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Everyday Constitutionalism in a Nation of Joiners

Kevin Butterfield

in The Making of Tocqueville'S America: Law and Association in the Early United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297088
eISBN:
9780226297118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297118.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter will examine the ordinary experiences of membership and association over the first three decades of the nineteenth century. This chapter will emphasize some of the ways that many ... More


The man of grass: agricultural improvement and public opinion

Allan Blackstock

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

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085185
eISBN:
9781781705001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085185.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This central chapter considers the main focus of Richardson's activity: his campaign for acceptance of Irish fiorin grass as an agent of agricultural improvement in Britain and beyond. It is argued ... More


Agreement, Institutions, and Opportunities, 1936–39

David E. Mills

in Dividing the Nile: Egypt's Economic Nationalists in the Sudan 1918-56

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166389
eISBN:
9781617975882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166389.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Coinciding roughly with negotiations leading to the 1936 Anglo–Egyptian Treaty, Egyptian nationalists established a variety of administrative positions or practices designed specifically to improve ... More


Fenimore Farm

Wayne Franklin

in James Fenimore Cooper: The Early Years

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108057
eISBN:
9780300135008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108057.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines James Fenimore Cooper's establishment of the Fenimore Farm in Otsego, New York. It explains that Cooper established his sheep farm on the sixty-five acre land and discusses the ... More


Shame and Shaming in Premodern Societies

Peter N. Stearns

in Shame: A Brief History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041402
eISBN:
9780252050008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041402.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

This chapter stresses the ubiquity of shame and shaming in premodern societies, with illustrations ranging from philosophical considerations (Confucius, the Greeks) to social rituals like the public ... More


Agricultural First Offerings

Theodora Suk Fong Jim

in Sharing with the Gods: Aparchai and Dekatai in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198706823
eISBN:
9780191778506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706823.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines agricultural festivals and other occasions when the Greeks would present the first-fruits of the land’s produce to the gods. It questions the claim, going back to Frazer and ... More


The Underworlds

Jerrold E. Levy

in In the Beginning: The Navajo Genesis

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520211285
eISBN:
9780520920576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520211285.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Like the creation myths of many of the New World's agricultural societies, the Navajo creation myth describes an emergence of all life from within the earth. In common with the myths of the Pueblos ... More


The White Man’s Burden, Soil Erosion, and the Origins of Green Capitalism

Hannah Holleman

in Dust Bowls of Empire: Imperialism, Environmental Politics, and the Injustice of "Green" Capitalism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300230208
eISBN:
9780300240887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300230208.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter presents evidence that knowledge of both the dangers presented by soil erosion and the means to successfully address it exist deep in the memory and experience of agricultural societies ... More


Recession

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

in Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the impact of economic recession on the wartime grain trade on the Eastern Shore in general and on rural free African Americans in particular. It first considers the response of ... More


The Status of Foods

Massimo Montanari

in Let the Meatballs Rest: And Other Stories About Food and Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157339
eISBN:
9780231527880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157339.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter discusses society's culinary shift from hunter to peasant, and the ways in which an agricultural society has come to define larger historical, political, and cultural dimensions; such as ... More


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