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The Incomes of the Clergy

David Albert Jones

in The Clerical Profession in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1680-1840

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199213009
eISBN:
9780191707179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213009.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter investigates evidence for the level of clergy incomes, and compares the results with evidence for the income-levels of other professional groups. Attention is paid to the evidence for ... More


A “Nest of Abolitionists”: Antislavery Goals and Southern Identities

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines Quaker antislavery after 1830, arguing that Friends' activism was constrained by the white community's growing intolerance of dissent and by Friends' economic and cultural ... More


Bending Reality with Large Strawberries

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The introduction begins by exploring the culture of ‘agricultural giants,’ enormous, precisely-measured animals and plants. These giants were products of a massive, transatlantic culture of ... More


The “Worldly Cares and Business” of Friends

A. Glenn Crothers

in Quakers Living in the Lion's Mouth: The Society of Friends in Northern Virginia, 1730-1865

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039732
eISBN:
9780813043142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039732.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 3 explores the way in which Quaker business ethics and success, and Friends' economic contributions to the regional economy, their civic concerns, and social respectability enabled them ... More


Rival Ecologies of Global Commerce

Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

in Enlightenment's Frontier: The Scottish Highlands and the Origins of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162547
eISBN:
9780300163742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162547.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses Adam Smith's views on environment and natural history, and particularly on agricultural improvement, which helped in the creation of a liberal ecology of global commerce. It is ... More


Capitalist Aristocracy

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 1 examines the first phase of improvement in New York: a project of New York’s class of large landlords and developers. It argues that, far from longing for a lost feudalism, landlords ... More


Science, politics and society in early nineteenth-century Ireland: The Reverend William Richardson

Allan Blackstock

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085185
eISBN:
9781781705001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085185.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

I love controversy’ claimed the Reverend William Richardson (1740–1820). Though a rural Irish rector, Richardson was a clerical polymath with wide-ranging interests in botany and geology who had ... More


Inheritance (1750–66)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

After outlining the history of the Buccleuch estates and the background to the Duke’s inheritance, this chapter focuses on the management of his estates during his long minority, from 1751-1767. The ... More


Building the Moral Society: Farms, Forests, and Parks

Mark R. Stoll

in Inherit the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190230869
eISBN:
9780190230890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190230869.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Religion and Literature

In the nineteenth century, the ideal New England town with its Congregational church attained its classic form. It served for several generations of New Englanders as a model for the rapidly ... More


A Breed in Any Other Place

Rebecca J. H. Woods

in The Herds Shot Round the World: Native Breeds and the British Empire, c. 1800-1900

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634661
eISBN:
9781469634678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634661.003.0002
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter explores “native” British breeds within the context of agricultural improvement at the turn of the nineteenth century, arguing that the idea of a native breed arose at the same time and ... More


Works in Progress

Anya Zilberstein

in A Temperate Empire: Making Climate Change in Early America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190206598
eISBN:
9780190206628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190206598.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that learned elites’ optimism about climate amelioration in settler colonies cannot be adequately understood apart from their broader preoccupation with the aims, imperatives, and ... More


Experiments All for Worldly Gain

Emily Pawley

in The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

Chapter 3 explores the forms of experiment particular to agricultural improvement by looking at the genres of experimental writing. It examines the wider culture of experiment in the early republic ... More


Risk Response in Agriculture

Jeffrey LaFrance, Rulon Pope, and Jesse Tack

in The Intended and Unintended Effects of U.S. Agricultural and Biotechnology Policies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226988030
eISBN:
9780226988061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226988061.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter develops and analyzes a new structural model of variable input use, production, acreage allocations, capital investment, and consumption choices in the U.S. farm sector. The theoretical ... More


The Nature of the Future: Agriculture, Science, and Capitalism in the Antebellum North

Emily Pawley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226693835
eISBN:
9780226693972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226693972.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Nature of the Future examines a place and period of enormous agricultural vitality—antebellum New York State—and follows thousands of “improving agriculturists,” part of the largest, most ... More


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