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An African Classical Age
An African Classical Age

Eastern and Southern Africa in World History 1000 BC to AD 400

Ehret, Christopher

In An African Classical Age, Christopher Ehret brings to light 1,400 years of social and economic transformation across Africa from Uganda and Kenya in the north to...


The Sage of Monticello
The Sage of Monticello
Malone, Dumas

Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

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The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
The Eighteenth Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor
Nellis, Eric G., Cecere, Anne Decker

The Eighteenth-Century Records of the Boston Overseers of the Poor constitutes the collection of the earliest and most complete set of records pertaining to poor relief...


Flowerdew Hundred
Flowerdew Hundred

The Archaeology of a Virginia Plantation, 1619–1864

Deetz, James

Deetz’s Flowerdew Hundred is a synopsis of the result of twenty-five years of archaeological investigations at Flowerdew Hundred, a former plantation on the south side...


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...


Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Nostalgia in Transition, 1780-1917
Austin, Linda M.

Referred to long ago as a "disease" of Swiss soldiers and Highland regiments far from home, nostalgia became known in the 1920s as more of a fleeting rather than debilitating...


The Afterlives of Animals
The Afterlives of Animals

A Museum Menagerie

Alberti, Samuel J. M. M.

In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an...


The Equality of Believers
The Equality of Believers

Protestant Missionaries and the Racial Politics of South Africa

Elphick, Richard

From the beginning of the nineteenth century through to 1960, Protestant missionaries were the most important intermediaries between South Africa’s ruling white minority and...


The Papers of Francis Bernard

Governor of Colonial Massachusetts, 1760-1769

Bernard, Francis, Nicolson, Colin

The sixth and final volume of the Bernard Papers presents the official and private correspondence of Massachusetts royal governor Sir Francis Bernard upon his return to England...


Humus
Humus
Kanor, Fabienne

While researching in Nantes, a port city enriched by the slave trade, celebrated French novelist Fabienne Kanor came across a chilling report written in 1774 by the commander...


The Moral Architecture of World Peace
The Moral Architecture of World Peace

Nobel Laureates Discuss Our Global Future

Cobban, Helena

In November 1998, eight visionary recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize gathered on the grounds of the University of Virginia for two days of extraordinary dialogue. From the...


Privacy and Print
Privacy and Print

Reading and Writing in Seventeenth-Century England

Jagodzinski, Cecile M.

AMIDST THE OTHER religious, political, and technological changes in seventeenth-century England, the ready availability of printed books was the most significant sign of the...


Sex, Lies, and Autobiography
Sex, Lies, and Autobiography

The Ethics of Confession

O'Rourke, James

In Sex, Lies, and Autobiography James O’Rourke explores the relationships between literary form and ethics, revealing how autobiographical texts are able to confront...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

August 1792-January 1

Washington, George, Chase, Philander D.

Volume 11, which covers the closing months of Washington's first presidential term, opens with Washington at Mount Vernon, tending to both public and private affairs. The...


Revising Flannery O'Connor
Revising Flannery O'Connor

Southern Literary Culture and the Problem of Female Authorship

Prown, Katherine Hemple

In her short life, the prolific Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) authored two novels, thirty-two stories, and numerous essays and articles. Although her importance as a twentieth-...


Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys
Saul Steinberg's Literary Journeys

Nabokov, Joyce, and Others

Feldman, Jessica R.

Saul Steinberg’s inimitable drawings, paintings, and assemblages enriched the New Yorker, gallery and museum shows, and his own books for more than half a century. Although the...


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...


Invited Guest
Invited Guest

An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Southern Poetry

Rigsbee, David, Brown, Steven Ford

Mencken's stinging characterization of the American South as "the Sahara of the Bozart" reflects an understandable frustration with the narrow view of the canon of southern...


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