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At the Edge of Camelot: Debating Economics in Turbulent Times

Donald W. Katzner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765355
eISBN:
9780199896806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765355.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book tells the story of an academic department that underwent rapid, wrenching changes at a time and in a place that one would not have expected them to have occurred. The time was the late ... More


From Literature to Business

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Cody's early years are recounted, from his being orphaned in the Midwest to his studying at Amherst College and attempting at a literary career. We follow him as he blends his classical education ... More


Royal Psalms: Locating Judah and Israel's Early Pro-Royal Literature

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines royal psalms in the Hebrew Bible for possible remnants of 10th or 9th century Judean and Israelite literature. In the process portions of Psalm 2, 21, 45, 89 (89:20-38 [ET ... More


Carved in Stone: Stone Smoking Pipes at Historic Sites in Central Virginia

Lori Lee

in Jefferson's Poplar Forest: Unearthing a Virginia Plantation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039886
eISBN:
9780813043807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039886.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces an important assemblage of handcrafted stone tobacco pipes found within early- to mid-nineteenth-century contexts associated with enslaved households at Poplar Forest and ... More


The Civil Rights and Vietnam War Protest Movements

Donald W. Katzner

in At the Edge of Camelot: Debating Economics in Turbulent Times

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765355
eISBN:
9780199896806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765355.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces activism in the US centering around the civil rights and Vietnam War-protest movements from the 1950s into the 1970s. It describes the development of these activities on the ... More


George Croghan: The Buck

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Before “Colonel” George Croghan became Sir William Johnson’s British deputy Indian Supervisor, he traveled as far as today’s Cleveland to trade goods with Ohio Natives. Ruined during the trade hiatus ... More


Epilogue

Jessica Priestley

in Herodotus and Hellenistic Culture: Literary Studies in the Reception of the Histories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199653096
eISBN:
9780191766459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653096.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

Some 300 years after Herodotus lived, the most famous and important of the Homeric critics and Alexandrian philologists, Aristarchus of Samothrace, wrote a Commentary on Herodotus. The Commentary ... More


A Reading of Readings: English Travel Books, Audiences, and Modern Chinese History, c. 1832 to the Present1

Ting Man Tsao

in Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter investigates the influence of the Ship Amherst voyage and subsequent narrations. The original journey involved a compact between Hugh Lindsay and Charles Gutzlaff, an alliance of British ... More


‘Importunity Which Mocked All Denial’: The Amherst Charity Fund and the Foundation of Amherst College

Carl I Hammer

in History of Universities: Volume XXX / 1-2

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198807025
eISBN:
9780191844812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198807025.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter discusses the complex history of the Amherst Charity Fund and Amherst College, located in western Massachusetts. The story of the Charity Fund, an independent fund which financed the ... More


Amherst College Wife

Marjorie Senechal

in I Died for Beauty: A Biography of Dorothy Wrinch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199732593
eISBN:
9780190254353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199732593.003.0020
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter begins by describing the background of Otto Charles Glaser, his three wives, and his career at Amherst College; Dorothy Wrinch was the third Mrs. Glaser. It then discusses how Dorothy ... More


The Origins of the Elephantine Jews

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter seeks out the origins of the Elephantine Jews. For more than a century, their origins have been a mystery. Owing to the decipherment of Papyrus Amherst 63, this chapter reveals new ... More


Epilogue

Karel van der Toorn

in Becoming Diaspora Jews: Behind the Story of Elephantine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300243512
eISBN:
9780300249491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243512.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This concluding chapter attempts to define who the Elephantine Jews were by summing up the results of a review of all the evidence, including the texts from the Aramaic papyrus in Demotic script. In ... More


Lord Macartney’s embassy to China, 1792–1794

Rogério Miguel Puga

in The British Presence in Macau, 1635-1793

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139798
eISBN:
9789888180752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139798.003.0013
Subject:
History, Asian History

Lord Macartney headed the first embassy to China in 1793. The aim was to achieve greater freedom in trade and an establishment similar to Macau. To protect its interests, the enclave spared no effort ... More


Detours

John R. Gillis

in Becoming Historians

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226036564
eISBN:
9780226036595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226036595.003.0007
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter presents historian John R. Gillis's memoirs, which trace how he became interested in history. Gillis does not recall anything in his childhood that would have led him to become a ... More


An Ambitious Officer

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's ambition to get a promotion in the British army during the American Revolution. In June 1758, Captain Charles Lee and the 44th Regiment were at a staging area on ... More


Law and Society

Austin Sarat

in Legal Intellectuals in Conversation: Reflections on the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814737071
eISBN:
9780814745434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814737071.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter presents an interview with Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, and Five College Fortieth Anniversary Professor at Amherst College. ... More


Bodies: Petrarch’s cat and Poe’s raven

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 2 considers alternative evocations of the author’s body, focusing on how and why animal-bodies in the form of taxidermied remains are deployed as surrogates for the figure of the author ... More


Clothing: Brontë’s bonnet and Dickinson’s dress

Nicola J. Watson

in The Author's Effects: On Writer's House Museums

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198847571
eISBN:
9780191886751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847571.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Chapter 3 investigates ways of figuring the author’s doubled body, physical and textual, through clothing. It contrasts the ways that male and female authorial clothing has been imagined and ... More


Autonomy to Accountability

Patricia Albjerg Graham

in Schooling America: How the Public Schools Meet the Nation’s Changing Needs

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195172225
eISBN:
9780197562482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195172225.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Schools Studies

When is Schooling Complete? At the beginning of the twentieth century most Americans believed they had “completed” their schooling if they finished the eighth grade. Only 6 percent of young people ... More


‘Ancestral Voices Prophesying War’: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edward Gibbon, and the Warnings of History

Chris Murray

in China from the Ruins of Athens and Rome: Classics, Sinology, and Romanticism, 1793-1938

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198767015
eISBN:
9780191821240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198767015.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edward Gibbon and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were uneasy about the prospect of a British Empire, fearing overreach and collapse. Historical precedents such as the Roman Empire and Kublai Khan’s China ... More


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