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The Emergence of Unchurched Traditions

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In colonial America, only 15% of the population belonged to a church. The majority was nonetheless spiritual at a personal level, but fashioned their personal beliefs by drawing upon a variety of ... More


Beyond Finisterre

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.07
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the ways in which Galicia may not have been unique in the early modern Spanish and Latin American context, and the implications of this analysis for our understanding of gender ... More


Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America

Dale L. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062693
eISBN:
9780813051789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062693.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is a series of narratives about the changing landscapes of America—not only the natural landscapes, but the social, political, and economic landscapes—and how they all contributed to the ... More


Religion and American Disestablishment

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858361
eISBN:
9780199949724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives an overview of the religious character of the American colonies, looking primarily at the groupings of New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. It gives an overview of the ... More


Ending with a Whimper, Not a Bang: The Relationship between Atlantic History and the Study of the Nineteenth-Century South

Trevor Burnard

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This historiographical chapter argues that, for all its many achievements, Atlantic History’s early modern fixation has exacerbated an unhelpful division between American colonial historians, who ... More


“A Most Unfortunate Divel … without the Prospect of Getting Anything”: A Virginia Planter Negotiates the Late Stuart Atlantic World

Natalie Zacek

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter focuses on the political and personal life of the murdered Virginia-born, British-sponsored Leeward Islands Governor Daniel Parke to show how difficult it could be to juggle the ... More


The Dissemination and Reception of Isaac Watts’s Hymns and Psalms in the British North American Colonies to 1748

Jane Giscombe

in Negotiating Toleration: Dissent and the Hanoverian Succession, 1714-1760

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198804222
eISBN:
9780191842429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804222.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The hymns and psalms of the Congregational minister Isaac Watts circulated in the North American colonies prior to the revivals of the 1730s and’40s. Watts's transatlantic links are clearly evident ... More


Seduction of the House Carpenter’s Wife: Abandonment and the Story of Colonial Migration

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Following the clues in the folk ballad “The House Carpenter’s Wife,” this chapter discusses the gendered impacts of English economic destabilization that propelled emigration to North America and ... More


American Honor: The Creation of the Nation's Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Craig Bruce Smith

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638836
eISBN:
9781469638850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638836.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The American Revolution was not only a revolution for liberty and freedom, it was also a revolution of ethics, reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” As Craig Bruce ... More


Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Joanna Brooks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

“My Brooks ancestors were among the earliest waves of emigrants to leave England and settle in North America. Once arrived, for centuries, they lived difficult and hard-bitten lives, eking out ... More


Piety, Pioneers, and Patriots: The First American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the earliest period of American history, astronomy and the exploration of the heavens was considered a hallmark of intellectual development and a noble endeavor for the colonial elite. In the wake ... More


No Land of Opportunity: Folk Ballads and the Story of Why We Left

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Offers a compelling and poignant narrative exploration of seventeenth-century contexts for English peasant migration and a vivid picture of the lives of early Anglo-American colonists.


Brave Men Run

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Taking her own working-class Anglo-American family history as a point of departure, Brooks dismantles the story that America was viewed as a “land of opportunity” and introduces Anglo-American folk ... More


Two Sisters and a Beaver Hat: Desire and the Story of Colonial Commodity Culture

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Following the clues in the folk ballad “Two Sisters,” Brooks discloses the profound social destabilization unleashed by the advent of luxury commodity consumption England—especially the culture of ... More


The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Terri L. Snyder

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Acts of suicide by enslaved people carried significant cultural, legal, and political implications in the emerging slave societies of British America and, later, the United States. This study a wide ... More


Murder the Brother Who Killed the Tree: Fratricide and the Story of Deforestation

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Following the clues in the folk ballad “Edward,” Brooks reveals deforestation as a major factor in the dislocation and emigration of early Anglo-American peasant immigrants.


To Sink It in the Lonesome Sea: Betrayal and the Story of Indentured Servitude

Joanna Brooks

in Why We Left: Untold Stories and Songs of America's First Immigrants

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681259
eISBN:
9781452949369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681259.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Following the clues in the folk ballad “The Golden Vanity,” this chapter reveals the critical outlook common English men and women shared on the celebrated architects of English colonialism, as well ... More


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