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Colden’s Ordeal

John M. Dixon

in The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how Cadwallader Colden's intellectual ambitions became targets for ridicule by his opponents. It considers Colden's dispute with New York's second generation of ... More


The Founding Fathers’ Own Views on Religion

Matthew L. Harris and Thomas S. Kidd

in The Founding Fathers and the Debate over Religion in Revolutionary America: A History in Documents

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195326499
eISBN:
9780199918188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326499.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents documents on the religious views of the following: Thomas Jefferson, 1787, 1803; John Adams, 1810, 1813; Benjamin Franklin, 1771, 1790; Thomas Paine, 1776; Patrick Henry, 1796; ... More


“The Best Mart on the Continent”: The 1750s and 1760s

Clifton Hood

in In Pursuit of Privilege: A History of New York City's Upper Class and the Making of a Metropolis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231172165
eISBN:
9780231542951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172165.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 concentrates on the 1750s and early 1760s when New York City was a minor seaport and provincial capital within an Atlantic economy of empires and trading. In a colonial seaport whose life’s ... More


‘The Patron of Mankind’: Geopolitics and Colonial Nationalism

D.H. Robinson

in The Idea of Europe and the Origins of the American Revolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862925
eISBN:
9780191895432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862925.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century, History of Ideas

This chapter looks at the impact of geopolitical thinking on colonial conceptions of nationality. Paying particular attention to the influential parties that gathered around the Livingston family in ... 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


“My Dear Countrymen Rouse Yourselves”

Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer

in The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726071
eISBN:
9781501726088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726071.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By 1774, events were pushing the lawyers to take sides whose lines of division could not be crossed. Nor could even the best connected of lawyers straddle these lines. One had to choose. Still, the ... More


Weakening the Bonds 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/9780190880804.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Patterns of compromise and respect for colonial and imperial government concerns began to fray in the mid-1730s, thereby weakening the bonds of empire. A major event was the widely published Zenger ... More


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