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Machines of Empire

Calvin Schermerhorn

in The Business of Slavery and the Rise of American Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300192001
eISBN:
9780300213898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192001.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The growth of the American continental empire in the 1840s and 1850s expanded the slavery business, notably to Texas, and steamship companies exercised power as nonstate actors. This chapter follows ... More


Dark Writing: The Body’s Inscription in History’s Light

Paul Carter

in Dark Writing: Geography, Performance, Design

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832469
eISBN:
9780824868949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832469.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter studies three instances in which the absence of the body is noted. In each case, the remedy is not to represent the body but to trace its absence. In the first case, the novelist Charles ... More


Nascent Newtonian, 1690–1716

Anna Marie Roos

in Martin Folkes (1690-1754): Newtonian, Antiquary, Connoisseur

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198830061
eISBN:
9780191868528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830061.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter assesses Folkes’s early life and letters as a nascent Newtonian. We demonstrate to what extent Folkes’s education with French Huguenot scholars Abraham de Moivre and Jacques Louis ... More


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