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Why Confederates FoughtFamily and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia

Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807831588
eISBN:
9781469605203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887653_sheehan-dean
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book is a study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War. It aims to capture the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and ... More

Why EuropeThe Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Why Europe: The Medieval Origins of Its Special Path

Michael Mitterauer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226532530
eISBN:
9780226532387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532387.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Why did capitalism and colonialism arise in Europe and not elsewhere? Why were parliamentarian and democratic forms of government founded there? What factors led to Europe's unique position in ... More

Why War?The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Why War?: The Cultural Logic of Iraq, the Gulf War, and Suez

Philip Smith

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226763880
eISBN:
9780226763910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226763910.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Why do nations choose to fight certain wars and not others? How do we bring ourselves to believe that the sacrifice of our troops is acceptable? For most, the answers to these questions are tied to ... More

Wicked IntelligenceVisual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Wicked Intelligence: Visual Art and the Science of Experiment in Restoration London

Matthew C. Hunter

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226017297
eISBN:
9780226017327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226017327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book offers an unprecedented exploration of the stunning visual strategies and stylized cognitive techniques deployed in the pursuit of knowledge by experimental philosophers associated with the ... More

WilberforceFamily and Friends

Wilberforce: Family and Friends

Anne Stott

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699391
eISBN:
9780191739132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699391.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The book casts a fresh light on William Wilberforce and his friends in the Clapham sect by looking at their private lives as revealed primarily in their voluminous family correspondence, much of it ... More

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the MonsterDangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

The Wild Girl, Natural Man, and the Monster: Dangerous Experiments in the Age of Enlightenment

Julia V. Douthwaite

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226160559
eISBN:
9780226160573
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226160573.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This study looks at the lives of the most famous “wild children” of eighteenth-century Europe, showing how they open a window onto European ideas about the potential and perfectibility of mankind. ... More

The Wilderness Campaign

The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More

William Alexander PercyThe Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

William Alexander Percy: The Curious Life of a Mississippi Planter and Sexual Freethinker

Benjamin E. Wise

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835357
eISBN:
9781469601908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869956_wise
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This biography presents the singular life of William Alexander Percy (1885–1942), a queer plantation owner, poet, and memoirist from Mississippi. Though Percy is best known as a conservative ... More

William BeckfordFirst Prime Minister of the London Empire

William Beckford: First Prime Minister of the London Empire

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300166750
eISBN:
9780300195163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300166750.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This biography of William Beckford provides a unique look at eighteenth-century British history from the perspective of the colonies. Even in his own time, Beckford was seen as a metaphor for the ... More

William BeveridgeA Biography

William Beveridge: A Biography

Jose Harris

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206859
eISBN:
9780191677335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206859.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This new and revised edition of this text remains the only documented biography of the most influential social reformer of the 20th century. In Britain and Europe the Beveridge Plan of 1942 is still ... More

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