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/Subjunctive America: Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon and Gabriel García Márquez's Love in the Time of Cholera

Adam Lifshey

in Specters of Conquest: Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232383
eISBN:
9780823241187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232383.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

Mason is an astronomer, Dixon a surveyor, and their paired scientific skills allow them to score with mathematical precision an eerily straight border that begins south of Philadelphia and scrolls ... More


Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Robert Cassanello, Colin J. Davis, and Melanie Shell-Weiss (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034034
eISBN:
9780813038261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Over the last forty years, the American South has become very diverse very quickly. New businesses and job opportunities in the region have driven this growth, brought an influx of capital, and ... More


Portraits in Stone

Jennifer Van Horn

in Power of Objects in Eighteenth-Century British America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469629568
eISBN:
9781469629582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629568.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Elite residents of Charleston, South Carolina, sought a unique means of memorializing their dead: gravestones embellished with bust-length depictions of the deceased. Commissioned from stone carvers ... More


A History of the Catholic Church in the American South, 1513–1900

James M. Woods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035321
eISBN:
9780813039046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035321.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

No Christian denomination has had a longer or more varied existence in the American South than the Catholic Church. The Spanish missions established in Florida and Texas promoted Catholicism. ... More


The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union

John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199759897
eISBN:
9780190254452
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199759897.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On April 14, 1861, following the surrender of Fort Sumter, Washington was “put into the condition of a siege,” declared Abraham Lincoln. Located sixty miles south of the Mason-Dixon Line, the ... More


The Imperatives of Economic Interest and National Identity

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.14
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses the major factor making for sectional division in the United States—the proportion of Negroes in the population. By the 1790s it was clear that slavery was going to survive ... More


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