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University of Virginia Press

The University of Virginia Press was founded in 1963 to advance the intellectual interests not only of the University, but of institutions of higher learning throughout the state. The press currently publishes fifty to sixty new titles annually, focusing primarily on the humanities and social sciences with special concentrations in American history, African American studies, southern studies, literature, ecocriticism, architecture, and regional books.


Items 1 to 16 of 2001 total

  1. Paranoia and Contentment

    An investigation into Western intellectual history. The author approaches paranoia not as a clinical term for an irrational sense of persecution but from a uniquely positive perspective, as a cultural truth - a way of understanding the history of human thought and perhaps the best way to describe being itself. Learn More
    £16.95

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  2. Race Relations Litigation in an Age of Complexity

    A study of civil rights litigation from the late 1960s through to the early 1980s. Its primary focus is on the areas of school desegregation, employment and housing discrimination, and voting rights. Learn More
    £64.50

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  3. Cautio Criminalis, or a Book on Witch Trials

    In 1631, at the epicentre of the worst excesses of the European witch-hunts, Friedrich Spee, a Jesuit priest, published the "Cautio Criminalis", a book speaking out against the trials that were sending thousands of innocent people to gruesome deaths. Learn More
    £20.50

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  4. The Hand and the Soul

    Includes essays that explore the question of how ethical ideas guiding the design process - a concern for the environment or for social justice - relate to the beauty of our buildings, cities, and artworks. This book presents a range of viewpoints and does not ignore the perils of an easy association of ethics and aesthetics. Learn More
    £23.95

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  5. Sobering Wisdom

    Originally developed by Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Step programme provides life direction for the millions of people worldwide who are recovering from addiction and undergoing profound personal transformation. Yet thus far it has received surprisingly little attention from philosophers. In Sobering Wisdom, Jerome A. Miller and Nicholas Plants offer a unique approach to the Twelve Step programme by exploring its spirituality from a philosophical point of view. Learn More
    £50.95

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  6. Easy On, Easy Off

    Jack Williams takes to the roads of the US interstate highway system to explore America's small towns, bringing back diverse examples of both beautiful and neglected places that illustrate how shifts in modern transportation have influenced urban form. Employing historic maps and images, drawings, and contemporary photographs, Williams argues that irreversible changes have overtaken the landscapes of small-town America. Learn More
    £59.95

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  7. Buildings of Pennsylvania

    Uses the physical evidence of community plans, building typologies and structural systems, and landscape to gain an understanding of the five great migrations that settled William Penn’s Commonwealth. The hybrid vigour created by the interaction of these groups makes Pennsylvania unique among the American colonies and set the stage for the great industrial explosion that made the commonwealth a centre of the American Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Learn More
    £64.50

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  8. Black Fascisms

    Addresses the startling fact that many African American intellectuals in the 1930s sympathized with fascism, seeing in its ideology a means of envisioning new modes of African American political resistance. This book surveys the work and thought of several authors to have an understanding of Depression-era African American literary culture. Learn More
    £27.50

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  9. Train Time

    Trains have a nostalgic connotation for most Americans. This title argues that we should be looking to rail lines as the path to our future, not our past. It offers a look at the future of our railroads and of transportation and land development. Learn More
    £18.50

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  10. The Imbible

    Micah LeMon had one slight problem when he started bartending nearly twenty years ago: he had no idea what he was doing. Mixology, he came to understand, is based on principles that are indispensable but not widely known. In The Imbible, LeMon shares the knowledge he has gained over two decades, so that even beginning bartenders can execute classic cocktails. Learn More
    £25.95

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  11. Shenandoah

    Hullihen Williams Moore has been visiting Shenandoah National Park since the mid-1960s, but it was after studying with Ansel Adams in 1979 that he began seriously photographing it. This collection documents the quiet beauty of the area, and includes two essays in which Moore discusses it further. Learn More
    £21.50

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  12. Shenandoah

    Hullihen Williams Moore has been visiting Shenandoah National Park since the mid-1960s, but it was after studying with Ansel Adams in 1979 that he began seriously photographing it. This collection documents the quiet beauty of the area, and includes two essays in which Moore discusses it further. Learn More
    £51.50

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  13. Federalists Reconsidered

    This collection of essays demonstrate that American political culture was fashioned in a dialogue between Federalists and Jeffersonians. They portray an active Federalist coalition that offered an intellectual and political alternative throughout the era of the early republic. Learn More
    £59.50

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  14. Visions of the Land

    This title explores how our environmental attitudes have been influenced and shaped by various scientific perspectives from the time of western expansion and geographic exploration in the mid-19th century to the start of the contemporary environmental movement in the 20th century. Learn More
    £18.50

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  15. Quantitative Methods in the Humanities

    Offers advice and practical tips on how to build a dataset from historical sources and how to categorize it according to specific research questions. Drawing on examples from works in social, political, economic, and cultural history, the book presents a range of methods, including sampling, cross-tabulations, statistical tests, and regression. Learn More
    £16.95

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  16. Dare to Dream

    In 1971, Madison College was a small-town teachers college with around 3,000 students. New president Dr. Ronald E. Carrier sought to build a solid men’s collegiate athletic programme and hired a young, ambitious, untested basketball coach from New Jersey - Lou Campanelli. Dare to Dream tells the Hoosiers-like story of how Campanelli created a basketball programme out of almost nothing, building it into a powerhouse. Learn More
    £21.50

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