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Rainmaking

Linford D. Fisher

in The Indian Great Awakening: Religion and the Shaping of Native Cultures in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199740048
eISBN:
9780199949892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740048.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter sets the stage for the rest of the book by considering the early years of colonization, Native American religious beliefs and practices, and the seventeenth-century attempts to ... More


“They Shall Not Pass”: Opposition to Public Leisure and State Park Planning

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines protests against state parks and external intervention in elite suburban communities of greater New York. In the 1920s and 1930s, estate owners in elite Greens Farms, ... More


Epilogue: Challenging Care

Eileen Boris and Jennifer Klein

in Caring for America: Home Health Workers in the Shadow of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195329117
eISBN:
9780199949496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329117.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Epilogue contends that this history has no neat ending. To rethink home care, it takes a hard look at the promises of carework unionism, the dangers of its welfare location, and the pitfalls of ... More


Long Island and the Lower East Side: Mount’s Background, Youth, and Apprenticeships

Christopher J. Smith

in The Creolization of American Culture: William Sidney Mount and the Roots of Blackface Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037764
eISBN:
9780252095047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037764.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the creolizing maritime cultures of Long Island and Manhattan, two New York islands that directly shaped William Sidney Mount's personal and musical world. It reconstructs the ... More


Designing a Coastal Playland around Long Island Sound

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how newly-professionalized park planners addressed mounting regional park needs from the 1880s through the 1930s. Planners in New York’s environs rethought the city-suburb ... More


New York: The Persistence of Dutch and Puritan Law

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law in Colonial America: Volume II: The Middle Colonies and the Carolinas, 1660-1730

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937752
eISBN:
9780199301539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937752.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Lacking both a sizable army and a bureaucracy, New York's first English governor strove to govern through lawyers who, indeed, were aboard the ships that conquered New Amsterdam in 1664. Pursuant to ... More


Why the No. 7 Line Stops in Flushing

Joseph B. Raskin

in The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823253692
eISBN:
9780823261109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253692.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the history of one of the New York City subway system’s most heavily traveled lines. The early plans called for a line that extended much further into Queens. A look is taken ... More


Facing “The End”: Termination and Survivance among the Montaukett of Eastern Long Island, New York

Allison Manfra McGovern

in The Archaeology of Race in the Northeast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813060576
eISBN:
9780813050706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060576.003.0011
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Montauketts of eastern Long Island, New York, lived and worked with white settlers since they arrived in the seventeenth century. Over time, however, they suffered isolation, restrictions on ... More


“By the American Revolution You Are Now Free”: Sticking Together in Trying Times

Robert G. Parkinson

in The Common Cause: Creating Race and Nation in the American Revolution

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469626635
eISBN:
9781469628103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626635.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the months immediately following the Declaration of Independence, which saw the British fail in their attempts to land troops in Charleston, South Carolina--in cooperation with ... More


Working-Class Leisure on the Upper East River and Sound

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the early twentieth century, substantial stretches of the city’s coastal environs in Westchester, the East Bronx, and Queens remained undeveloped natural areas. The shore took on new value as a ... More


Epilogue: The Limits of the World of Tomorrow

Kara Murphy Schlichting

in New York Recentered: Building the Metropolis from the Shore

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226613024
eISBN:
9780226613161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226613161.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This epilogue examines suburbanization as it was celebrated by the New York World’s Fair and as the major landscape transformation of postwar greater New York. The World of Tomorrow sold visitors a ... More


Lee’s Northern Disillusionment

Phillip Papas

in Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on Charles Lee's military campaign in the North during the American Revolution as well as his frustration with the Continental Congress and George Washington's management of the ... More


Terminal Moraine

Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter deconstructs the Jewish identity as exiles and victims, by comparing their situation to “terminal moraine”—a geologic metaphor for Long Island, USA. American Jews have prospered despite ... More


Following the Revolution Home

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on John Ledyard's journey to Long Island Sound. About one year after returning to England aboard the Resolution, Ledyard was sent to sea once again. This time he was asked to ... More


New York

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0024
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of New York's prairies followed by a list of prairies by county. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a brief ... More


It’s Later Than You Think

Ellen Willis

in Beginning to See the Light: Sex, Hope, and Rock-and-Roll

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680788
eISBN:
9781452948997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680788.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter presents the author’s reflections about the arrival of the eighties in New York City. She says that while New Yorkers had every reason to be demoralized—what with the terrible weather, ... More


Introduction: Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter first illustrates the relationship between human action and disaster. It cites as examples Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Company, where a Mrs. Helen Palsgraf sued the ... More


Introduction: Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

Christine A. Klein and Sandra B. Zellmer

in Mississippi River Tragedies: A Century of Unnatural Disaster

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479825387
eISBN:
9781479807475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479825387.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This introductory chapter first illustrates the relationship between human action and disaster. It cites as examples Palsgraf v. Long Island Railroad Company, where a Mrs. Helen Palsgraf sued the ... More


Early Years

Warren Goldstein

in William Sloane Coffin Jr.: A Holy Impatience

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102215
eISBN:
9780300135053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102215.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bill Coffin was born in the city of New York, watching the Empire State Building rise above the skyline. He lived a full boy's life: he played at home, attended the Buckley School for Boys by day, ... More


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