Dowling, Linda

In this major reinterpretation of the Victorian Aesthetic Movement, Linda Dowling argues that such classic works of Victorian art writing such as Ruskin's Stones of Venice of...


Earth Works
Earth Works

Readings for Backyard Gardeners

Hugo, Nancy Ross

In Earth Works, award-winning columnist Nancy R. Hugo presents a month-by-month, season-by-season exploration of the pleasures and pains of gardening in the mid-Atlantic....


Of Courtiers and Kings
Of Courtiers and Kings

More Stories of Supreme Court Law Clerks and Their Justices

Cushman, Clare, Peppers, Todd C.

Supreme Court justices have long relied on law clerks to help process the work of the Court. Yet few outside the Court are privy to the behind-the-scenes bonds that form...


Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Possession, Ecstasy, and Law in Ewe Voodoo
Rosenthal, Judy

As a new resident of Togo in 1985, Judy Rosenthal witnessed her first Gorovodu trance ritual. Over the next eleven years, she studied this voodoo in West Africa's Ewe...


Fighting Political Gridlock
Fighting Political Gridlock

How States Shape Our Nation and Our Lives

Toscano, David J.

In this profoundly polarized era, the nation has been transfixed on the politics of Washington and its seemingly impenetrable gridlock. Many of the decisions that truly affect...


Diversity in Democracy
Diversity in Democracy

Minority Representation in the United States

Segura, Gary M., Bowler, Shaun

As the racial and ethnic minority populations of the United States grow past 30 percent, candidates cannot afford to ignore the minority vote. The studies collected in...


Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Christian Fundamentalism and the Culture of Disenchantment
Maltby, Paul

Within the familiar clash of religious conservatism and secular liberalism Paul Maltby finds a deeper discord: an antipathy between Christian fundamentalism and the postmodern...


Models and World Making
Models and World Making

Bodies, Buildings, Black Boxes

Wharton, Annabel Jane

From climate change forecasts and pandemic maps to Lego sets and Ancestry algorithms, models encompass our world and our lives. In her thought-provoking new book, Annabel...


"Starving Armenians"
"Starving Armenians"

America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915–1930 and After

Peterson, Merrill D.

The persecution and suffering of the Armenian people, a religious and cultural minority in the Ottoman Empire, reached a peak in the era of World War I at the hands of the...


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...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison

1 March 1823-24 February 1826

Madison, James, Mattern, David B., Stagg, J. C. A., Johnson, Mary Parke, Harbury, Katharine E.

During the period around volume 3 of the Retirement Series, James Madison remained largely at Montpelier, except for occasional visits to neighbors and attendance at ceremonial...


Showdown in Virginia
Showdown in Virginia

The 1861 Convention and the Fate of the Union

Freehling, William W., Simpson, Craig M.

In the spring of 1861, Virginians confronted destiny—their own and their nation’s. Pivotal decisions awaited about secession, the consequences of which would unfold for a...


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...


To Live in the Center of the Moment
To Live in the Center of the Moment

Literary Autobiographies of Aging

Waxman, Barbara Frey

In To Live in the Center of the Moment, Barbara Frey Waxman examines the emergence of the evocative literature of aging and demonstrates how these autobiographies challenge...


Charting Louisiana

Five Hundred Years of Maps

Lemmon, Alfred E., Magill, John T., Wiese, Jason R.

New Orleans thrived under Spanish rule (1762–1803), linked through trade and empire to the nerve centers of the circum-Caribbean. Curator Alfred E. Lemmon’s introduction in...


The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
The Mind of Thomas Jefferson
Onuf, Peter S.

In The Mind of Thomas Jefferson, one of the foremost historians of Jefferson and his time, Peter S. Onuf, offers a collection of essays that seeks to historicize one of our...


A Separate Civil War
A Separate Civil War

Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South

Sarris, Jonathan Dean

Most Americans think of the Civil War as a series of dramatic clashes between massive armies led by romantic-seeming leaders. But in the Appalachian communities of North...


A Storm over This Court
A Storm over This Court

Law, Politics, and Supreme Court Decision Making in Brown v. Board of Education

Hockett, Jeffrey D.

On the way to offering a new analysis of the basis of the Supreme Court’s iconic decision in Brown v. Board of Education, Jeffrey Hockett critiques an array of theories...


Eastern Shore Indians of Virginia and Maryland
Eastern Shore Indians of Virginia and Maryland
Rountree, Helen C.

Mixing chronological narrative with a full ecological portrait, anthropologists Rountree and Davidson have reconstructed the culture and history of Virginia’s and Maryland’s...


Pyramid of Bone
Pyramid of Bone
Moss, Thylias

Although many of Moss’s poems discuss race and gender, these subjects are, explains scholar Langdon Hammer, simply "starting points for her work…her poetry makes such facts of...


Outdoors Year Round
Outdoors Year Round

A Guide to Fishing and Hunting in Coastal Virginia and North Carolina

Ausband, Stephen Conrad

To the west is a stretch of Interstate 95 running from the D.C. suburbs to the South Carolina state line. To the east is the Atlantic Ocean. What lies in between, a four-...


Guidebooks to Sin

The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans

Arceneaux, Pamela D.

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Writing Home
Writing Home

American Women Abroad, 1830–1920

Schriber, Mary Suzanne

In Writing Home, Mary Suzanne Schriber offers the first comprehensive analysis of the large body of U.S. women's travel literature written betwen the pre-Civil War years and...


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