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Assassinations, threats, and the American presidency : from Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama

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Author: Feinman, Ronald L.
Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

The athletic experience at historically Black colleges and universities : past, present, and persistence

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2015-08-25 00:00

Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Der bedrohte David : Eine exegetische und rezeptionsgeschichtliche Studie zu 1 Sam 16, 1 Kön 2

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Author: Kipfer, Sara, 1980-
Published: Boston : De Gruyter, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Birth of the intellectuals : 1880-1900

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Author: Charle, Christophe, 1951-
Published: Malden, MA : Polity, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Capturing the landscape of New Spain : Baltasar Obregón and the 1564 Ibarra Expedition

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Tue, 2015-08-25 00:00

Author: Carte, Rebecca A., author.
Published: Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Carnival in the countryside : the history of the Iowa State Fair

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Author: Rasmussen, Chris (Chris Allen)
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

The changing frontier : rethinking science and innovation policy

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Published: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

The changing nature of corporate social responsibility : CSR and development in context -- The Case of Mauritius

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Author: Pillay, Renginee, author.
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Classroom dilemmas : solutions for everyday problems

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Author: Kimbrough, Richard B., 1931-
Published: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Climate change impacts on tropical forests in Central America : an ecosystem service perspective

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Published: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Consumed nostalgia : memory in the age of fast capitalism

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Author: Cross, Gary S.
Published: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Cosmopolitan sexualities : hope and the humanist imagination

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Author: Plummer, Ken.
Published: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Democracy in Poland : representation, participation, competition, and accountability since 1989

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Author: Gwiazda, Anna.
Published: New York : Routledge, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Dethroning the deceitful pork chop : rethinking African American foodways from slavery to Obama

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Published: Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Double-consciousness and the rhetoric of Barack Obama : the price and promise of citizenship

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Author: Terrill, Robert.
Published: Columbia, South Carolina : University of South Carolina Press, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Education and social change : contours in the history of American schooling

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Author: Rury, John L., 1951-
Published: New York : Routledge, 2015.

Currently held at: DUKE

Europe's changing woods and forests : from wildwood to managed landscapes

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Published: Wallingford, Oxfordshire ; Boston, MA : CABI, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Exploring everyday life : strategies for ethnography and cultural analysis

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Author: Ehn, Billy, 1946- author.
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]

Currently held at: DUKE

Getting textbooks to every child in sub-Saharan Africa : strategies for addressing the high cost and low availability problem

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Author: Fredriksen, Birger, author.
Published: Washington, DC : World Bank Group, [2015]

Currently held at: DUKE

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush on the quality he values “more than all things”

Rubenstein Technical Services - Mon, 2015-08-24 18:34
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While processing the Benjamin Rush papers, which will soon be digitized and available online, Alice Poffinberger, Archivist/Original Cataloger, came across a letter from Thomas Jefferson to fellow Founding Father Dr. Benjamin Rush. The letter, dated January 3, 1808, requests that Rush grant Jefferson’s teenage grandson his “friendly attentions” when he moves to Philadelphia the coming autumn.  Though unnamed in the letter, the grandson in question is Thomas Jefferson Randolph, who attended the University of Pennsylvania from  1808 to 1809.

Stating that he is “without that bright fancy that captivates,” Jefferson hopes the fifteen-year-old “possesses sound judgment and much observation” in addition to the quality he values “more than all things, good humor.”  Jefferson goes on to list the qualities of the mind he appreciates as good humor, integrity, industry, and science. Following this list, he claims “The preference of the 1st to the 2nd quality may not at first be acquiesced in, but certainly we had all rather associate with a good humored light-principled man, than an ill-tempered rigorist in morality.”

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Randolph would go on to serve six terms in the Virginia House of Delegates and manage his grandfather’s sizable debts as the sole executor of his estate.

Post contributed by Katrina Martin, Technical Services Assistant. 

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