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Sojourner

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Although Brainerd had committed to working among the Indians in late 1742, he struggled for the next eighteen months with the consequences of this decision. This chapter describes Brainerd's work ... More


Pastor

John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Brainerd's quest for effectiveness reached a large degree of fulfillment when a religious revival broke out among a community of Indians in northern New Jersey. As the revival continued, Brainerd ... More


After Christendom: Evangelical Conversion After Christendom: Evangelical Conversion Narrative and its Alternatives

D. Bruce Hindmarsh

in The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245758
eISBN:
9780191602436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245754.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Begins by reviewing the chronological proliferation, literary elaboration, and theological differentiation of the genre of conversion narrative over the course of the eighteenth century in England. ... More


Writing

Nancy Shoemaker

in A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167924
eISBN:
9780199788996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

American Indians and Europeans kept records of their international agreements in tangible form: wampum belts, calumet pipes, or eagle feathers among eastern Indians, and among Europeans, written ... More


The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall Stuart Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Enormous changes are occurring in our capital markets as shareholder activists become increasingly prominent, institutional investors gain power, and capital markets intermediaries such as proxy ... More


Director Primacy in the Courts

Stephen M. Bainbridge

in The New Corporate Governance in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195337501
eISBN:
9780199868643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337501.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Because a model's ability to predict real world outcomes is the critical test of its validity, a key question is whether the director primacy model makes accurate predictions not only the statutory ... More


Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Michael D. Robinson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633787
eISBN:
9781469633794
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633787.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Many accounts of the secession crisis overlook the sharp political conflict that took place in the Border South states of Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, and Missouri. Michael D. Robinson expands the ... More


Anxious Hospitality:: Loitering at Fort Allen, 1756–1761

Daniel Ingram

in Indians and British Outposts in Eighteenth-Century America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037974
eISBN:
9780813042169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037974.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Pennsylvania's Fort Allen was a small link in a defensive fort chain that was meant to spearhead an invasion of Indian country and protect backcountry settlements during the 1755–1758 Delaware ... More


Who Makes the Rules?

Stephen M. Bainbridge

in Corporate Governance after the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199772421
eISBN:
9780199932696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199772421.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter takes up the foundational question of who sets the rules of the game. Virtually all U.S. corporations are formed (“incorporated”) under the laws of a single state by filing articles of ... More


Delaware: A High Court of Errors and Appeals

Scott Douglas Gerber

in A Distinct Judicial Power: The Origins of an Independent Judiciary, 1606-1787

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199765874
eISBN:
9780199896875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765874.003.0026
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

The Swedes planted the first permanent settlement in what is now the state of Delaware in 1638 at Fort Christina (today, Wilmington). The Dutch terminated Swedish control in 1655, and the English ... More


Going Home:: (March 21–April 29, 1865)

David R. Bush

in I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037448
eISBN:
9780813042305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037448.003.0007
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter takes Wesley from Johnson's Island through several other prison camps. He left Johnson's Island before the war ended and passed through three other prison camps on his way back to ... More


Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Christopher M. Bruner

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

Over the last century, small jurisdictions have become significant players in cross-border corporate and financial services. Their nature, legal status, and market roles, however, remain ... More


States Create Transportation Authorities to Cross Local Boundaries

Carolyn T. Adams

in From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451621
eISBN:
9780801471858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451621.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines how intergovernmental authorities carry out their responsibility for transportation systems that link the city to the suburbs across municipal boundaries. It also considers why ... More


Children and the Violence of Racism: The Lafargue Clinic, Comic Books,and the Case against School Segregation

Gabriel N. Mendes

in Under the Strain of Color: Harlem's Lafargue Clinic and the Promise of an Antiracist Psychiatry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453502
eISBN:
9781501701399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453502.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the crucial role of Lafargue Clinic in the school desegregation cases that culminated in Brown v. Board of Education. It discusses Wertham’s October 1951 testimony to the ... More


“O unrighteous gain!” From Rhetoric to Ritual, 1727–43

Brycchan Carey

in From Peace to Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300180770
eISBN:
9780300182279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180770.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores both the discursive processes and, to a certain extent, the political processes by which Friends in the Delaware Valley moved from the messy compromise of 1716–19 to an even ... More


Slavery and the “Holy Experiment”

Erica Armstrong Dunbar

in A Fragile Freedom: African American Women and Emancipation in the Antebellum City

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300125917
eISBN:
9780300145069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300125917.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes slavery and the holy experiment in Pennsylvania. Slavery found its way to the Delaware Valley before the arrival of William Penn in 1682. Enslaved by the Dutch, Swedes, and ... More


Delaware

Christopher M. Bruner

in Re-Imagining Offshore Finance: Market-Dominant Small Jurisdictions in a Globalizing Financial World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190466879
eISBN:
9780190466909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190466879.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Comparative Law

This chapter examines Delaware, a small U.S. state located on the Eastern Seaboard that has become the predominant jurisdiction of incorporation for U.S. public companies and a global competitor in ... More


The Rise and Fall of Delaware’s Takeover Standards

Steven Davidoff Solomon and Randall S. Thomas

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In this chapter for the book, we attempt to explain the rise and fall of jurisprudential takeover standards in Delaware. We theorize that these standards were created by Delaware courts in the ... More


Delaware’s Diminishment?

Hillary A. Sale

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In the world of corporate law, Delaware reigns – or so the theory goes. This Chapter examines the reality of that statement, focusing on directors and their fiduciary duties in the context of the ... More


Delaware and Financial Risk

Frank Partnoy

in The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226599403
eISBN:
9780226599540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226599540.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

In this chapter, I argue that financial risk poses unique challenges that justify a differential application of corporate law oversight standards. The steps in my argument are as follows. First, I ... More


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