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Our very own Elizabeth V. Chew has an article published in the new book Structures and Subjectivities: Attending to Early Modern Women (ed. Joan E. Hartman and Adele Seeff, University of Delaware Press, 2007). The article is titled "Inhabiting the Great Man's House: Women and Space at Monticello,"...More >>
Our very own Rick Britton will be giving a lecture on Thursday, May 31st at 7:00 P.M. at the Historic Fluvanna Courthouse in Palmyra, Virginia, titled, "General John Hartwell Cocke of Fluvanna." The lecture is hosted by the Fluvanna County Historical Society and a reception at the Society's "Maggie...More >>
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An alert patron alerted me to the following: " American Revolution Flags Sell for $17.4 Million ." Apparently Col. Banastre Tarleton was quite the flag collector, and a descendant has sold at auction several flags that he captured during the American Revolution and brought back to England. The...More >>
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A new book will be published by the author of Measuring America: Andro Linklater (June 2007) entitled the Fabric of America . He describes the importance of order by boundaries that helped make America grow. Settlers wanted government involved to create laws, especially enforce land claims. It...More >>
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Want to see a moving "expression of the American mind"? Check out the U.S. Presidential Speeches Tag Cloud . Drag the slider all the way to the left and then slowly drag it to the right to see an interesting portrayal of what was on the collective national mind over the years. Watch the word "war"...More >>
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Ask Ace has Asked Anna again. This time the burning question regards TJ's celebration of his birthday (or, as it turns out, lack thereof). I do like the Houdon bust festooned with a pointy party hat.More >>
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We recently received back a book that we had sent out to be repaired, namely The Bizarre Sisters , by Jay and Audrey Walz. I've provided an image of the cover here for your delectation. There was nothing wrong with the case or the text block - it was the dust jacket that was in need of some TLC, and when you see what it looks like, I'm sure you'll understand why we felt the need to preserve it for posterity.More >>
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I've discovered by accident that we now have access to the Papers of George Washington Digital Edition (since we've shelled out the big bucks for this one, it's only available from Foundation computers - sorry, Everybody Else! You might ask your local librarian about getting access). The provider...More >>
A certain segment of the Foundation's staff has recently discovered Robert E. Wright's book The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance, and has glommed onto it in a big way. As I never read any of the books I buy for the library (no time, got things to do), I always appreciate staff book reviews. I'm told that this book makes a potentially dead boring topic interesting and easy to understand. So there you have it! I've been commissioned to buy as many of Mr. Wright's books as I can get my hands on. Brace yourself.More >>
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...and she has delivered a juicy new title: Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion , by Eva Sheppard Wolf. This book is right up our alley. Also, its cover matches the blog nicely.More >>
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