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Concerning the Highlands

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0010
Subject:
History, Indian History

In the Highlands, there are few towns, but mountains, forests, and desolate spots abound. There, for twelve months in the year, it snows and rains; but the males of the country, especially the lower ... More


Tammany Baseball

Neil J. Sullivan

in The Diamond in the Bronx: Yankee Stadium and the Politics of New York

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331837
eISBN:
9780199851607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331837.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the history of the New York Yankees baseball team and their Yankee Stadium in New York City. The Yankees started their history as the bankrupt remnants of an old National League ... More


Spectator to a Rebellion

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

With the passing of two centuries the Jacobite Rising of 1745 inevitably tends to rank either as high romance or as opéra bouffe, depending on the temperament of the historian. At the time, however, ... More


Deploying Tribes and Clans: Mohawks in Nova Scotia and Scottish Highlanders in Georgia

Geoffrey Plank

in Empires and Indigenes: Intercultural Alliance, Imperial Expansion, and Warfare in the Early Modern World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814753088
eISBN:
9780814765272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814753088.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines two experiments conducted by British commanders in which they deployed reputedly uncivilized fighting men in colonial outposts far from the warriors' homes. In 1712 the British ... More


“Rather a Geographical Expression Than a Country”: State Fantasy and the Production of Victorian Afghanistan

Zarena Aslami

in The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter argues that Afghanistan's status in the nineteenth century as imperialized but not colonized enabled the flourishing of fantasies that compensated for British subjects' anxieties about ... More


“Flop Eared Mule”/“Lynchburg Town”: The Highlanders Paramount 3171

Tony Russell

in Rural Rhythm: The Story of Old-Time Country Music in 78 Records

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190091187
eISBN:
9780190091217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190091187.003.0039
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses The Highlanders, “Flop Eared Mule”, “Lynchburg Town”, stringband, Paramount Records, Charlie Poole, old-time music


‘The Highlands have Reaped what Michael Davitt has Sown’: Legislation and Agitation to the Great War

Andrew G. Newby

in Ireland, Radicalism, and the Scottish Highlands, c.1870-1912

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623754
eISBN:
9780748653645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623754.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The suspension of the ‘laws of God’ seen in the legislation of 1881 and 1886 caused problems for those who had hoped that Highlanders would embrace the root and branch abolition of landlords. ... More


Politics and Place-Making on the Edge of Empire: Loyalists, Highlanders, and the Early Farmhouses of British Canada

Daniel Maudlin

in Building the British Atlantic World: "Spaces, Places, and Material Culture, 1600-1850"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626826
eISBN:
9781469628066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626826.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The final chapter turns to settlement, farming and home-making in British Canada; the politically charged, northern-most territory of the British Atlantic world. Focusing on the farmhouses and ... More


Little Will Thomas and the Cherokee Legion: A Love Story

Philip Gerard

in The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469649566
eISBN:
9781469649580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649566.003.0015
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

William Holland Thomas, whose father dies before he is born, is adopted by a Cherokee chief, Yonaguska. Upon his deathbed, the chief names Thomas-a white man-as the new chief of the eastern band of ... More


The Generative Turn: The Deepening of Stevenson’s Societal Identity

Jefferson A. Singer

in The Proper Pirate: Robert Louis Stevenson's Quest for Identity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199328543
eISBN:
9780190637972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328543.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 7 looks at Stevenson at midlife and illustrates his increasingly external focus on family, social injustice, and Scottish culture. These outward interests are examples of “generativity,” or ... More


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