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Overexcitement, Economic Collapse, and the Regulation of Business

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Bostonians were anxious about social disorder prevalent in their city and thought the city's accomplishments and beauties were being exaggerated. To curb that, they enforced statutes that curtailed ... More


Domestic Contracts

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Against the background of the objectification of emotion, the business of the heart acquired its characteristic shape as the transaction of emotion. This chapter focuses on the manner in which ... More


Prayerful Transactions

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The convergence of emotion, the fluidity of gender categories, public/private coincidence, manly pluck, and notions of transaction took place in the primary ritual of the revival, the prayer meeting. ... More


Emotion, Character, and Ethnicity

John Corrigan

in Business of the Heart: Religion and Emotion in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221963
eISBN:
9780520924321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221963.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Protestants asserted collective identity and broadcasted their difference from other groups through their participation in the Businessmen's Revival. This chapter illustrates the way in which white ... More


Made for Love: Olive Chancellor, Henry James, and The Bostonians

Peter Coviello

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814717400
eISBN:
9780814717424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814717400.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter examines Henry James' novel The Bostonians, and states how his career spans the period of transformation—which includes an array of losses entailed in the hardening-into-place of modern ... More


James and the Monotone of Reunion

Michael T. Gilmore

in The War on Words: Slavery, Race, and Free Speech in American Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294131
eISBN:
9780226294155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294155.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter reviews the literary work, The Bostonians, written by Henry James, which is considered one of the most astute high culture meditation available on the intellectual and literary costs of ... More


Introduction: The Folly of Political Solidarity

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood

in Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640419
eISBN:
9781469640433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640419.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter introduces the argument of the book that despite Black Bostonians’ attempts at independent politics, their faith in party politics was ultimately misplaced. It introduces the book’s ... More


No Peace until the Suffrage Question Is Settled: Black Politics in the Age of Reconstruction

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood

in Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640419
eISBN:
9781469640433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640419.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the post-civil war election of Massachusetts’ first black legislators and the debates over the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments. It argues that in these early debates ... More


For Ireland’s Cause: Black and Irish Political Coalition Building

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood

in Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640419
eISBN:
9781469640433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640419.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the successful formation of black and Irish politics coalitions in the city. It argues that interethnic coalition building was important for attaining political power and that ... More


Effie Ober and the Boston Ideal Opera Company, 1879–1885

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter focuses on the Boston Ideal Opera Company, a comic opera troupe. Its founder, Effie Hinckley Ober, was not a performer, but a businesswoman who owned one of the first musical management ... More


English-Language Opera at the End of the Century

Katherine K. Preston

in Opera for the People: English-Language Opera and Women Managers in Late 19th-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780199371655
eISBN:
9780199371679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199371655.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Opera

This chapter addresses operatic activity in the 1890s—in particular, an insatiable public appetite for comic opera and operetta that eventually eclipsed interest in the translated continental ... More


The Iron Curtain and Beyond: August 1956–August 1958

D. Kern Holoman

in Charles Munch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199772704
eISBN:
9780190268220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772704.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes how Charles Munch struggled to continue with his orchestra performances despite his worsening health and subsequent death of his wife, Geneviève. Those orchestra performances, ... More


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