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Consciousness of FBI Ghostreading Fills a Deep and Characteristic Vein of African American Literature

William J. Maxwell

in F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691130200
eISBN:
9781400852062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691130200.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This part argues that Afro-modernist literature “pre-responded” to FBI inspection, internalizing the likelihood of Bureau ghostreading and publicizing its implications with growing bluntness and ... More


Many Mormonisms: the east

Terryl L. Givens and Matthew J. Grow

in Parley P. Pratt: The Apostle Paul of Mormonism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195375732
eISBN:
9780199918300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375732.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Following the mob murder of Joseph Smith in June 1844, Mormonism splintered over issues of succession. Against the claims of Smith’s former counselor Sidney Rigdon and charismatic recent convert ... More


Introduction

Nathan MacDonald

in Not Bread Alone: The Uses of Food in the Old Testament

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546527
eISBN:
9780191720215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546527.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

With the exception of sacrifice and the food laws, the subject of food has been almost universally overlooked by Old Testament scholars. Yet food appears on almost every page of the Old Testament and ... More


My Best Achievement: June 15, 1864

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter provides a detailed account of military events on June 15, 1864 east of Petersburg. Elements of the Army of the James skirmished with Confederate forces in the morning at Baylor’s Farm, ... More


The Short, Swift Time of Gods on Earth: The Hohokam Chronicles

Donald Bahr, Juan Smith, and William Smith Allison

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520084674
eISBN:
9780520914568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520084674.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the spring of 1935, at Snaketown, Arizona, two Pima Indians recounted and translated their entire traditional creation narrative. Juan Smith, reputedly the last tribesman with extensive knowledge ... More


Looking Forward

Jocelyn Paul Betts

in Time Travelers: Victorian Encounters with Time and History

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226676654
eISBN:
9780226676821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676821.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Through the works of the philosopher William Henry Smith, especially his 1857 book Thorndale: Or, the Conflict of Opinions, this chapter explores the complexity of Victorian ideas of progress, and ... More


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


In re the Legal System

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter explores the strategies of legal actors and the perceptions of high profile cases in the U.S. and analyzes the consequences of legal cases becoming conflated with social causes in ... More


More on the Press: Journalistic Divides

Lynn S. Chancer

in High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the media coverage of several high profile cases in the U.S. including the cases of William Kennedy Smith, Mike Tyson, and O.J. Simpson. It suggests that while many journalists ... More


Strangled in Dust and Scorched in the Sun: Army Operations, Late June to Mid-July

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

From late June to mid-July 1864, the period between Grant’s Second and Third Petersburg Offensives, soldiers on both sides experienced hardships caused by drought and deluge, enervating heat, and ... More


“The Same Heavenly Messenger Delivered Them Up To Me”: Joseph and the Plates: September–December 1827

Larry E. Morris

in A Documentary History of the Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190699093
eISBN:
9780190699123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190699093.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Religious Studies

Joseph Knight and Josiah Stowell visited the Smith family on September 20, 1827. Two days later, Joseph and his wife, Emma Smith, rode in a wagon to the Hill Cumorah, and Joseph obtained the gold ... More


High-Profile Crimes: When Legal Cases Become Social Causes

Lynn S. Chancer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226101125
eISBN:
9780226101132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101132.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This book starts by considering the following: O. J. Simpson, the Central Park jogger, Bensonhurst, William Kennedy Smith, and Rodney King. These names mean more than crimes and criminals, more than ... 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


Maps and Legends

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The geological map was a form that could offer critical information on the structure of the land, such as the presence of coal, minerals, and building materials from deep within the earth's crust. In ... More


Our Hearts Were Filled with New Hope: Movement to Combat

A. Wilson Greene

in Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469638577
eISBN:
9781469638591
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638577.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter chronicles the complex movement of the Union army from its Cold Harbor trenches outside of Richmond to and across the James River. Federal engineers constructed a massive pontoon bridge ... More


The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Stephanie Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Americans in the World War II era bought the novels of African American writers in unprecedented numbers. However, the names on the books lining shelves and filling barracks trunks were not the ... More


Landmark Status: 1954–1989

Todd Decker

in Show Boat: Performing Race in an American Musical

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199759378
eISBN:
9780199979554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759378.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Show Boat entered the American opera house in 1954 and has slowly solidified its position as appropriate for the opera stage during a period when racial stereotypes on the ... More


The Question Answered

in Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter, which focuses on the end of Royall Tyler Jr.'s courtship and Nabby Adams' marriage to Colonel William Smith, describes the exchange of letters between Tyler and Adams showing that the ... More


Terrestrial Timepieces

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0002
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter expands upon the potential of rocks and geology in measuring time in prehistory. In particular, the relative age of stratified sedimentary rocks could be determined from the order of ... More


William Gardner Smith and the Cosmopolitan War Novel

Stephanie Brown

in The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on William Gardner Smith, an African American writer who did not expect to write protest fiction at all. Like other young African American writers of the period, he resisted the ... More


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