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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...


Apostles of Disunion
Apostles of Disunion

Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

Dew, Charles B.

In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade...


Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Retelling the Siege of Jerusalem in Early Modern England
Neelakanta, Vanita

This compelling book explores sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English retellings of the Roman siege of Jerusalem and the way they informed and were informed by religious and...


The Making of a Racist
The Making of a Racist

A Southerner Reflects on Family, History, and the Slave Trade

Dew, Charles B.

In this powerful memoir, Charles Dew, one of America’s most respected historians of the South--and particularly its history of slavery--turns the focus on his own life, which...


Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie

Being in the Main an Ethnological Account of the Remarkable Commonwealth of Virginia and the Making of Its History

Cabell, James Branch

When Let Me Lie was first published in 1947, most reviewers missed the double meaning of the book's title. Deaf to James Branch Cabell's many-layered ironic wit, they...


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...


Revolutionary Outlaws
Revolutionary Outlaws

Ethan Allen and the Struggle for Independence on the Early American Frontier

Bellesiles, Michael

In this revisionary look at the eighteenth-century frontier, Michael A. Bellesiles shows us that more than a legendary Revolutionary War hero, Ethan Allen was the leader of a...


Postelection Conflict Management in Nigeria
Postelection Conflict Management in Nigeria

The Challenges of National Unity

Paden, John N.

This volume is an invitation to deploy high-level scholarship in a strategic policy-making process that will strengthen the unity of Nigeria. Many in the international...


A Small Boy and Others
A Small Boy and Others

A Critical Edition

James, Henry, Collister, Peter

Henry James was the final survivor of a remarkable family, and his memoir, written at the end of a long and tireless career, was prompted initially by the death of his "ideal...


You Come Too
You Come Too

My Journey with Robert Frost

Francis, Lesley Lee

Robert Frost observed in his wife, Elinor, a desire to live "a life that goes rather poetically." The same could be said of many members of the Frost family, over several...


America's Wetland
America's Wetland

An Environmental and Cultural History of Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina

Sawyer, Roy T.

The geologically ancient Tidewater region of southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina rests precariously atop millions of years of erosion from the nearby...


Colonizing the Past
Colonizing the Past

Mythmaking and Pre-Columbian Whites in Nineteenth-Century American Writing

Watts, Edward

After the Revolution, Americans realized they lacked the common, deep, or meaningful history that might bind together their loose confederation of former colonies into a...


Lighting the Way
Lighting the Way

Federal Courts, Civil Rights, and Public Policy

Rice, Douglas

Do our federal courts, including the Supreme Court, lead or merely implement public policy? This is a critical question in the study and practice of law, with a long history of...


The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives
The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narratives

Exploring the Self and the Environment

Kullberg, Christina

Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to...


"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"
"Let a Common Interest Bind Us Together"

Associations, Partisanship, and Culture in Philadelphia, 1775–1840

Koschnik, Albrecht

After examining American society in 1831-32, Alexis de Tocqueville concluded, "In no country in the world has the principle of association been more successfully used or...


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...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 20

8 April-31 May 1779

Washington, George, Lengel, Edward G.

Volume 20 of the Revolutionary War Series covers 8 April to 31 May 1779. As it begins, Washington is gathering intelligence in preparation for a summer expedition...


His Soul Goes Marching On
His Soul Goes Marching On

Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid

Finkelman, Paul

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Shorewords
Shorewords

A Collection of American Women's Coastal Writings

Rosen, Susan A. C.

Emily Dickinson, Lucille Clifton, Rachel Carson, and Gretel Ehrlich: They hail from different regions, employ widely divergent writing styles, and are not known primarily as...


Far from My Father
Far from My Father
Tadjo, Véronique

"To attain some sort of universal value," Véronique Tadjo has said, "a piece of work has to go deep into the particular in order to reveal our shared humanity." In Far from...


Understanding the American Revolution
Understanding the American Revolution

Issues and Actors

Greene, Jack P.

This volume brings together sixteen essays on the American Revolution by leading historian Jack Greene. Originally published between 1972 and the early nineties, these essays...


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