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 George Washington and Providential Agency

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although the religious convictions and practices of many presidents have been ignored, Washington’s have been closely scrutinized and endlessly debated. Some authors have portrayed the Virginian as ... More


Heroes and Paupers

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

With a focus on early representations of the Boston Massacre and the Battle of Bunker Hill, this chapter argues that the individuals publicly honored as heroes of the Revolutionary War in the period ... More


Fugitives and Soldiers

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how black Bay Staters in the 1850s strove to claim “manhood” and “citizenship” by representing themselves and their ancestors as agents in history. This endeavor was especially ... More


Benjamin Franklin

Edwin S. Gaustad

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305357
eISBN:
9780199850662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305357.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The tenth and youngest son of a poor Boston soapmaker, Benjamin Franklin would rise to become, in Thomas Jefferson's words, “the greatest man and ornament of his age”. This book offers a portrait of ... More


One Revolution

John Wigger

in American Saint Francis Asbury and the Methodists

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195387803
eISBN:
9780199866410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387803.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

As the Revolutionary War approached, John Wesley published pamphlets, beginning with A Calm Address to Our American Colonies, against the American cause. The other British preachers mostly sided with ... More


EPILOGUE: The Forgotten City

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the Revolutionary War, the largest American cities played host to major military engagements. From the American standpoint, the physical characteristics that rendered the cities ideal for ... More


 Prologue

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The prologue narrates both the formative years of Bentley's life before his call to the East Church in 1783 and also the history of that church before that date. Born the son of an artisan father in ... More


James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Wayne Franklin

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) invented the key forms of American fiction—the Western, the sea tale, and the Revolutionary War romance. Furthermore, Cooper turned novel writing from a polite ... More


History of POW Treatment in the United States: From the Revolutionary War to the Korean War

Elizabeth Grimm Arsenault

in How the Gloves Came Off: Lawyers, Policy Makers, and Norms in the Debate on Torture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180788
eISBN:
9780231543255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180788.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter details the history of U.S. POW treatment from the Revolutionary War through the Korean War to demonstrate the consistent importance bestowed upon the use of humane methods. Particular ... More


Britains Soldiers: Rethinking War and Society, 1715-1815

Kevin Linch and Matthew McCormack (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781846319556
eISBN:
9781781387160
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319556.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The British soldier was a fascinating and complex figure in the century between the Hanoverian accession and the Battle of Waterloo. The ‘war and society’ approach has shed much light on Britain's ... More


Retrieved Relics and New Monuments: Lafayette in Yorktown

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter illustrates how the slow pace of monument building, and perhaps even the neglect of Revolutionary War battlefields, indicates Americans’ hesitancy to commemorate their past and their ... More


“A Struggle With Death”: The Twenty Years’ War, 1775–1795

Sami Lakomäki

in Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300180619
eISBN:
9780300182316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180619.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the American Revolution and the early decades of US state-making from Shawnee perspective. For the Shawnees and their Indian neighbors the Revolutionary War formed the first ... More


Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Thomas A. Chambers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Even in the midst of the Civil War, its battlefields were being dedicated as hallowed ground. Today, those sites are among the most visited places in the United States. In contrast, the battlegrounds ... More


Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence

Ken Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450556
eISBN:
9780801454943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450556.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the Revolutionary War, American ... More


The Idea of America

Lindsey Flewelling

in Two Irelands Beyond the Sea: Ulster Unionism and America, 1880-1920

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940452
eISBN:
9781789629361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940452.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The United States played a significant role in unionist political thought and rhetoric throughout the Home Rule era. Ulster unionists used American examples to emphasize the need to maintain unity ... More


Slavery in American Foreign Relations

Don E. Fehrenbacher and Ward M. McAfee

in The Slaveholding Republic: An Account of the United States Government's Relations to Slavery

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158052
eISBN:
9780199849475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158052.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chattel slavery in a nation explicitly dedicated to human freedom was a heritage both paradoxical and dangerous for the new United States of 1776. The domestic consequences of that heritage became ... More


Accidental Tourists: The Bonefields of Braddock’s Defeat and Ticonderoga

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter considers the act of trconstructing memories at Braddock’s Field and Ticonderoga. After the historic 1755 battle on Braddock’s Field early on in the Seven Years’ War, the site of the ... More


Memory without Tourism: Traces of the Southern Campaigns

Thomas A. Chambers

in Memories of War: Visiting Battlegrounds and Bonefields in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448676
eISBN:
9780801465673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448676.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the limited interactions with Southern Revolutionary War battlefields that Americans experienced, as well as the relative indifference many held toward those places. With ... More


The Last Puritans: Mainline Protestants and the Power of the Past

Margaret Bendroth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624006
eISBN:
9781469624020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624006.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Congregationalists, the oldest group of American Protestants, are the heirs of New England's first founders. While they were key characters in the story of early American history, from Plymouth Rock ... More


‘Militant Here in Earth’

F. C. MATHER

in High Church Prophet: Bishop Samuel Horsley (1733–1806) and the Caroline Tradition in the Later Georgian Church

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202271
eISBN:
9780191675263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202271.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars shifted the balance of parties and groupings in the English Church. They worked in favour of those that assigned to Providence a major concern with the ... More


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