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Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Dan McKanan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book traces the development of a theology of nonviolence in the popular literature of antebellum social reform movements. Between 1820 and 1860, American social reformers pioneered a “politics ... More


The Bible and Slavery

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:
10.1093/0195151119.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Central to the slavery debate was the issue of how to use the Scripture. Three major positions emerged on the Bible and slavery. Theological conservatives usually defended a literal reading of the ... More


The New Republic to Antebellum America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Eleven documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the treatment of conscientious objectors in America in the period between the War of the Revolution (which started in 1775) and ... More


Civil War America

Peter Brock (ed.)

in Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Thirteen documents are presented, with an introductory text, illustrating the experiences of conscientious objectors in America in the Civil War. This war presented many pacifists, especially in the ... More


The Gospel, the Declaration, and the Divine Child: Theology and Literature of Ultra Reform

Dan McKanan

in Identifying the Image of God: Radical Christians and Nonviolent Power in the Antebellum United States

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145328
eISBN:
9780199834471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145321.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Examines both theoretical and literary expressions of the “ultra” reform tradition. This tradition was shaped by the charismatic personality of William Lloyd Garrison (editor of The Liberator) and ... More


Movements and Monuments

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter shows how the idea that slavery was fundamentally at odds with local heritage shaped abolitionist efforts to gain public support in the 1830s and 40s. In Boston, as the construction of ... More


Racial Tensions

Alexander Tsesis

in For Liberty and Equality: The Life and Times of the Declaration of Independence

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195379693
eISBN:
9780199949847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379693.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

It was easy enough to laud the Declaration's signers. Of greater moment was the need to live up to its dictates. Speaking at a Civil War veterans' reunion in 1875, Sen. Oliver Morton of Indiana ... More


Partisan Strife, 1583–1588: Holland and its Critics

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Ardent Calvinists and refugees from the south blamed Holland for the loss of Flanders and Brabant; did not Holland's merchants batten on trade with the foe? Leicester thus found support for a more ... More


Paying for an Ever More Expensive War

James D. Tracy

in The Founding of the Dutch Republic: War, Finance, and Politics in Holland, 1572-1588

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199209118
eISBN:
9780191706134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199209118.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The provincial excise and land taxes had once funded Holland's underline renten. From 1572, these revenues, now called “the common means” (underline gemene middelen), were allocated to wages for ... More


Renovating the House of History

J. Samaine Lockwood

in Archives of Desire: The Queer Historical Work of New England Regionalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625362
eISBN:
9781469625386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625362.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter examines the regionalist recollections of C. Alice Baker and the members of her queer triadic family: Susan Minot Lane and Emma Lewis Coleman. This family of New England regionalists ... More


Black Friday

Stephen G. Craft

in American Justice In Taiwan: The 1957 Riots and Cold War Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166353
eISBN:
9780813166629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166353.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 9 describes the events of May 24, following Reynolds's controversial acquittal. After Liu's widow, Ao Tehua, arrived in front of the American embassy gates, protesting the verdict and ... More


America's Joan of Arc: The Life of Anna Elizabeth Dickinson

J. Matthew Gallman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195161458
eISBN:
9780199788798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

One of the most celebrated women of her time, Anna Elizabeth Dickinson was a charismatic orator, writer, and actress, who rose to fame during the Civil War and remained in the public eye for the next ... More


The Slavery Question

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0027
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter twenty-seven examines Hodge’s first article on the issue of slavery. Hodge remained largely consistent on his views of slavery throughout his life, and they are most clearly sent down in his ... More


Moderator of the General Assembly

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0035
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-five recounts Hodge’s time as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1846. While Moderator, the Assembly addressed the key issues of slavery and Presbyterian Parochial Schools. In 1847, ... More


‘The Eloquent and Fearless Friend of the Slave’

Daniel Ritchie

in Isaac Nelson: Radical Abolitionist, Evangelical Presbyterian, and Irish Nationalist

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786941282
eISBN:
9781789629149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786941282.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter has highlights the central importance of Nelson to Belfast anti-slavery in the 1840s and early 1850s. Nelson’s emergence as a leading anti-slavery campaigner took place against the ... More


Transitions to Adulthood in the Land of Lake Wobegon

Teresas Toguchi Swartz, Douglas Hartmann, and Jeylan T. Smortimer

in Coming of Age in America: The Transition to Adulthood in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520270923
eISBN:
9780520950184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270923.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter investigates round interviews with participants from the St. Paul study to explore how young adults in the Land of Lake Wobegon understand and experience these diverse pathways and ... More


Founding the NAACP: Building the Organization, 1908–1915

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter tells the story of the NAACP's founding in a new way: by tracing the many bridges from past to future that the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century racial justice leaders ... More


Expressive Enlightenment: Subjectivity and Solidarity in Daniel Garrison Brinton, Franz Boas, and Carlos Montezuma

Ryan Carr

in Indigenous Visions: Rediscovering the World of Franz Boas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300196511
eISBN:
9780300235678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300196511.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter considers Franz Boas's affiliations with American ethnologist Daniel Garrison Brinton and Yavapai doctor, pamphleteer, and founding member of the Society of American Indians, Carlos ... More


“Yours for the Jubilee”: The Abolitionists’ Scriptural Imagination, 1808–1865

John Coffey

in Exodus and Liberation: Deliverance Politics from John Calvin to Martin Luther King Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199334223
eISBN:
9780199369393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334223.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Religion, Political History

After the ending of the Atlantic slave trade, the attention of abolitionists turned to the problem of emancipation. By the 1830s, many supported immediate emancipation, turning biblical mottoes into ... More


The Afro-American Council’s Internal History, 1898–1908

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter analyzes the trajectory of the National Afro-American Council's internal history, which involved three stages: first, more radical members' efforts at dissent; second, Booker T. ... More


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