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Calvinism and American National Identity

David Little

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/9780195390971.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

Samuel P. Huntington argued that American national identity was and still is profoundly influenced by what he called Anglo-Protestant culture. He attributed the major part of that influence to ... More


Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Charlotte Greenspan

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Dorothy Fields was best known as a lyricist, one of the few women who played a central role in the great period of American popular song from 1920 to 1960. Fields first became prominent writing the ... More


Augustan American Literature: An Aesthetics of Extravagance

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the Augustan tradition in American literature, arguing that it should not be seen as confined to the world of belles lettres. It suggests that Augustan American literature ... More


What’s Black and White and Heard All Over?

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the start of Dorothy's career. The 1920s saw women in the United States going where they had not gone before — into voting booths, for example. The world of Dorothy's early ... More


Theology in Colonial America

Mark A. Noll

in America's God: From Jonathan Edwards to Abraham Lincoln

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151114
eISBN:
9780199834532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Theologians dominated the public square in Colonial America. Colonial American theology in many ways maintained continuity with Old World understandings of the world and the church. Colonial ... More


Landfall: The New World as New Creation

John Gatta

in Making Nature Sacred: Literature, Religion, and the Environment in America from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195165050
eISBN:
9780199835140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165055.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the colonial era, British settlers only gradually allowed North America’s actual physical environment to shape their idea of the New World they inhabited. Although New England Puritans were ... More


The Lineage of Separatist Suffering

Adrian Chastain Weimer

in Martyrs' Mirror: Persecution and Holiness in Early New England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199743117
eISBN:
9780199918744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743117.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 2 focuses on the intensely martyr-based identity of the Separatist communities in England, the Netherlands, and Plymouth Colony. It addresses how these radical Protestants dealt with the ... More


Law and the Utopian Imagination

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804790819
eISBN:
9780804791861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804790819.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This book is a project of exploration and resuscitation of idea of utopianism within legal discourse. Instead of mapping out the contours of a familiar terrain, the contributors seek to explore the ... More


Introduction: Why John Davenport?

Francis J. Bremer

in Building a New Jerusalem

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter outlines how John Davenport, as a clergyman in England, labored for two decades to unite Protestants at home and abroad in focusing on the tasks necessary to bring men to God. Along the ... More


Nature and Desire in Seventeenth-Century Puritanism

Belden C. Lane

in Ravished by Beauty: The Surprising Legacy of Reformed Spirituality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755080
eISBN:
9780199894956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755080.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In seventeenth-century Puritanism, on both sides of the Atlantic, the importance of stirring and channeling holy desire was central to the spirituality inherited from John Calvin. The Puritans ... More


‘Publication’ in the Scribal Medium

Harold Love

in Scribal Publication in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112198
eISBN:
9780191670695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112198.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter considers how written texts are to be categorized as published or unpublished within a culture in which scribal transmission might be chosen without any sense of its being inferior or ... More


Approaching Spenser's Medievalism

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the way in which The Faerie Queene itself remembers and relates to native literary and historical traditions — Arthurian history and faerie romance — mirroring English history. ... More


How to Help Melancholicks: Mather

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Cotton Mather's discussion of melancholy. Mather was a Puritan divine who lived between 1663 and 1728. Educated at Harvard, he was ordained in 1685 and later succeeded his ... More


Old English Wisdom Poetry: Its Range and Themes

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the range and theme of Old English wisdom poetry. It analyses Old English poems which are primarily concerned with imparting wisdom and use the gnome as a structural unit. These ... More


Chapter 16

Roger G. Kennedy

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson: A Study in Character

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140552
eISBN:
9780199848775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140552.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

If any king had a steam-powered chariot, it was King Cotton. In the late 1790s, Wade Hampton set up a battery of steam cotton gins on his plantation at Columbia, South Carolina. The lands lying north ... More


Charles Cotton, Translator Of Hobbes's De cive

Noel Malcolm

in Aspects of Hobbes

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199247141
eISBN:
9780191597992
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247145.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Discusses the translation of Hobbes's De cive, which was published in England in 1651 under the title Philosophicall Rudiments. A few surviving copies include a dedicatory epistle (addressed to Lady ... More


Merchants and Mariners: Selected Maritime Writings of David M. Williams

Lars U. Scholl

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780968128886
eISBN:
9781786944764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780968128886.001.0001
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This book presents twelve essays by historian David M. Williams, in order to pay tribute to his career. The essays stretch from 1807 through to the end of the nineteenth century, and address both ... More


Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative

Cristobal Silva

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199743476
eISBN:
9780199896868
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This book reimagines New England’s literary history by tracing seventeenth- and early-eighteenth-century epidemics alongside the era of early colonial expansion, the Antinomian controversy, the ... More


Abandoned and Adopted in a New World

Carol J. Singley

in Adopting America: Childhood, Kinship, and National Identity in Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199779390
eISBN:
9780199895106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199779390.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The early Puritans ambivalently left England, the mother country, portraying themselves as abandoned orphans. Sustained by the belief that they were chosen people, they also emulated ... More


Dorothy Cotton: June 18, 1965, Scope Orientation Session, Alabama

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0037
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born during the Great Depression in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Dorothy Lee Foreman Cotton was a civil rights activist who put herself through school at Shaw University by working as a housekeeper for ... More


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