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“I have often thought that there has rarely passed a life of which a judicious and faithful narrative would not be useful,” Samuel Johnson wrote in 1750. Dr. Johnson’s... Read More

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Saltwater Slavery

With this new study of transatlantic slavery, Smallwood promises to add an unprecedented dimension to research on American slavery. Educated at Columbia and Duke, Smallwood has... Read More

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This book examines Western thoughts on mortality through the development of opera, from the art’s birth at a time of religious zeal, through its growth during the age of... Read More

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Sober Men and True

What types of men became sailors and why? How did they cope with hardships, sexual frustration, danger, and discipline? How did they relate to each other and their officers? The... Read More

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