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Slavemaster President: The Double Career of James Polk

William Dusinberre

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195326031
eISBN:
9780199868308
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326031.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This book examines both the social and the political history of slavery. James Polk — President of the United States from 1845 to 1849 — owned a Mississippi cotton plantation with about fifty slaves. ... More


The Demise of the Plantation

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/9780691162775.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines how Southern blacks and whites confronted categorical—as well as classical—uncertainty, as the maintenance of plantation agriculture proved increasingly untenable. Social ... More


 Samuel Purchas, His Pilgrimage

Timothy Fitzgerald

in Discourse on Civility and Barbarity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195300093
eISBN:
9780199868636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300093.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

In this early‐seventeenth‐century collection of travel writings we can see tensions between Religion as Christian Truth on the one hand, and the beginnings of a generic concept of religions matched ... More


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

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/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Nicholas Canny

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198200918
eISBN:
9780191718274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book is the first comprehensive study of all the plantations that were attempted in Ireland during the years 1580-1650. It examines the arguments advanced by successive political figures for a ... More


Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Sarah Washbrook

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Race, ethnicity, and gender played an important role in the complex relationship between export agriculture, labour, and state power in Chiapas during the regime of Porfirio Díaz (1876–1914). This ... 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


The Munster Plantation: Theory and Practice

NICHOLAS CANNY

in Making Ireland British, 1580-1650

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198200918
eISBN:
9780191718274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198200918.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the establishment of the Munster plantation. It shows that the plantation society which had been painfully and expensively established over a process of thirteen years was ... More


The Beginning They Told

Betty Booth Donohue

in Bradford's Indian Book: Being the True Roote & Rise of American Letters as Revealed by the Native Text Embedded in Of Plimoth Plantation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037370
eISBN:
9780813042336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This preface states the book's thesis that American Indians influenced American literature, and delineates the author's methodologies employed to support this claim. To illustrate Of Plimoth ... More


Debt peonage and regional export development: Pichucalco, Chilón, Palenque and Soconusco, 1876–1914

Sarah Washbrook

in Producing Modernity in Mexico: Labour, Race, and the State in Chiapas, 1876-1914

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264973
eISBN:
9780191754128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264973.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the relationship between debt peonage and regional export development between 1876 and 1914 in four departments of Chiapas: Pichucalco, Chilón, and Palenque in the north of the ... More


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