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Charles Town Harbor: September 1775–October 1775

William R. Ryan

in The World of Thomas Jeremiah: Charles Town on the Eve of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387285
eISBN:
9780199775774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387285.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates what Charles Town was like in the wake of Jeremiah's execution. Lord Campbell, fearing for his life, was forced to abandon his post and abscond to a dilapidated sloop in the ... More


Calvin and the Social Order in Early America: Moral Ideals and Transatlantic Empire

Mark Valeri

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter explores the mixed history of Calvin’s influence on economic mores and practices in early America. It retraces Calvin’s ideal for economic discipline over the emergent market in Geneva. ... More


“George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy” (1933)

Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

in The George Gershwin Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195327113
eISBN:
9780199851249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0055
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter presents the text of an article titled George Gershwin Arrives to Plan Opera on Porgy, which was published in the December 4, 1933, issue of the Charleston News and Courier. The article ... More


Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Benjamin L. Carp

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The cities of eighteenth‐century America were crucial for the coming of the American Revolution. This book focuses closely on political mobilization in colonial British America's five most populous ... More


Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Steve Estes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Once one of the wealthiest cities in America, Charleston, South Carolina, established a society built on the racial hierarchies of slavery and segregation. By the 1970s, the legal structures behind ... More


The Lowcountry

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter contains a brief history of Charleston, sketching a portrait of the city as being simultaneously blessed and cursed, beginning from its early days as a Carolina colony. The Lowcountry ... More


CHANGING OUR HABITATION: The Revolutionary Movement in Charleston's

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Urban townhouses framed many important aspects of urban life, including consumption, gender and race relations, and paternal authority. The wealthiest Charleston residents sat atop the pyramid of ... More


The Wanderer’s Return

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country: The Memoir of General Charles Pelot Summerall

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126180
eISBN:
9780813135649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0029
Subject:
History, Military History

After Charles Summerall reached Eustis, Florida, a telegram arrived that offered him the presidency of the Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, which he accepted. His retirement from the ... More


The Scare

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes the Denmark Vesey insurrection scare, the most significant challenge the paternalist movement faced during its insurgent phase. Charleston stood as the central staging ground ... More


Analyzing the Scare

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the reaction of local whites to the Denmark Vesey insurrection plot. The reaction emerged from the information the Charleston public received at the time and the resulting ... More


Reacting to the Scare

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the refusal of the South Carolina legislature to adopt many of the draconian control measures recommended by Charleston-area leaders in response to the Vesey scare. Lowcountry ... More


The Ashley Cooper Plan: The Founding of Carolina and the Origins of Southern Political Culture

Thomas D. Wilson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469628905
eISBN:
9781469626307
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628905.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

This book demonstrates that early utopian visions for England’s American colonies had a lasting impact. Those early plans not only influenced the future form of American cities, but they shaped the ... More


Approaches

Ian K. Steele

in Betrayals: Fort William Henry and the "Massacre"

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195084269
eISBN:
9780199853977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195084269.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The chapter opens with Swedish Professor Pehr Kalm exploring the wilderness between British and French America in 1749 which took him to Fort St. Frédéric which is a veritable fort whose offensive ... More


John William De Forest (1826–1906)

Louis P. Masur (ed.)

in “… The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”: Selections from Writers During the Civil War

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195098372
eISBN:
9780199853908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Of all the writers at the time, John William De Forest saw the most action as a Civil War soldier. Through it all he kept writing: letters home, journal entries, essays for literary magazines, the ... More


Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835050
eISBN:
9781469602592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869093_myers
Subject:
History, African-American History

For black women in antebellum Charleston, freedom was not a static legal category but a fragile and contingent experience. This deeply researched social history analyzes the ways in which black women ... More


Traditions and Tasks: Household Production and the Internal Economy at Dean Hall Plantation, South Carolina

Nicole Isenbarger and Andrew Agha

in Beyond the Walls: New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Historical Households

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061559
eISBN:
9780813051468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061559.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter addresses the production of colonoware pottery at a plantation site in South Carolina. The authors are able to explore the ways this ceramic tradition was used by enslaved persons not ... More


Kirkeby Loses His Grip, the End of the Contracts

Ate van Delden

in Adrian Rollini: The Life and Music of a Jazz Rambler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496825155
eISBN:
9781496825148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496825155.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The team of Kirkeby and Hand lost a large capital on the Florida adventure. Back in New York, Kirkeby opened a new club, the Lido Venice, which was short-lived too. The band went on tour, led by ... More


Too Proud to Whitewash

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter describes the city of Charleston as a site of many of the contradictions that drive the story of the modern South. Once, Charleston was a booming, cosmopolitan metropolis, ... More


Race against Crime

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the dilemmas faced by southern lawmen in communities like Charleston, in order to understand better the ways the civil rights movement succeeded and failed in altering power ... More


Shadows in the Sun Belt

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how the campaign to free the “Charleston Five” turned the men into symbols of the continuing civil rights struggle, illustrating the ways that politics, labor, and race remained ... More


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