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Nostalgia for Paradise

Douglas C. Comer

in Ritual Ground: Bent's Old Fort, World Formation, and the Annexation of the Southwest

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520204294
eISBN:
9780520918702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520204294.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the concept of ritual as the re-enactment of the actions of the ancestors and gods which transformed primordial chaos into the order of the world, contending that the neotenic ... More


Introduction

Margaret Bendroth

in The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This introductory chapter examines the role of the past in mainline Protestant churches—more specifically the Congregationalists—and how they have coped with modern, twentieth-century American life. ... More


The Lonesome Sound

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/9781469624860.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes the Old Baptist feeling, or “lonesome sound,” rooted in the folkways of dissenting Protestantism and in the nineteenth-century Primitive revolt that seeped into modern American ... More


Do All we could to Get What we Felt Belonged to us by the Laws of Nature: Selling Real Negro Melodies and Marketing Authentic Black Rhythms

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, by embracing and selling racial difference, black musicians were able to become leading cultural innovators, symbols of modern black representation, and central players in ... More


Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England

Jean M. O'Brien

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665778
eISBN:
9781452946672
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665778.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Across nineteenth-century New England, antiquarians and community leaders wrote hundreds of local histories about the founding and growth of their cities and towns. Ranging from pamphlets to ... More


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