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The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Andrew Lipman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This book presents the previously untold story of how the ocean became a “frontier” between colonists and Indians. When the English and Dutch empires both tried to claim the same patch of coast ... More


New York, Cape Cod, San Antonio: New Transitions, 1956–1988

Nancy Lee Chalfa Ruyter

in La Meri and Her Life in Dance: Performing the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066097
eISBN:
9780813058320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066097.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter tells of La Meri’s last years in New York City (1956-1960) and her next new beginning in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, with her sister Lilian Newcomer. There, she established a school, Ethnic ... More


Walden, Cape Cod, and the Duty of the Coast Survey

Patrick Chura

in Thoreau the Land Surveyor

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034935
eISBN:
9780813038278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The first superintendent of the Coast Survey was Swiss-born mathematician Ferdinand Hassler, who directed the project from its inception in 1816 until his death in 1843. Hassler was one of the most ... More


Motion Picture Pioneers of America

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the success of Norman Jewison and Hal Ashby's collaboration in the film The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming. The film was based on Nathaniel Benchley's book The ... More


Focus on Subgroups within the Hub

James N. Stanford

in New England English: Large-Scale Acoustic Sociophonetics and Dialectology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190625658
eISBN:
9780190625689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190625658.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, English Language

This is the second of two chapters (Chapters 6 and 7) that analyze the Dartmouth-based fieldwork data in eastern Massachusetts. This chapter “zooms in” to focus on particular subgroups within the Hub ... More


Henry Thoreau and the Reverend Poluphloisboios Thalassa

Joel Porte

in Consciousness and Culture: Emerson and Thoreau Reviewed

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104462
eISBN:
9780300130577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104462.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines Henry Thoreau's anxieties about fathoming things, focusing on his Cape Cod. It discusses Thoreau's elementary interest in and attraction to water. It explains what Thoreau ... More


Artifacts That Talk Like Pirates: Jolly Roger Iconography and Archaeological Sites

Kenneth J. Kinkor

in Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In recent decades, the historiography of piracy has focussed on how pirates have acted as sub-cultures within larger social units. This is reflected, in part, by their use of symbols, such as the ... More


Coda: “A Walking Shadow”: Life as a Reader and Author of Neil Gaiman

Joe Sutlif Sanders

in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter concludes the volume proper with a personal anecdote from notedcomics scholar Joe Sutliff Sanders. Sutliff Sanders examines the contents of the book against a personal experience he had ... More


The Illicit Trade in English Cod into Spain, 1739-1748

Olaf U. Janzen

in War and Trade in Eighteenth-Century Newfoundland

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781927869024
eISBN:
9781786944429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781927869024.003.0007
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the illicit trade of English cod into Spain by French merchants during the Anglo-Spanish War of Jenkin’s Ear. It charts the reasons for the trade - the struggle of French ... More


Relations between North America and the Italian Peninsula, 1763-1799: Tuscany, Genoa and Naples

Luca Codignola

in Rough Waters: American Involvement with the Mediterranean in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780986497346
eISBN:
9781786944504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780986497346.003.0003
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter explores the late eighteenth century relationship between North America and the states of the Italian Peninsula, in attempt to challenge the notion of a homogenous Atlantic world. It ... More


The Snowy Winter

David Gessner

in When Birds Are Near: Dispatches from Contemporary Writers

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501750915
eISBN:
9781501750939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501750915.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter describes the author's experience while staying on Cape Cod to finish a novel. The best moment came when the author was standing alone out on Coast Guard Beach — on almost the exact spot ... More


Imperialism

Carmel Finley

in All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226443379
eISBN:
9780226443409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226443409.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Iceland was still fighting against foreign boats taking its rich fish stocks. They successively increased their territorial limits, drawing opposition from European countries, especially the British, ... More


The Process of Vocationalization: Mechanisms and Structures

Steven Brint and Jerome Karabel

in The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195048155
eISBN:
9780197560044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195048155.003.0011
Subject:
Education, Organization and Management of Education

An atmosphere of amiable routine now surrounds North Shore Community College in the Boston suburb of Beverly. Still located on a main downtown thorough-fare, as it has been since it opened in 1965, ... More


The Final Transformation in Massachusetts: Market Pressures, Fiscal Crises, and Business Influences, 1971-1985

Steven Brint and Jerome Karabel

in The Diverted Dream: Community Colleges and the Promise of Educational Opportunity in America, 1900-1985

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195048155
eISBN:
9780197560044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195048155.003.0012
Subject:
Education, Organization and Management of Education

The focus of this chapter is on the shift toward predominantly vocational enrollments in the 1970s, brought on by the combined pressures of market decline, state fiscal crisis, and the political ... More


Setting a New Course

Francis J. Bremer

in One Small Candle: The Story of the Plymouth Puritans and the Beginning of English New England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780197510049
eISBN:
9780197510070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197510049.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, British and Irish Early Modern History

By 1617 members of the congregation discussed moving. The challenges of living in Leiden remained great. They also feared the Netherlands becoming engaged in war with Spain. After considerable ... More


Acclimatization Gets Organized

Pete Minard

in All Things Harmless, Useful, and Ornamental: Environmental Transformation through Species Acclimatization, from Colonial Australia to the World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469651613
eISBN:
9781469651637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651613.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter covers the organization and experiment of acclimatization through the example of Edward Wilson. Wilson’s interests in land reform, agriculture, and farming led him to consider the ... More


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