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The Correspondence of William James
The Correspondence of William James

William and Henry 1878-1884

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

This volume charts James's emergence into professional and personal maturity while chronicling the decisive steps he took toward resolving his notoriously protracted and...


The Finger of God
The Finger of God

Enoch Mgijima, the Israelites, and the Bulhoek Massacre in South Africa

Edgar, Robert R.

On the morning of May 24, 1921, a force of eight hundred white policemen and soldiers confronted an African prophet, Enoch Mgijima, and some three thousand of his followers....


The Golden-Bristled Boar
The Golden-Bristled Boar

Last Ferocious Beast of the Forest

Greene, Jeffrey

The wild boar appears to us as something straight out of a myth. But as Jeffrey Greene learned, these creatures are very real, living by night and, despite shrinking habitats...


Racism in American Public Life
Racism in American Public Life

A Call to Action

Cole, Johnnetta Betsch

For some in our society, diversity is a threat. Others feel society should be more inclusive, if only out of fairness. But as Johnnetta Cole argues in her new book, embracing...


Second Person Singular
Second Person Singular

Late Victorian Women Poets and the Bonds of Verse

Harrington, Emily

Emily Harrington offers a new history of women’s poetry at the turn of the century that breaks from conventional ideas of nineteenth-century lyric, which focus on individual...


The Papers of James Madison
The Papers of James Madison
Secretary of State Series, vol. 10

1 July 1805-31 December 1805

Madison, James, Hackett, Mary A., Stagg, J. C. A., Colony, Anne Mandeville, Harbury, Katharine E., Johnson, Mary Parke

During the six months covered in this volume, Madison contended with the failed negotiations between Spain and the United States to settle disputed boundaries, and the failure...


A Guide to Documentary Editing
A Guide to Documentary Editing
Kline, Mary-Jo, Perdue, Susan Holbrook

For more than twenty years, A Guide to Documentary Editing has proven an invaluable tool for scholarly editors, editors-in-training, readers of documentary editions, and...


The Insurgent Delegate
The Insurgent Delegate

Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher

diGiacomantonio, William C.

George Thatcher served as a U.S. representative from Maine throughout the Federalist Era (1789-1801)—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional history....


In Good Keeping
In Good Keeping

Virginia's Folklife Apprenticeships

Lohman, Jon

Pairing experienced master artists with eager learners, folklife apprenticeships in Virginia help ensure that a particular art form is passed on in ways that are conscious of...


New Communitarian Thinking
New Communitarian Thinking

Persons, Virtues, Institutions, and Communities

Etzioni, Amitai

Communitarian thought is at the heart of a fierce debate in political theory about the justice, efficacy, and future of liberalism and liberal societies. Amitai Etzioni has...


The Romantic Comedians
The Romantic Comedians
Glasgow, Ellen

In The Romantic Comedians Ellen Glasgow takes the familiar story of the cuckold and raises it to a new leve. Her sixty-five-year-old male protagonist, the recently widowed...


The Color of Power
The Color of Power

Racial Coalitions and Political Power in Oakland

Douzet, Frédérick

The Color of Power is a fascinating examination of the changing politics of race in Oakland, California. Oakland has been at the forefront of California’s multicultural...


Jeffersonian Legacies
Jeffersonian Legacies
Onuf, Peter S.

On the occasion of Thomas Jefferson's 250th birthday, a number of today's leading historicans take a fresh look at our third president, architect of democracy for his time and...


Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country
Letters and Photographs from the Battle Country

The World War I Memoir of Margaret Hall

Hall, Margaret, Higonnet, Margaret R.

In August 1918 a Massachusetts-born woman named Margaret Hall boarded a transport ship in New York City that would take her across the Atlantic to work with the American Red...


Shaken Wisdom
Shaken Wisdom

Irony and Meaning in Postcolonial African Fiction

Onyeoziri, Gloria Nne

In her focus on irony and meaning in postcolonial African fiction, Gloria Nne Onyeoziri refers to an internal subversion of the discourse of the wise and the powerful, a...


The Simms Reader
The Simms Reader

Selections from the Writings of William Gilmore Simms

Simms, William Gilmore

Long considered a leading literary figure of the Old South, William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870) wrote letters, novels, short fiction, drama, essays, and poetry in his prolific...


Questioning Nature
Questioning Nature

British Women's Scientific Writing and Literary Originality, 1750-1830

Bailes, Melissa

In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry was in crisis. These writers complained that modern poets plagiarized...


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-...


Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard
Aristotelian and Cartesian Logic at Harvard

Charles Morton's Logick System & William Brattle's Compendium of Logick

Kennedy, Rick

Charles Morton was transatlantic Puritanism's most famous educator at the time of his arrival in Boston in 1686. His Logick System advocated the vigorous Aristotelian logic...


The Work of the Heart
The Work of the Heart

Young Women and Emotion, 1780–1830

Blauvelt, Martha Tomhave

How did young American women construct and express their emotions between 1780 and 1830? Before Oprah and therapy, how did they reconcile society’s demanding and often...


Ecocritical Theory
Ecocritical Theory

New European Approaches

Goodbody, Axel, Rigby, Kate

One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims...


Virginia Landmarks of Black History
Virginia Landmarks of Black History

Sites on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places

Loth, Calder

The 64 sites described in this book are a testament to the contribution that African-Americans have made to Virginia history over the last four centuries. The buildings they...


Enjoying Virginia Outdoors
Enjoying Virginia Outdoors

A Guide to Wildlife Management Areas

Gooch, Bob

Most outdoor enthusiasts in Virginia have hiked, camped, paddled, hunted, or fished in the state's many parks, refuges, and other public lands, from the barrier islands to the...


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