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James Brown, Rhythm, and Black Power

Munro Martin

in Different Drummers: Rhythm and Race in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262829
eISBN:
9780520947405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262829.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter develops an understanding of the links between the conceptions of race and culture, colonial history of rhythm and its suppression, the literature and the persistence of rhythm in the ... More


Thought Experiments Rethought—and Reperceived

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the question of how contemplation of an imaginary scenario can lead to new knowledge about contingent features of the natural world—that is, how it can provide us with relevant ... More


Galileo and the Indispensability of Scientific Thought Experiment

Tamar Szabó Gendler

in Intuition, Imagination, and Philosophical Methodology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589760
eISBN:
9780191595486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589760.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

This chapter argues that thought experiments play a distinctive role in scientific inquiry. Reasoning about particular entities within the context of an imaginary scenario can lead to rationally ... More


James Brown's “Superbad” and the double-voiced utterance

David Brackett

in Interpreting Popular Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter explores the discursive space in which the concepts of “blackness” and African American music have been produced and analyzes how these concepts function in James Brown's 1970 recording ... More


The Informal Politics of Association

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James F. Brown's participation in various social organizations. These include the Protestant Church, extra-church religious associations (temperance advocates, Bible ... More


What Can a Man Do?

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the early life of James F. Brown. He was born in Maryland on October 1, 1793. Nothing is known about his mother; his father was a man named Robert Chase who died in Maryland, ... More


A Gardening Career

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how James F. Brown moved up the proverbial occupational ladder as he worked his way from the bottom to the top with increasingly skilled labor. Shortly after arriving in New ... More


James F. Brown, Voting Rights Politics, and Antislavery Activism

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes various ways in which James F. Brown exercised his citizenship rights. On November 8, 1837, Brown registered his vote in Fishkill, New York. His diary entries about seemingly ... More


Conclusion

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents some final thoughts about the life of James F. Brown. Brown contributed to the definition of freedom in the new nation through his escape from bondage, exemption from wage ... More


Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Myra B. Young Armstead

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1793 James F. Brown was born a slave, and in 1868 he died a free man. At age 34 he ran away from his native Maryland to pass the remainder of his life as a gardener to a wealthy family in the ... More


A Horticultural Community

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the popularity of gardening within the nation's upper class helped shape the identity of James F. Brown. The Verplancks participated in a rising national horticultural ... More


Cultural Meanings of Gardening

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In early and antebellum America, gardening was more than an application of science to fruit, vegetable, and flower cultivation. It was a way to affirm male hegemony, one's social class, civic virtue, ... More


Into the Promised Land

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Anthony Chase made his way to New York City and re-christened himself James F. Brown. According to Verplanck family folklore, Daniel Crommelin Verplanck hired a black ... More


Introduction

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book offers an account of the life of James Francis Brown (1793–1868) based on the diary he kept from 1829 to 1866. What ... More


Interpreting Popular Music

David Brackett

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This book draws from the disciplines of ... More


Legalism at Home: Professionalizing International Law, 1900–1913

Benjamin Allen Coates

in Legalist Empire: International Law and American Foreign Relations in the Early Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190495954
eISBN:
9780190495985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190495954.003.0004
Subject:
History, Economic History

Chapter 3 examines the creation of the international law profession in the United States, focusing in particular on the American Society of International Law (founded in 1906) and the Carnegie ... More


A Whiggish Sensibility

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on James F. Brown's politics. Brown was influenced by the Whiggish ideals held by William E. Williams, his slavemaster in Maryland, and the Verplancks, his New York employers. ... More


‘Fightin’ the Future': Rhythm and Creolization in the Circum-Caribbean

Martin Munro

in American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200.007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The colonial Caribbean created anti-rhythmic societies that lack the basic rhythmic socialization, an effective means of transgressing social and racial divides. This chapter discusses rhythm as a ... More


Rewriting the History of the Law of Nations: How James Brown Scott Made Francisco de Vitoria the Founder of International Law

Paolo Amorosa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849377
eISBN:
9780191883491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849377.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the interwar years, international lawyer James Brown Scott wrote a series of works on the history of his discipline. He made the case that the foundation of modern international law rested not, as ... More


Escaping Wage Slavery

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how James F. Brown engaged in another battlefront for freedom in antebellum America—the struggle against so-called wage slavery. Gardening gained him entry into the ... More


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