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On Display: The Building, Its Contents, and English Protestantism

Geoffrey Cantor

in Religion and the Great Exhibition of 1851

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199596676
eISBN:
9780191725685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596676.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Society

While many religious writers praised Paxton's innovative design, often likening it to a temple or the modern equivalent of a medieval cathedral, High Churchmen and Roman Catholics abhorred the ... More


Case Study: Jurij Konjar and Steve Paxton: The Goldberg Variations

Gary Peters

in Improvising Improvisation: From Out of Philosophy, Music, Dance, and Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226452623
eISBN:
9780226452760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226452760.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter develops further the place of habit within improvisation. Using the Slovenian dancer Jurij Konjar's re-improvisation of Steve Paxton original Goldberg Variations improvisations as a case ... More


The Culture of Vigilantism

Catherine McNicol Stock

in Rural Radicals: Righteous Rage in the American Grain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501714030
eISBN:
9781501714047
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714030.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

However progressive their notions of reform, rural Americans’ anger has long found expression through violence as well as conventional politics. Class, race, religious, and ethnic resentments played ... More


Barracks: Constructing a Colonial Military Infrastructure

John Gilbert McCurdy

in Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736605
eISBN:
9781501736612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736605.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the alternative quarters the American colonists sought for the North American Establishment, describing how massive barracks arose in the four largest American cities and ... More


Pennsylvania’s Protestant Politics

D. G. Hart

in Benjamin Franklin: Cultural Protestant

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
July 2021
ISBN:
9780198788997
eISBN:
9780191830990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788997.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 9 discusses how Pennsylvania gave Franklin more room for his talents, doubts, and questions than Boston did, thanks to the Quakers’ commitment to intellectual and religious freedom. The ... More


The Other Indians in Town

Colin Calloway

in The Chiefs Now in This City: Indians and the Urban Frontier in Early America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197547656
eISBN:
9780197547687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197547656.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows that tribal delegates were not the only Indian people to be found in the cites of early America. Indian people included cities in their trade networks and they lived and worked in ... More


Introduction: The new historiography of Vichy

Jane F. Fulcher

in Renegotiating French Identity: Musical Culture and Creativity in France during Vichy and the German Occupation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190681500
eISBN:
9780190681531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681500.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

The Introduction examines the changing historiography of Vichy and Occupied France, particularly since the 1970s, when historians challenged postwar French myths as they discovered newly accessible ... More


Severing the Ties of Empire

William E. Nelson

in E Pluribus Unum: How the Common Law Helped Unify and Liberate Colonial America, 1607-1776

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190880804
eISBN:
9780190882174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190880804.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines legal developments between the passage of the Declaratory Act and the outbreak of the American Revolution. It also examines various rebellions against colonial governments that ... More


Treason in Colonial Pennsylvania

Carlton F.W. Larson

in The Trials of Allegiance: Treason, Juries, and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190932749
eISBN:
9780190932770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932749.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, Cultural History

This chapter provides a summary of treason law in Pennsylvania from the founding of the colony by William Penn in 1682 through the outbreak of the War for Independence. After several halting starts, ... More


Rights and Constitutions: From Paxton’s Case to the Stamp Act

Mark Somos

in American States of Nature: The Origins of Independence, 1761-1775

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190462857
eISBN:
9780190462871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190462857.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines Otis’s speech in Paxton’s Case to understand why John Adams regarded it as the start of the American Revolution, and describes Otis’s speech as the inflection point when ... More


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