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John A. Grigg

in The Lives of David Brainerd: The Making of an American Evangelical Icon

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195372373
eISBN:
9780199870868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372373.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Brainerd's quest for effectiveness reached a large degree of fulfillment when a religious revival broke out among a community of Indians in northern New Jersey. As the revival continued, Brainerd ... More


Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live

John Copeland Nagle

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126297
eISBN:
9780300162912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126297.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This book shows how our reliance on environmental law affects the natural environment through an examination of five diverse places in the American landscape: Alaska's Adak Island; the Susquehanna ... More


River Enigma the Susquehanna River

John Copeland Nagle

in Law's Environment: How the Law Shapes the Places We Live

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300126297
eISBN:
9780300162912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300126297.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

This chapter focuses on the Susquehanna River, which is a river simultaneously famous and forgotten. Where some observers see shining beauty, others do not see much of anything. In 1899, a traveler ... More


Building Urban Spaces for the Interior Thomas Penn and the Colonization of Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania

Martin Brückner

in Early American Cartographies

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834695
eISBN:
9781469600802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838723_bruckner.14
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Governor James Hamilton's westward journey from Philadelphia and across the Susquehanna River into the colony's interior to visit the new town of Carlisle, a village he had ... More


The Risky Business of Flood Control: When Dams and Levees Put People at Risk

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses flood control policy, recounting how Frank Townend—who had been the civil defense director for Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, for over a decade when Hurricane Agnes ... More


Into the Future

Timothy W. Kneeland

in Playing Politics with Natural Disaster: Hurricane Agnes, the 1972 Election, and the Origins of FEMA

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748530
eISBN:
9781501748554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748530.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue highlights efforts to dissuade people from building or rebuilding in the vicinity of the Susquehanna River, as well as efforts to buy out private homes and businesses located in ... More


A Missionary among Native Americans

David Brainerd

in Early Evangelicalism: A Reader

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199916955
eISBN:
9780190258368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199916955.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents excerpts from David Brainerd's journal, written between June 19 and August 8, 1745. Brainerd matriculated at Yale in 1739, shortly after he had a conversion experience and ... More


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