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The New Nation

As we prepare to celebrate the nation’s founding, it is a good time to reflect on the history of the colonial period, the Revolution and the creation of our government. offers discount prices on a variety of titles on these subjects is subject to enhance your knowledge and to provide resources for course work. Here are some selections from our publishers:


Britain and the American South: From Colonialism to Rock and Roll, by Joseph P. Ward, $22.50, (List Price: $25), University of Mississippi Press, ISBN: 9781604732498, pp. 224.

This book examines Britain’s relationship with the South from the time explorers first arrived in North America and had contact with native people through the period of colonization to the 20th Century.


Race and Family in the Colonial South, by Winthrop D. Jordan, $22.50, (List price: $25), University of Mississippi Press, ISBN: 9781604733952, pp. 192.

This volume of papers from the Porter M. Fortune Chancellor’s Symposium in Southern History held at the University of Mississippi in 1986 includes essays by Thad W. Tate, Patricia Galloway, Daniel Blake Smith, Philip Morgan, Russell R. Menard, and Robert Middlekauff. The writers reflect on various aspects of the South’s history and culture, including the rise of slavery and its impact on families.


The Historical Present: Uses and Abuses of the Past, by Edwin M. Yoder, Jr., $22.50 (List Price, $25), University of Mississippi Press, October 2008, ISBN: 9781604731729, pp. 192.

A Washington and Lee University professor and former Pulitzer Prize winner examines how the study of history is our key to understanding the present. In a book of essays, Yoder suggests that Americans avoid history and often believe they can ignore it. Whether it is the evolution of a bunch of colonies into a nation or the drafting of the Constitution, he argues that the past is ever present.


The South’s Role in the Creation of the Bill of Rights, Robert J. Haws, $22.50, (List Price: $25) University of Mississippi Press, Chancellor’s Symposium Series, May 1991, ISBN: 9781604732627, pp. 183.

Originally published in 1991, the year of the bicentennial of the adoption of the Bill of Rights after ratification by the states, this volume explores the role of Southern culture and opinion in the creation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Six noted experts in legal, constitutional, and southern history offer essays on the crucial influence of political leaders in the South who championed the cause for a bill of rights while vehemently defending their rights to hold slaves. The essays show how the southerners’ defense of states’ rights and individual liberties dominated debate on constitutional rights until the Civil War.


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