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William Croghan: Immigrant

Gwynne Tuell Potts

in George Rogers Clark and William Croghan: A Story of the Revolution, Settlement, and Early Life at Locust Grove

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178677
eISBN:
9780813178707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178677.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Born in Dublin,William Croghan probably arrived in North America as an adolescent British officer. He organized the Tenthcompany of the EighthVirginia Regiment in Pittsburgh in 1776, but was assigned ... More


“We are against the traffik of men-body” Pennsylvania, 1688–1700

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/9780300180770.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which a minority of Friends raised the slavery issue at a time when it was not a matter of general concern, much less outrage. The opening text of this chapter is ... More


Introduction: Fiction in the God Gap

Christopher Douglas

in If God Meant to Interfere: American Literature and the Rise of the Christian Right

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702112
eISBN:
9781501703539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702112.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter presents the end of Don DeLillo's White Noise. The protagonist, Jack Gladney seeks assurance from an elderly nun about the faith of others while being treated in a Catholic ... More


Trials in Corridor City Planning

Royce Hanson

in Suburb: Planning Politics and the Public Interest

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705250
eISBN:
9781501708084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705250.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the problems that arose during the planning and development of three corridor cities in Montgomery County: Rockville, Gaithersburg, and Germantown. The idea of corridor cities ... More


Mapping Faith on the Avenue

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces Germantown Avenue, a historic street which cuts through Philadelphia, from the most affluent to the most impoverished neighborhoods. There are about 85 congregations on the ... More


Constructing the Sacred in Space and Place

Katie Day and Edd Conboy

in Faith on the Avenue: Religion on a City Street

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199860029
eISBN:
9780199358427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860029.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how sacred space is socially constructed in an urban context in different types of buildings from historic churches to former commercial buildings adapted for religious ... More


The Medical Student

Sue Leaf

in A Love Affair with Birds: The Life of Thomas Sadler Roberts

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675647
eISBN:
9781452947457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675647.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines Thomas Sadler Roberts’ medical education at the University of Pennsylvania in 1882, believing that natural history was not a gentlemanly vocation. Staying in Germantown where ... More


“Good Night, Peace”: Philadelphia, 1777

Friederike Baer

in Hessians: German Soldiers in the American Revolutionary War

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190249632
eISBN:
9780197635049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249632.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the summer of 1777, thousands of soldiers under General Howe sailed from New York to Maryland, from where they would march north toward Philadelphia, the seat of the Continental Congress and at ... More


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