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The Papers of George Washington
November 1756-October 1757 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
April-November 1756 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of James Madison
1 March-30 September 1809 James Madison. Edited by Robert A. Rutland, Thomas A. Mason, Robert J. Brugger, Susannah H. Jones, Jeanne K. Sisson, and Fredrika J. Teute

Edited by Robert A. Rutland and Thomas A. MasonPresidential style is an important attribute for holders of the nation's highest office, but the first volume of James Madison's presidential papers indicate that he was a reserved and unpretentious man concerned more with the substance than the style... More


Yorktown's Captive Fleet
John O. Sands

This unusual study combines documentary history and archaeological data to produce a fresh account of a major event in American history. The book begins with a reconstruction of the Battle of Yorktown and a discussion of sea power in the American Revolution. A section on the history of the... More


The Papers of George Washington
1748-August 1755 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


The Papers of George Washington
August 1755-April 1756 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

The ten-volume Colonial Series, covering the years 1748-1775, takes the young Washington through his command of the Virginia Regiment during the French and Indian War and then focuses on his political and business activities as a Virginia planter during the fifteen years before the American... More


Sovereign States in an Age of Uncertainty
Ronald Hoffman and Peter J. Albert, eds.

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The Papers of George Washington
The Journal of the Proceedings of the President 1793-1797 George Washington. Edited by W. W. Abbot

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The Image of Thomas Jefferson in the Public Eye
Portraits for the People, 1800–1809 Noble E. Cunningham, Jr.

An important contribtion to iconographic studies of the presidency, this book employs an innovative approach. Sixty engraving, medal and silhousettes illustrate the images of Thomas Jefferson that were availabel to the common man. Without television, photography, or coins that pictured the head of... More


The Diaries of George Washington
January 1790-December 1799 George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Diaries of George Washington
July 1786-December 1789 George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom
Thomas Jefferson

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The Papers of James Madison
Congressional Series, vol. 122 March 1789-20 January 1790 with Supplement 24 October 1775-24 January 1789 James Madison

The Papers of James Madison project, housed at the University of Virginia, was established in 1956 to publish annotated volumes of the correspondence and writings of James Madison, the Virginia statesman most often remembered for his public service as "Father of the Constitution" and as fourth... More


Journal and Letters of Philip Vickers Fithian, 1773-1774
A Plantation Tutor of the Old Dominion Philip Vickers Fithian. Edited with an Introduction by Hunter Dickinson Farish

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Coasting Schooner
The Four-Masted Albert F Paul Robert H. Burgess

Relatively little has been recorded about the activities of the hundreds of coasting schooners that operated along the east coast of North America in the first part of the century. This unusually thorough history recounts the entire career of one of the last of these colorful sailing ships in... More


The Diaries of George Washington
1784-June 1786 George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Diaries of George Washington
1771–1775, 1780–1781 George Washington. Edited by Donald Jackson, Co-Ed Dorothy Twohig

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Diaries of George Washington
1766-1770

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


The Diaries of George Washington
1748-1765 George Washington

Washington was rarely isolated from the world during his eventful life. His diary for 1751-52 relates a voyage to Barbados when he was nineteen. The next two accounts concern the early phases of the French and Indian War, in which Washington commanded a Virginia regiment. By the 1760s when... More


Jefferson's Fine Arts Library
His Selections for the University of Virginia Together with His Own Architectural Books at Mon William B. O'Neal

This volume incudes chapters on the reconstruction of Jefferson' Fine Arts Library, Desiderata List, Jefferson's efforts to furnish the University's with a library in the fine arts, and an appended list of books that have survived from the original Jeffersonian collection in the fine arts.


Shipbuilding in Colonial America
Joseph A. Goldenberg

This is the first general survey of shipbuilding in colonial America. It is based extensively on original research of merchant papers, legislative and judicial records, shipping registers, and insurance lists from the period. Familiar with both maritime and traditional colonial history, Joseph A.... More


Jefferson Himself
The Personal Narrative of a Many-Sided American Bernard Mayo, ed.

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Jefferson at Monticello
Memoirs of a Monticello Slave and Jefferson at Monticello James A. Bear, Jr.

Covering the years from 1781 into the 1820s, these valuable accounts remain the chief source of information about Thomas Jefferson's domestic and personal life, interests, habits, appearance, and day-to-day activities at Monticello.Isaac Jefferson and Edmund Bacon were each sixty-five years old... More


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