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Representations of China in British Children's Fiction, 1851-1911

by Shih-Wen Chen

In her exploration of China in British children's literature, Shih-Wen Chen considers travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories and periodicals to demonstrate the diversity of images of China...


Missionary Bishop: Jean-Marie Odin in Galveston and New Orleans

by Patrick Foley & Gilbert R. Cruz

In 1822 a young French missionary priest arrived in America, where he would devote the rest of his life to the mission field on behalf of the Catholic Church. Jean-Marie Odin served first in Missouri and Arkansas,...


America's Beginnings: The Dramatic Events That Shaped a Nation's Character

by Tony Williams

At a time when surveys reveal that Americans know less and less about our past, Tony Williams provides entertaining and informative descriptions of 50 key events-some known and some forgotten—that shaped colonial...


Fanny & Joshua: The Enigmatic Lives of Frances Caroline Adams and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

by Diane Monroe Smith

The intimate history of Civil War hero Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and his wife, Frances Caroline Adams


Eyewitness to Gettysburg

by Stephen G. Hyslop

Author James Robertson, one of America's most respected Civil War scholars and storytellers whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio,...


A Voyage to Virginia in 1609: Two Narratives: Strachey's "True Reportory" and Jourdain's Discovery of the Bermudas

by William Strachey, Silvester Jourdain & Louis B. Wright

To celebrate its fiftieth anniversary, the University of Virginia Press reissues its first-ever publication. The volume's two accounts of the 1609 wreck of a Jamestown-bound ship offer a gripping sea adventure...


Commanding the Storm: Civil War Battles in the Words of the Generals Who Fought Them

by John Richard Stephens

From Beauregard and Custer to Lee and Sherman, twelve commanders from each side vividly describe what they and their men experienced at twelve of the war’s most legendary battles from Fort Sumter to Appomattox...


Custer's Road to Disaster: The Path to Little Bighorn

by Kevin M. Sullivan

The death of George Armstrong Custer ended the life of one of the most flamboyant, brave, careless, and fascinating characters to ever wear a United States military uniform. His dramatic rise during the Civil...


Mental Efficiency and Other Hints to Men and Women

by Carl Becker

Enoch Arnold Bennett (1867 - 1931) was an English writer. He is best known as a novelist, but he also worked in other fields such as journalism, propaganda and film. In this light-hearted yet thought-provoking...


A Just and Lasting Peace: A Documentary History of Reconstruction

by John David Smith

This anthology of primary documents traces Reconstruction in the aftermath of the Civil War, chronicling the way Americans—Northern, Southern, black, and white—responded to the changes unleashed by the surrender...


Trade, Land, Power: The Struggle for Eastern North America

by Daniel K. Richter

In this sweeping collection of essays, one of America's leading colonial historians reexamines struggles between Native peoples and Europeans in early America in terms of how each understood the material basis...


Converging Worlds: Communities and Cultures in Colonial America, a Sourcebook

by Louise A. Breen

Providing a survey of colonial American history both regionally broad and "Atlantic" in coverage, Converging Worlds presents the most recent research in an accessible manner for undergraduate students.

The ideal...


Women in Stuart England and America: A Comparative Study

by Roger Thompson

Originally published in 1974, this study offers valuable perspectives on the status and roles of women in Stuart England and in the newly settled colonies of North America, particularly Massachusetts and Virginia....


We Saw Lincoln Shot: One Hundred Eyewitness Accounts

by Timothy S. Good

On the evening of 14 April 1865 when President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Ford's Theatre, an entire audience was witness to the tragedy. From diaries, letters, depositions, affidavits, and periodicals,...


Promise of Glory

by C. X. Moreau

On September 13, 1862, a Union private found--wrapped around some cigars left behind by fleeing Confederate soldiers--a piece of paper. On that paper was Special Orders No. 191, a message from Lee to his generals...


Damage Them All You Can

by George Walsh

“Damage them all you can,” the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies—from...


Macarthur's War: The Flawed Genius Who Challenged The American Political System

by Bevin Alexander

General Douglas MacArthur was highly skilled and world famous as a military commander. Under his leadership after World War II, Japan was rebuilt into a democratic ally. But during the Korean War, in defiance...


Beyond the Farm: National Ambitions in Rural New England

by J. M. Opal

During the first half-century of American independence, a fundamental change in the meaning and morality of ambition emerged. Beyond the Farm blends biography, social history, and cultural history to describe...


The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America

by John Fea

In this first full biography of Philip Vickers Fithian, John Fea tells the story of how one young man sought to pursue the life of an eighteenth-century Presbyterian gentleman while continuing to yearn for the...


Women's Radical Reconstruction: The Freedmen's Aid Movement

by Carol Faulkner

Carol Faulkner offers a vivid social history of the way the women's radical reform movement shaped government policy toward former slaves in the Civil War and Reconstruction era.