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The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

July-November 1790

Washington, George, Twohig, Dorothy

During the period covered by volume 6, Washington's attention was devoted to several matters of great national significance. He signed the Residence and Funding Acts,...


Shaman of Oberstdorf
Shaman of Oberstdorf

Chonrad Stoeckhlin and the Phantoms of the Night

Behringer, Wolfgang

Shaman of Oberstdorf tells the fascinating story of a sixteenth-century mountain village caught in a panic of its own making. Four hundred years ago the Bavarian alpine...


Willful Submission
Willful Submission

Sado-Erotics and Heavenly Marriage in Victorian Religious Poetry

Paxton, Amanda

Victorian England: a Jesuit priest writes of wrestling with God at night, limbs entangled; an Anglican sister begs Jesus, her divine lover, to end her aching anticipation of...


Governing the Commonwealth
Governing the Commonwealth
Dudley, Robert

Governing the Commonwealth provides middle-school students with an introduction to Virginia’s government: its structure, processes, powers, and scope. The middle-school...


Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel
Pearl, Jason H.

Historians of the Enlightenment have studied the period’s substantial advances in world cartography, as well as the decline of utopia imagined in geographic terms. Literary...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington
Revolutionary War Series, vol. 28

28 August–27 October 1780

Washington, George

In late August 1780, Gen. George Washington was buoyed by expectations that French reinforcements would participate in an attack on New York City and that a southern army was...


Terrible Beauty
Terrible Beauty

The Violent Aesthetic and Twentieth-Century Literature

Eide, Marian

If art is our bid to make sense of the senseless, there is hardly more fertile creative ground than that of the twentieth century. From the trench poetry of World War I and...


The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams

A Centennial Version

Adams, Henry

Both a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and at the head of the Modern Library's list of the one hundred best English-language nonfiction books of the twentieth century, 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-...


The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris
The Diaries of Gouverneur Morris

European Travels, 1794–1798

Morris, Gouverneur, Miller, Melanie Randolph

In October 1794, Gouverneur Morris, Jefferson’s successor as American minister to France, left Paris forever. A friend of George Washington and a major contributor to the...


Confounding Father
Confounding Father

Thomas Jefferson's Image in His Own Time

McDonald, Robert M. S.

Of all the founding fathers, Thomas Jefferson stood out as the most controversial and confounding. Loved and hated, revered and reviled, during his lifetime he served as a...


The Papers of George Washington
The Papers of George Washington

September 1789-January 1790

Washington, George, Abbot, W. W., Twohig, Dorothy

Volume 4 covers the fall and early winter of 1789-90 and focuses on the problems facing the new administration. Many documents in this volume deal with the difficulties...


Women in Exile
Women in Exile
Afkhami, Mahnaz

Attempting to come to terms with her own life in exile, Afkhami, who was forced out of Iran because of her work for women's rights, sought out and talked with 12 other women...


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