1996 Issue

Essays in History, Vol. 39, 1996

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A “Perverse and Ill-Fated People”: English Perceptions of the Irish, 1845-52 by Ed Lengel (University of Virginia)

“Harvard, We Have a Problem”: Santayana and the New University by Dan Miller (University of Virginia)

From Gentility to Republicanism: Creating an American Form of Portraiture in the Early Republic by Kirsten Williams (University of Virginia)

Fighting Traffic: U.S. Transportation Policy and Urban Congestion, 1955-1970 by Peter Norton (University of Virginia)

A Liturgy of Reform: Bruno Segri’s De Sacramentis Ecclesial and the Gregorian Reform by Louis Hamilton (Fordham University)


Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the Restoration to Romanticism reviewed by William Hay (University of Virginia)

Race & Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 reviewed by Juliette Landphair (University of Virginia)

Ceremonies of Possession in Europe’s Conquest of the New World, 1492-1640 reviewed by Brian Hudgins (University of Virginia)


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