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Drowned in Sweetness: Integration and Exception in the New Deal Sugar Programs

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores the New Deal sugar programs that used marketing quotas and benefit payments to support mainland farmers and prevent radicalism at home and abroad. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Funerals and Politics

Ann Fairfax Withington

in Toward a More Perfect Union: Virtue and the Formation of American Republics

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195068351
eISBN:
9780199853984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195068351.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the political stance which drove the colonists to reform the customs of funerals and frugality. In 1764 and 1765, the British Parliament passed new legislation taxing American ... More


New Deal, New Empire: Neocolonial Divisions of Labor, Sugar Consumers, and the Limits of Reform

April Merleaux

in Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622514
eISBN:
9781469622538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622514.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter focuses on the debates over the political status of the island territories which took place through the New Deal sugar programs. Despite President Franklin D. Roosevelt's protest, ... More


Depression, War, Federal Legislation, Science, and Technology—1930 to 1969

C. Allan Jones and Robert V. Osgood

in From King Cane to the Last Sugar Mill: Agricultural Technology and the Making of Hawaii's Premier Crop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824840006
eISBN:
9780824868635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824840006.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

The decade of the 1930s began on a positive note, with the industry producing its first million-ton sugar yield. However, The Great Depression, the federal sugar legislation, and World War II ... More


Grenville’s Innovation

Richard Archer

in As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Sugar Act, a revenue-raising piece of legislation proposed by Prime Minister George Grenville and passed by the Parliament of Great Britain on April 5, 1764, and its impact ... More


An Essential Ingredient in American Independence

Andrew F. Smith

in Drinking History: Fifteen Turning Points in the Making of American Beverages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151177
eISBN:
9780231530996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151177.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes events leading up to Britain’s passage of the Sugar Act in 1764, which imposed duties on North American imports of molasses, a key ingredient in the production of rum by New ... More


On the Brink

Richard Archer

in As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter focuses on the Stamp Act, a piece of legislation passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1765 to impose a direct tax on British colonies. It examines how the colonies' challenges to ... More


As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Richard Archer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the dramatic period leading to the American Revolution, no event did more to foment patriotic sentiment among colonists than the armed occupation of Boston by British soldiers. This book presents ... More


An Accommodation of Sorts

Richard Archer

in As If an Enemy's Country: The British Occupation of Boston and the Origins of Revolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199895779
eISBN:
9780190254551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199895779.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines Boston's reaction to two pieces of legislation passed by the Parliament of Great Britain in 1766 to repeal the Stamp Act. It first considers William Pitt's call for the repeal ... More


Hannah Griffitts (1727–1817)

Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks, and Caroline Wigginton (eds)

in Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199743483
eISBN:
9780190252830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199743483.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature, Women's Literature

Hannah Griffitts belonged to a network of women writers centered on Philadelphia during the eighteenth century. As a Quaker, she was raised in a tradition of gender egalitarianism. In 1768, Griffitts ... More


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