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David E. Shi

in Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850–1920

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195106534
eISBN:
9780199854097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195106534.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

At the same time that journalists and editors were celebrating the vibrant new urban culture emerging in the United States at the point of mid-century, several commentators were criticizing the ... More


Witches as Rebels against Patriarchy

Per Faxneld

in Satanic Feminism: Lucifer as the Liberator of Woman in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190664473
eISBN:
9780190664503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664473.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter 6 provides a reading of how the subversive potential of the figure of the witch was utilized to attack the oppression of women. It commences with a discussion of Jules Michelet’s La Sorcière ... More


Luciferian Witchcraft: At the Crossroads between Paganism and Satanism

Fredrik Gregorius

in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199779239
eISBN:
9780199979646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779239.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter discusses Luciferian Witchcraft, which is to a great extent a spin-off from the Wicca movement, but with a satanic twist. While Wicca has created a “medium tension” towards society, by ... More


The Earth as Narrative Source

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/9780813037370.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter asserts that traditional American Natives believed that the earth is the residing place of narrative, and that people, earth, and narrative are different manifestations of the same ... More


“A Precarious Means of Living”: Early Working Musicians and Their Jobs

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter studies Charles Leland Bagley, a professional musician who traveled to Los Angeles in 1893. Bagley's experiences as a musician in Los Angeles are intertwined with the stories of other ... More


The Indians’ Old Sea, to 1500

Matthew R. Bahar

in Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190874247
eISBN:
9780190874278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190874247.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Prior to the arrival of European strangers from the east, the ocean possessed a generative richness that contrasted starkly with the predictable darkness and despair of the interior woodlands. ... More


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