November 19, 2014

F.B. Eyes Digital Archive now available

Drawing on thousands of pages of recently released FBI files, William J. Maxwell’s book F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover’s Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature exposes the Bureau's intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
June 23, 2013

Creating a Federal Government

Principal Investigator: Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis. Creating a Federal Government explores the functional realities of governance during the early American republic. In an age of limited fiscal resources, powerful opposition to expansive government powers, and a constitutional structure that restricted many powers to the states, how would the United States go about appointing citizens to public office and managing their activities? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

June 21, 2013

The Spenser Archive

Principal Investigators: Joseph Loewenstein, Washington University in St. Louis, et al.The Spenser Archive is the digital component of Oxford University Press's forthcoming Collected Works of Edmund Spenser.

August 1, 2013

City on a Hill Archive

Principal Investigator: Abram Van Engen, Washington University in St. Louis. This project tracks every use of the phrase “city on a hill” and its variants from 1600 to the present in order to find out what this phrase means, in what context it most often appears, when it begins referring to America, and what kind of America it identifies.