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Douglass’s Long Run

Maurice S. Lee

in Uncertain Chances: Science, Skepticism, and Belief in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797578
eISBN:
9780199932412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797578.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter discusses how African-American authors participated in the probabilistic revolution. While early black Atlantic writers largely adhered to the providential outlook of Christian ... More


The Demons of Charles Percy

Bertram Wyatt-Brown

in The House of Percy: Honor, Melancholy, and Imagination in a Southern Family

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195109825
eISBN:
9780199854240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109825.003.0002
Subject:
History, Family History

The enigma of the Percy family began with Charles, its founder in the American Southwest, born in 1740 in some part of the British Isles. The first North American Percy was always able to inspire ... More


A Convert to Community

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the early career and conversion to Southcottianism of James Elishama Smith – a key figure in the relation between millenarianism and social radicalism in the 1830s. Smith ... More


Agents of the Millennium

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The chapter recovers the theological basis for James Elishama Smith’s radical career in the early 1830s, explaining his rapid transition from Southcottian to Owenite socialist in 1832-33. The chapter ... More


From Revelation to Radicalism

Dr Philip Lockley

in Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

This chapter pieces together the origins of a working alliance between certain Southcottian figures and freethinkers in 1830 and 1831. It recovers the settings of the emergent alliance, the points of ... More


Visionary Religion and Radicalism in Early Industrial England: From Southcott to Socialism

Philip Lockley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199663873
eISBN:
9780191744792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663873.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religion and Society

The millenarian movement founded by Joanna Southcott (1750-1814), enjoyed a complex relationship with political radicalism in early nineteenth-century England. Southcott opposed radicalism during her ... More


Remaking the Republic of Letters: James McCune Smith and the Classical Tradition

John Stauffer

in The Call of Classical Literature in the Romantic Age

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474429641
eISBN:
9781474439312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429641.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

James McCune Smith, a leading black abolitionist, physician, and intellectual in nineteenth-century America, believed that classical literature could help Americans abolish slavery. Fluent in Greek ... More


Nora Jewell “In Family Way”: Washington, 1854–1910

Katrina Jagodinsky

in Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women's Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780300211689
eISBN:
9780300220810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300211689.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines how Indigenous women dealt with the challenges of economic and sexual vulnerability under settler-colonial laws by focusing on the case of Nora Jewell in territorial Washington ... More


The Banneker Age: Black Afterlives of Early National Science

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter identifies Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia (1785, 1787) as a “founding text” for a vibrant genealogy of black scientific discourse in the early national and antebellum ... More


Glasgow under the Campbells, 1725–1742

Roger L. Emerson

in Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter discusses the selection from among the list of clerics contending for the principality of Glasgow. It notes that these men were Neil Campbell, William Hamilton, James Hart, James Alston, ... More


Henry Highland Garnet: Nationalism, Class Analysis, and Revolution

Sterling Stuckey

in Slave Culture: Nationalist Theory and the Foundations of Black America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199931675
eISBN:
9780199356027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931675.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

A major leader of blacks in the 19th century who has been underestimated, Henry Highland Garnet emerged from the precocious black student body at New York's African Free School to in time be hailed ... More


Captivity as Literacy Event

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The introduction uses James Smith’s 1799 narrative of captivity during the French and Indian War to illustrate key concepts adapted from sociolinguistics, academic literacy studies, and narratology. ... More


“A Singular Gift from a Savage”

Andrew Newman

in Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Four captivity narratives set in the Great Lakes region during the second half of the eighteenth century feature scenes in which Native Americans present the authors with books. These book ... More


Eleazer’s Cross: Frederick Douglass’ Paper

Sarah Meer

in American Claimants: The Transatlantic Romance, c. 1820-1920

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198812517
eISBN:
9780191894695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812517.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that claimants became fodder for mid-century periodicals, and they provided an imagery for anti-slavery rhetoric. It examines Frederick Douglass’s use of illegitimacy in his ... More


Allegories of Encounter: Colonial Literacy and Indian Captivities

Andrew Newman

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469643458
eISBN:
9781469643472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book analyzes representations of reading, writing, and recollecting texts – “literacy events” – in early America’s best-known literary genre. Captivity narratives reveal how colonial captives ... More


Shakespeare, Stendhal and James Smith

David Ellis

in Memoirs of a Leavisite: The Decline and Fall of Cambridge English

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318894
eISBN:
9781846318023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318894.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recalling a lecture he gave in Bendigo on Othello provides Ellis with an opportunity for considering the article in The Cambridge Quarterly called ‘Scrutiny's failure with Shakespeare’, and Leavis's ... More


Conclusion

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The conclusion reviews the various ways that African American writers, artists, and performers responded to racial science in the age of comparative anatomy, from critiquing and deconstructing it, to ... More


The Civil Servant, 1910–1925

in The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239444.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the career of David Shackleton as a civil servant during the period from 1910 to 1925. It discusses the duties and responsibilities of Shackleton as Senior Labour Adviser and ... More


‘What is a Gentleman but his pleasure?’ Edward, Second Viscount Conway, and Killultagh

Daniel Starza Smith

in John Donne and the Conway Papers: Patronage and Manuscript Circulation in the Early Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199679133
eISBN:
9780191802812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679133.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter describes the early life of Edward, second Viscount Conway, from his military service with his uncle Sir Horace Vere onwards. He enjoyed early friendships with Chamberlain, Carleton, and ... More


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