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Prince Hall Freemasonry: Secrecy, Authority, and Culture: Boston, Massachusetts; February 1789

Joanna Brooks

in American Lazarus: Religion and the Rise of African American and Native American Literatures

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195332919
eISBN:
9780199851263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195332919.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines three foundational texts in the history of Prince Hall Freemasonry: John Marrant's Sermon to the African Lodge of the Honourable Society of Free and Accepted Masons (1789) and ... More


Transforming into Natives: Crèvecoeur, Marrant, and Brown on Becoming Indian

Katy L. Chiles

in Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Chapter 3 examines how J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur’s Letters from an American Farmer, John Marrant’s A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, A Black, and Charles Brockden ... More


Silent Books, Talking Leaves

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/9781469643458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The watershed for the scholarship on A Narrative of the Lord’s Wonderful Dealings with John Marrant, a Black (1785), is Henry Louis Gates’s influential essay on “The Trope of the Talking Book.” But ... More


“Comforts and mercies, losses and crosses”: A Transitional Season

Eric C. Smith

in Oliver Hart and the Rise of Baptist America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197506325
eISBN:
9780197506356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197506325.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The first half of the 1770s was a major transitional period for Oliver Hart. Many of the most important figures in his life, including his hero, George Whitefield, and his wife, Sarah, died. (Sarah’s ... More


War Under Sail

in Black Salt: Seafarers of African Descent on British Ships

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318184
eISBN:
9781846317675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317675.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter investigates the conflicts of Britain's warships with other European powers. Britain's navy had played a critical role in defending its interests abroad from the War of the Spanish ... 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


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