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Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

A. Glenn Crothers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book explores the experience of the Society of Friends (Quakers) in northern Virginia between the 1730s and 1865. The spiritual convictions of this religious minority, particularly the belief in ... More


Prologue: Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The prologue introduces Samuel M. Janney, Quaker minister, educator, historian, and antislavery activist. His 1849 arrest by a Loudoun County, Virginia, grand jury for inciting slave revolt ... More


Epilogue: Conflicting Paths of Virtue in Nineteenth-Century America

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The epilogue briefly traces Friends' post-Civil War efforts to aid freedpeople and Native Americans in Nebraska. More important, it raises broad philosophical questions about the issue of means and ... More


Three Centuries, Three Americas: Epical Fellowships and Hemispheric Imperatives

Charles A. Perrone

in Brazil, Lyric, and the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034218
eISBN:
9780813038797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034218.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

When the classical epic model became no longer feasible, new forms of epiclike poetry were brought about that may be associated with the hemisphere's evolving realities. The meaning of the three ... More


“Puerto Rican Negro”: Defining Race in Piri Thomas's Down These Mean Streets

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter discusses the theme of racial denial, which is evident in the novel Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas. The novel was published five years before Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima, ... More


Honduran Figurines and Whistles in Social Context: Production, Use, and Meaning in the Ulúa Valley

Jeanne Lopiparo and Julia A. Hendon

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

A wide collection of ceramic figural artifacts were found during the excavations held at the northwestern Honduras' lower Ulúa valley at five Late to Terminal Classic period sites. To be able to ... More


Crafting the Body Beautiful: Performing Social Identity at Santa Isabel, Nicaragua

Geoffrey G. McCafferty and Sharisse D. McCafferty

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In agency-based archaeology, a theoretical trend fosters a great interest in how the human body serves as a venue for negotiating and expressing social identity. Archaeological evidence may thus be ... More


Deciphering Meaning in Maya Cities

Brett A. Houk, Marilyn A. Masson, Michael E. Smith, and John W. Janusek

in Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The focus of this final chapter is understanding the meaning behind the plans of Maya cities in the eastern lowlands. In previous studies meaning is most often equated with Amos Rapoport’s high-level ... More


The Weeping Baby and the Nahua Corn Spirit: The Human Body as Key Symbol in the Huasteca Veracruzana, Mexico

Alan R. Sandstrom

in Mesoamerican Figurines: Small-Scale Indices of Large-Scale Social Phenomena

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033303
eISBN:
9780813039350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033303.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

In looking into meaning systems, symbols, and the emic aspects of their cultural studies, several North American anthropologists have drawn attention to interpreting the behavior of people. As such, ... More


Ancient Maya Cities of the Eastern Lowlands

Brett A. Houk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060637
eISBN:
9780813050973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060637.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Within a challenging tropical environment, a remarkable urban tradition developed and flourished as an element of ancient Maya culture. This book is about the cities of the eastern lowlands, a small ... More


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