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Alliance Making and the Struggle for the Soul of Plymouth Colony

Cynthia J. Van Zandt

in Brothers Among Nations: The Pursuit of Intercultural Alliances in Early America, 1580-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195181241
eISBN:
9780199870776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181241.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines two competing views of successful colonization, one represented by Plymouth colonist William Bradford and the other by his fellow colonist Isaac Allerton. Whereas Bradford ... More


Landfall: The New World as New Creation

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the colonial era, British settlers only gradually allowed North America’s actual physical environment to shape their idea of the New World they inhabited. Although New England Puritans were ... More


New England Epidemiology

Cristobal Silva

in Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the epidemics that devastated Native American populations between 1616 and 1619—those same epidemics that John Winthrop called a “miraculous plague” sent by God to depopulate ... More


Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Betty Booth Donohue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book, written partly in the Cherokee syllabary by a Cherokee critic, argues that William Bradford's Of Plimoth Plantation shows evidence of American Indian poetics. It is a revisioning of the ... More


Tailpiece: From William Bradford to William Buckley

Jonathan Goldberg

in Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Liebman's public declaration was to announce his homosexuality. Leibman's coming-out letter is a performance of the closet, with repeated hints that what he is declaring publicity in his letter will ... More


Promoting Paradise, Ordering Wilderness: Topographical Optimism Meets Agricultural Reality

Zachary McLeod Hutchins

in Inventing Eden: Primitivism, Millennialism, and the Making of New England

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199998142
eISBN:
9780199382415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199998142.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 2 engages recent environmental criticism, tracing a transition of terms describing New England landscapes from John Smith’s present “paradise” to the “hideous and desolate wilderness” of ... More


Massachusetts: A “Safety-Valve” Theory of Judicial Independence

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765874
eISBN:
9780199896875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

Massachusetts was among the most consequential of the original thirteen states. Many of the events that led to the Declaration of Independence took place there: the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea ... More


Poetics of the Ark Ashore

Molly Farrell

in Counting Bodies: Population in Colonial American Writing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190277314
eISBN:
9780190277338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190277314.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter One traces the effects and transformations of Jean Bodin’s population theory as it filtered into the consciousness of the first generation of English Puritan migrants to New England. It shows ... More


DEATH ON THE SUWANNEE

Virginia Lynn Moylan

in Zora Neale Hurston's Final Decade

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813035789
eISBN:
9780813046228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035789.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter provides a detailed account of Hurston’s involvement in and coverage of the sensational murder trial of Ruby McCollum, a black woman accused of killing her white lover in Live Oak, ... More


Galvanizing the Emmett Till Generation

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 6 analyzes the posttrial reaction, covering the period from September 24, 1955, through the responses to the January 24, 1956, publication of “The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in ... More


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