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The Beaver and the Fleur-de-Lis

Nicholas P. Cushner

in Why Have You Come Here?: The Jesuits and the First Evangelization of Native America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195307566
eISBN:
9780199784936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195307569.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Missionary endeavors in New France were different from those in Maryland and Latin America. French fur traders were mainly interested in commerce with the Native American, not his land. Killer ... More


Lewis & Clark: Legacies, Memories, and New Perspectives

Kris Fresonke and Irene Bloemraad (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228399
eISBN:
9780520937147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228399.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Two centuries after their expedition awoke the nation both to the promise and to the disquiet of the vast territory out west, Lewis and Clark still stir the imagination, and their adventure remains ... More


Resonant-mass detectors

Michele Maggiore

in Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570745
eISBN:
9780191717666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570745.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter describes the basic principle of resonant-mass detectors, with emphasis on aspects that have an intrinsic conceptual interest, such as understanding how a GW interacts with a macroscopic ... More


War Stories and Tales from the Frontier

Tim Fulford

in Romantic Indians: Native Americans, British Literature, and Transatlantic Culture 1756-1830

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199273379
eISBN:
9780191706332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273379.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter describes in detail captivity narratives and soldiers' memoirs from the Seven Years' War and the War of Independence of their encounters with Indians.


Travel

Paul Turner

in Victorian Poetry, Drama and Miscellaneous Prose 1832–1890

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122395
eISBN:
9780191671401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122395.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Victorian travel-writers were keen anthropologists. Faced by difficulties almost as great as Polyphemus or Scylla and Charybdis, some earned the status of epic heroes. Some were mere ‘wanderers’, ... More


Introduction

Jane I. Smith

in Muslims in the West: From Sojourners to Citizens

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195148053
eISBN:
9780199849277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148053.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The current encounter of Muslims with the West is tapping into a long and rich history of conquest, cooperation, fears, and misconceptions. From the earliest days of Islam as a religious and cultural ... More


Alien Plots: Female Subjectivity and the Divine in the Light of James Tiptree's 'a Momentary Taste of Being'

Inez ven der Spek

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238140
eISBN:
9781781380444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of this study is a science fiction story by James Tiptree Jr (Alice Sheldon-Bradley, 1916–1987) about a brother and a sister (and fifty-eight other human beings) who encounter an alien ... More


Scientific Exploration and Empire

Robert A. Stafford

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205654
eISBN:
9780191676734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205654.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Throughout the nineteenth century, Britain sustained a programme of scientific exploration linked directly with her Imperial and trading interests. It played an important role both in shaping and ... More


The Saga of Captain Cook 1

Hobbles Danaiyarri

in Australia’s Empire

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199563739
eISBN:
9780191701894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563739.003.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter presents an account of British explorer Captain James Cook’s discovery of Australia as recorded the memory of Hobbles Danaiyarri, an Aboriginal cultural custodian and cattle-station ... More


The Mobilization of Women

Geoffrey G. Field

in Blood, Sweat, and Toil: Remaking the British Working Class, 1939-1945

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199604111
eISBN:
9780191731686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604111.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

Britain was second only to the USSR in the extent to which it mobilized women in the Second World War. This chapter discusses women's recruitment into war factories, the armed forces, and ... More


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