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Mock Funerals and Mock Executions

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter delves into the mock executions and mock funerals the American colonists used as political resistance to the British oppression. In particular it looks into the year of 1764 and 1765 ... More


Funerals and Politics

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the political stance which drove the colonists to reform the customs of funerals and frugality. In 1764 and 1765, the British Parliament passed new legislation taxing American ... More


Sons of Liberty, Sons of Licentiousness

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how colonists responded to the transformation of the British Empire. Radical resistance gained strength from economic anxiety and the fact that authoritarian imperial reform was ... More


The Colonization of Illahee, 1843–1851

Gray H. Whaley

in Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee: U.S. Empire and the Transformation of an Indigenous World, 1792-1859

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833674
eISBN:
9781469603971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898314_whaley.10
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses the creation of a provisional government shaped by the Euro-American colonists. It observes that the Euro-American emigrants of the 1840s who survived the Oregon Trail were not ... More


Introduction: Enlightened Empire?

Justin du Rivage

in Revolution Against Empire: Taxes, Politics, and the Origins of American Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300214246
eISBN:
9780300227659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300214246.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This introductory chapter briefly considers why the British American colonists had broken away from an empire that they had long revered. Americans like to think of themselves as fundamentally ... More


The Souls of Men: The Negro's Spiritual Nature

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that, despite their intimate contacts with Negroes, the American colonists generally made little conscious effort to assess the nature of the people they enslaved and took to bed. ... More


Democracy and Free Expressions

in Free Expression and Democracy in America: A History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226240664
eISBN:
9780226240749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226240749.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins by briefly addressing the question of whether democracy requires the protection of free expression. It then discusses the dimensions of free expression. Most American colonists ... More


Roots of Conflict: British Armed Forces and Colonial Americans, 1677-1763

Douglas Edward Leach

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842584
eISBN:
9781469603988
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898796_leach
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book recounts the story of the antagonism between the American colonists and the British armed forces prior to the Revolution. It reveals certain Anglo-American attitudes and stereotypes that ... More


Credit Nation: Property Laws and Institutions in Early America

Claire Priest

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691158761
eISBN:
9780691185651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158761.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Even before the United States became a country, laws prioritizing access to credit set colonial America apart from the rest of the world. This book examines how the drive to expand credit shaped ... More


The Metropolitan Sources of the Adamses' Views of Sensibility

in Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the metropolitan sources of John and Abigail Adams' views about sensibility. It describes the relevant features of liberalized Protestantism absorbed by the Adamses and their ... More


1777–1840: The Big Knives Will Be in Control: (Tipeerinkiiwaki kata mihšimaarhsaki)

Mark Walczynski

in The History of Starved Rock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748240
eISBN:
9781501748264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748240.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter recounts that while the Potawatomi, Odawa, and Ojibwe were migrating into Illinois, the American colonists in the eastern reaches of North America were fighting for their national ... More


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