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Faith in Reading: Religious Publishing and the Birth of Mass Media in America

David Paul Nord

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195173116
eISBN:
9780199835683
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195173112.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the years after 1815, a few visionary entrepreneurs decided the time was right to launch true mass media in America. They believed it was possible through new technology, national organization, ... More


Introduction: Stirring and Strange

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Living in the age of revivalism and evangelicalism, many women were awakened in nineteenth‐century America to the “healing balm” of Christ. Many women were also awakened to—and eventually ... More


Breaking Up Housekeeping: Female Evangelists and Domestic Ideology

Elizabeth Elkin Grammer

in Some Wild Visions: Autobiographies by Female Itinerant Evangelists in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139617
eISBN:
9780199834242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139615.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Itinerant preachers, the women in this study were literally and figuratively “homeless.” Having abandoned housekeeping to become evangelists, they broke away from the ideology of domesticity and true ... More


Evidence on the Spread of Diseases in Nineteenth-Century America

Robert A. McGuire and Philip R. P. Coelho

in Parasites, Pathogens, and Progress: Diseases and Economic Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015660
eISBN:
9780262298391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015660.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the biomedical and historical proofs that population growth, economic growth, and other developments influenced the spread of diseases, increased mortality and morbidity, and ... More


At Home in Nineteenth-Century America: A Documentary History

Amy G. Richter

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814769133
eISBN:
9780814769157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814769133.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

At Home in Nineteenth-Century America uses primary documentsto revisit the variety of places Americans called home—middle-class suburban houses, slave cabins, working-class tenements, frontier ... More


Tomorrow's Parties: Sex and the Untimely in Nineteenth-Century America

Peter M. Coviello

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717400
eISBN:
9780814717424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717400.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

In nineteenth-century America—before the scandalous trial of Oscar Wilde, before the public emergence of categories like homo- and heterosexuality—what were the parameters of sex? Did people ... More


Introduction: Procrastination and Prolegomena

Andrew Lyndon Knighton

in Idle Threats: Men and the Limits of Productivity in Nineteenth Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748909
eISBN:
9780814748916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748909.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores the cultural meanings of productivity and unproductivity in nineteenth-century America, with particular emphasis on how the familiar categories of industry and idleness gives rise ... More


American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Jacob Rama Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book examines representations of Arabs, Islam, and the Near East in nineteenth-century American culture, arguing that these representations play a significant role in the development of American ... More


The Curse of Canaan; or, A Fantasy of Origins in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian Connolly

in Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in North America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040399
eISBN:
9780252098819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040399.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the ways in which nineteenth-century Americans retold the biblical story of the “curse of Ham” as a fantasy to promote the notion of racial purity, which contradicted the social ... More


Introduction: The Slave-Marriage Plot

Tess Chakkalakal

in Novel Bondage: Slavery, Marriage, and Freedom in Nineteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036330
eISBN:
9780252093388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036330.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This introductory chapter defines slave-marriage and how it bears upon legal marriage in nineteenth-century America. Hidden from law and subject to separation, a slave-marriage was considered to be ... More


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