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Slavery and the Culture of Taste

Simon Gikandi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140667
eISBN:
9781400840113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140667.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

It would be easy to assume that, in the eighteenth century, slavery and the culture of taste—the world of politeness, manners, and aesthetics—existed as separate and unequal domains, unrelated in the ... More


The Utopian Corporation

Kenneth Lipartito

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues for historians to explore the ‘elective affinity’ between communal and utopian societies of 19th-century America and the managerial corporation. It explores the ways that American ... More


“That is the last speech he will ever make”: The Antebellum Racial Alliances

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the formation of political alliances centered on differences over racial politics in antebellum America. Even before there was a Constitution, there were pro-slavery and ... More


Decline, Slavery, and War: The Jeremiad in Antebellum and Civil War America

Andrew R. Murphy

in Prodigal Nation: Moral Decline and Divine Punishment from New England to 9/11

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195321289
eISBN:
9780199869855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195321289.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the important role played by the jeremiad in antebellum and Civil War America. It begins with the national day of fasting proclaimed by President James Buchanan in January 1861. ... More


Prophets in America circa 1830: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nat Turner, Joseph Smith

Richard H. Brodhead

in Joseph Smith, Jr.: Reappraisals After Two Centuries

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195369786
eISBN:
9780199871292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369786.003.002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter finds that by contextualizing Smith's history as prophetic autobiography alongside Nat Turner's, uncannily similar aspects emerge. As a result, what the chapter calls a history of ... More


Manifesting America: The Imperial Construction of U.S. National Space

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195387179
eISBN:
9780199866786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387179.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The book explores the creation and extension of U.S. jurisdiction in the antebellum period, particularly over Native Americans and former Mexicans. It examines how U.S. law recodes the identities and ... More


Medieval American Literature: Antebellum Narratives and the “Map of the Infinite”

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how the notion of medieval American literature not only makes a paradoxical kind of sense but might be seen as integral to the construction of the subject more generally. It ... More


Constructing a Free Labor Market

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter studies the extent to which the Freedmen Bureau's effort to reinstate plantation labor for former slaves in the mid-1860s was associated with changes in the valuation of black labor. ... More


Status Attainment among Emancipated Slaves

Martin Ruef

in Between Slavery and Capitalism: The Legacy of Emancipation in the American South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162775
eISBN:
9781400852642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162775.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the legacy of slavery for status attainment among the first generation of blacks who were liberated from this institution. Its quantitative findings suggest that categorical ... More


Grandson of Disorder: Nimrod Comes to America

Stephen R. Haynes

in Noah's Curse: The Biblical Justification of American Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195142792
eISBN:
9780199834280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195142799.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores how white concerns for order are reflected in the portraits of Nimrod and his Tower sketched by American Bible readers during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Analyzing ... More


Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Joe L. Coker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The temperance movement first appeared in America in the 1820s as an outgrowth of the same evangelical fervor that fostered a wide range of reform campaigns. Like many of these movements, temperance ... More


Filthy Lucre, Hired Nurses, and the Suckling Preacher

Joshua Guthman

in Strangers Below: Primitive Baptists and American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624860
eISBN:
9781469624884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624860.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter uses two extended case studies to show how uncertain Primitive Baptist selves—the merchant and elder C. B. Hassell and the polemicist Joshua Lawrence—navigated the currents of the ... More


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


Separate Paths: Katy and William in the Antebellum Creek Nation

Claudio Saunt

in Black, White, and Indian: Race and the Unmaking of an American Family

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195176315
eISBN:
9780199788972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195176315.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

In the Antebellum era, slaveholders dominated the Creek government. Under their guidance, the Creek Nation passed laws punishing abolitionists, defending slavery, and discriminating against black ... More


Strengthening the Bonds of Fellowship: The Domestic and Public Lives of Quaker Women

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/9780813039732.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 6 considers the impact of western movement on northern Virginia's Quaker women. Migration disrupted economic bonds forged by Quaker merchants and farmers and produced a growing gender ... More


A “Nest of Abolitionists”: Antislavery Goals and Southern Identities

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/9780813039732.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Quaker antislavery after 1830, arguing that Friends' activism was constrained by the white community's growing intolerance of dissent and by Friends' economic and cultural ... More


Sex, Sickness, and Slavery: Illness in the Antebellum South

Marli F. Weiner and Mazie Hough

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036996
eISBN:
9780252094071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036996.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This study of medical treatment in the antebellum South argues that Southern physicians' scientific training and practice uniquely entitled them to formulate medical justification for the imbalanced ... More


Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Britt Rusert

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book offers a new history of race and science in the nineteenth century through the lens of early African American literature, visual culture, and performance. Across five chapters, the book ... More


Maternal Discourse as Antebellum Social Protest

CLAUDIA TATE

in Domestic Allegories of Political Desire: The Black Heroine’s Text at the Turn of the Century

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195108576
eISBN:
9780199855094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108576.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter starts by looking back to the mid-nineteenth-century works of two antebellum writers, namely, Harriet A. Jacobs and Harriet E. Wilson. These pieces constructed the cultural network in ... More


Melville's Intervisionary Network: Balzac, Hawthorne, and Realism in the American Renaissance

John Haydock

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781942954231
eISBN:
9781786944153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781942954231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The romances of Herman Melville, author of Moby-Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor, are usually examined from some setting almost exclusively American. European or other planetary contexts are subordinated ... More


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