By Philip Levy
George Washington Written upon the Land explores this most famous of American childhoods through its relationship to the Virginia farm where much of it took place using approaches from biography, archaeology, folklore, and studies of landscape and material culture.
By Raymond Arsenault
Dr. Arsenault provides us with the first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe - a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.
By Brian Connolly
Domestic Intimacies offers a wide-ranging, critical history of incest and its various prohibitions as they were defined throughout the nineteenth century by placing the fear of incest at the heart of conflicts over public life and privacy, kinship and individualism, and personal freedom.
By Darcie Fontaine
Decolonizing Christianity traces the dramatic transformation of Christianity from its position as the moral foundation of European imperialism to its role as a radical voice of political and social change in the era of decolonization.
By Erin Stewart Mauldin
Unredeemed Land reconsiders the Civil War's profound impact on southern history by tracing the environmental constraints that shaped the rural South's transition to capitalism during the late nineteenth century.
By David K. Johnson
In 1951, a new type of publication appeared on newsstands—the physique magazine produced by and for gay men. Buying Gay explores the connections and tensions between the market and this movement..
By Adrian O'Connor
In Pursuit of Politics offers a new interpretation of the debates over education and politics in the early years of the French Revolution and sheds light on how revolutionary legislators and ordinary citizens worked to make a new sort of politics possible in eighteenth-century France.
By Cassandra L. Yacovazzi
Escaped Nuns argues that in the first half of the nineteenth century, ministers, vigilantes, politicians, and writers forged the image of the convents as a hive of abuse and torture, locking arms against convents. The result was a far-reaching antebellum movement that shaped perceptions of nuns, and women more broadly, in the US.
By J. Michael Francis and Kathleen M. Kole
Through a series of newly translated primary sources, Murder and Martyrdom presents the most comprehensive examination of the 1597 uprising of Guale Indians and its aftermath, shedding light on the complex nature of Spanish-Indian relations in early colonial Florida.
By Julia Irwin
Making the World Safe offers an insightful account of the American Red Cross, from its founding in 1881 by Clara Barton to its rise as the government's official voluntary aid agency. It shows that the story of the Red Cross is simultaneously a story of how Americans first began to see foreign aid as a key element of foreign relations.
By S. Elizabeth Bird and Fraser M. Ottanelli
Drawing on archival sources from both sides of the Atlantic and interviews with survivors of deadly attacks in Nigeria, The Asaba Massacre offer an interdisciplinary reconstruction of the history of the Asaba Massacre, redefining it as a pivotal point in the history of the Nigerian Civil War.
By K. Stephen Prince
Stories of the South argues that the recasting of the South's image around the romanitization of the Lost Cause was as important as political competition and economic striving in turning the South and the nation away from the egalitarian promises of Reconstruction and toward Jim Crow.