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Making and Breaking the Revolutionary Covenant

John Saillant

in Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Support of the Federalist Party and opposition to the Democratic‐Republicans afforded Lemuel Haynes his first engagement with a public sphere beyond church congregations and revival audiences. He ... More


“AND YET THERE IS ROOM ”: The Religious Landscape of Newport

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/9780195304022.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The churches, meetinghouses, and synagogues where colonial Americans participated in religious life could be a source of political mobilization or a source of civic impasse. The political allegiances ... More


The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Jeffrey Einboden

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture maps the Middle Eastern interiors and interiority of New World authorship, tracing neglected genealogies of Islamic source reception from the ... More


The Most Interesting Man I Met: From Hot Springs, Arkansas, to Tuskegee, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Daniels's encounter with Victor C. Turner Sr., who worked for the Negro Cooperative Extension System of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Turner's biography as a ... More


Autobiography

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/9780198788997.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Chapter 11 outlines Franklin’s return to America in time to offer advice to the new government and plans for a new constitution. He also wrote his Autobiography in instalments over the last fifteen ... More


The Widow, the Missionary, and the Prostitute

Kyle B. Roberts

in Evangelical Gotham: Religion and the Making of New York City, 1783-1860

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226388144
eISBN:
9780226388281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226388281.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of evangelical activism in the generation following the American Revolution. New Yorkers depended on state-sponsored institutions, private associations, and ... More


Altogether Ignorant: Denying an Indigenous Provenance and Constructing Gothicism

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter trace the rise of scholarly misinterpretations of Dighton Rock in the eighteenth century in writings of Cotton Mather and Harvard professors Isaac Greenwood, John Winthrop, and Stephen ... More


Multiple Migrations: Esotericism, Beringia, and Native Americans as Tartar Hordes

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Esotericism enters the Dighton Rock debate through the French mythographer Antoine Court de Gébelin and Monde Primitif (1781), who believes it to be Phoenician. Ezra Stiles also favours the ... More


The New Queen of the Sciences and the New Republic

George M. Marsden

in The Soul of the American University Revisited: From Protestant to Postsecular

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780190073312
eISBN:
9780190073343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190073312.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, History of Christianity

In the eighteenth century Christian higher education faced several new challenges. Most notable is the Enlightenment. American schools generally incorporated moderate Enlightenment ideas into their ... More


“Written in fair Arabic Characters”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details Thomas Jefferson’s dealings with Ezra Stiles, President of Yale and New England’s leading intellectual. Stiles became Jefferson’s confidant in 1786. Meeting only a month before ... More


“I take Refuge with the Lord of Daybreak”

Jeffrey Einboden

in Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives: The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190844479
eISBN:
9780190063917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190844479.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details the events surrounding Ezra Stiles’ receipt of a letter on March 18, 1788 from Abiel Holmes, a young minister whom Stiles had sent south seven months before. From Georgia, Holmes ... More


The Law and a Christian Nation

Mark A. Noll

in America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780197623466
eISBN:
9780197623497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197623466.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The effort to ground American legal principles on the Bible, which was often taken for granted as an ideal goal in early national history, also soon floundered. The research of legal scholar Steven ... More


“Blessed be Allāh, Most Fair”: Ezra Stiles’ Arabic Revolutions

Jeffrey Einboden

in The Islamic Lineage of American Literary Culture: Muslim Sources from the Revolution to Reconstruction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199397808
eISBN:
9780199397822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199397808.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Ezra Stiles, early American diarist and president of Yale during the Revolution, was a foundational figure in U.S. education and historiography. His public profile and patriotism, however, shields ... More


The Letters

Karen Green (ed.)

in The Correspondence of Catharine Macaulay

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190934453
eISBN:
9780190934491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934453.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This edition offers 217 letters to and from Catharine Macaulay’s correspondents. Each correspondent is given a brief biographical introduction, including a short account of Macaulay’s relationship ... More


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