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Sacred Borders: Continuing Revelation and Canonical Restraint in Early America

David Holland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199753611
eISBN:
9780199895113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753611.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

What belongs in the Bible? Could a New World inspire new chapters of scripture or render old ones obsolete? This book shows that these questions factored more prominently into early American history ... More


International at the Creation: Early Modern American History

Karen Ordahl Kupperman

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter states that in early American history, the boundaries that were honored with the title “American history” were meaningless. The beginning of the chapter presents one version of the ... More


Introduction: The Problem of Indian Slavery in Early America

Margaret Ellen Newell

in Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter begins by describing a 1739 case involving a man named Caesar who had allegedly “deserted” the service of his master, Samuel Richards, who owned a blacksmith shop. Richards ... More


Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Elaine G. Breslaw

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Health in early America was generally good. The food was plentiful, the air and water were clean, and people tended to enjoy strong constitutions as a result of this environment. Practitioners of ... More


Introduction: New Men: Feminist Histories of Manliness in Early British America

Thomas A. Foster

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book examines masculinity in British America from European settlement through the Revolutionary era. It argues that ... More


A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Anya Zilberstein

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Most people assume that climate change is recent news. A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America shows that we have been debating the science and politics of climate change for a ... More


Conflicting Feelings: Technology and Emotions from Colonial America to the New Age of Communication

Brenton J. Malin

in Feeling Mediated: A History of Media Technology and Emotion in America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762790
eISBN:
9780814770153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762790.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter draws on Leo Marx and Peter Stearns in tracing America's rhetoric of the technological sublime, with a particular emphasis on its intersection with the history of emotion. A belief in ... More


American Zion

Eran Shalev

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300186925
eISBN:
9780300188417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300186925.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Bible has always been an integral part of American political culture. Yet in the years before the Civil War, it was the Old Testament, not the New Testament, that pervaded political rhetoric. ... More


Colonization and Its Discontents: Emancipation, Emigration, and Antislavery in Antebellum Pennsylvania

Beverly C. Tomek

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814783481
eISBN:
9780814784433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814783481.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Pennsylvania contained the largest concentration of early America's abolitionist leaders and organizations, making it a necessary and illustrative stage from which to understand how national ... More


New Men: Manliness in Early America

Thomas A. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1782, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur wrote, “What then, is the American, this new man? He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from ... More


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