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The Utopian Corporation

Kenneth Lipartito

in Constructing Corporate America: History, Politics, Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199251902
eISBN:
9780191719059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251902.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues for historians to explore the ‘elective affinity’ between communal and utopian societies of 19th-century America and the managerial corporation. It explores the ways that American ... More


“That is the last speech he will ever make”: The Antebellum Racial Alliances

Desmond S. King and Rogers M. Smith

in Still a House Divided: Race and Politics in Obama's America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142630
eISBN:
9781400839766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142630.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter discusses the formation of political alliances centered on differences over racial politics in antebellum America. Even before there was a Constitution, there were pro-slavery and ... More


Looking Backward and Westward: The “Indian Wilderness” in the Antebellum Era

Mark David Spence

in Dispossessing the Wilderness: Indian Removal and the Making of the National Parks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195142433
eISBN:
9780199848812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195142433.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter provides a clear understanding of early preservationist thinking and better recognition of the changing condition that reshaped American ideas about wilderness and Indians at ... More


The Wealth of the Plantations

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

The plantation system was at its height after the first quarter of the eighteenth century. It made British America wealthy and valuable within the British Empire. Slavery and colonization were ... More


The Antebellum Popular Discourse on Mechanization

Stephen P. Rice

in Minding the Machine: Languages of Class in Early Industrial America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227811
eISBN:
9780520926578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227811.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the popular discourse on mechanization in antebellum America. It explains that though the presence of machines in the workplace was by no means the dominant reality, the extent ... More


Introduction The Metaphysics of Secularism

in Secularism in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the history of secularism in antebellum American. This volume tells a story about the feelings, epistemic moves, and habits ... More


Racial and Class Frontiers: Lynching and Social Identity in Antebellum America

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter charts the emergence of racially motivated lynching in the antebellum United States. During the antebellum era, practices of collective murder took root on the cotton and resource ... More


Campus Prominence: Collegiate Literary Societies in Nineteenth-Century Lexington

Kolan Thomas Morelock

in Taking the Town: Collegiate and Community Culture in the Bluegrass, 1880-1917

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125046
eISBN:
9780813135113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125046.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The victory parade that followed the 1896 oratorical contest in the streets of Lexington served as a manifestation of one of the student group's oldest traditions. Even before the war, public ... More


Vigilantes, Criminal Justice, and Antebellum Cultural Conflict

Michael J. Pfeifer

in The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces, in the social and legal context of the southern, midwestern, and western frontiers, the lethal transition from the nondeadly collective violence (typically floggings) perpetrated ... More


Revolution and Reform: The Antebellum Jewish Abolitionists

Jayme A. Sokolow

in Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the Jews' opposition to slavery and their participation in antebellum America's most controversial reform: abolitionism. It first looks at two groups of Jews who migrated to ... More


Democratic America: The Ethos of Liberalism

Drew Maciag

in Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter looks at the prevailing intellectual perspectives on Edmund Burke in postrevolutionary America. Burke's impact was more directly felt during the turbulent era of the American Revolution, ... More


Publicity

David Haven Blake

in Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110173
eISBN:
9780300134810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110173.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the subject of publicity, a concept that had both a political and promotional meaning in antebellum America. It analyzes the works of Walt Whitman alongside the rise of ... More


The Roots of Rough Justice: Origins of American Lynching

Michael J. Pfeifer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036132
eISBN:
9780252093098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This deeply researched prequel to the author's 2006 study Rough Justice: Lynching and American Society, 1874–1947, analyzes the foundations of lynching in American social history. Scrutinizing the ... More


A Short Biography of Lewis Henry Morgan with Curious Asides on the Affect of Spirituality & the Emergence of Anthropological Comprehension

in Secularism in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the life of Lewis Henry Morgan in the context of secularism in antebellum America. It explains that Morgan's intersected with evangelical revivalism and séance spiritualism and ... More


Epilogue What Do I Love When I Love My Machine?

in Secularism in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226533230
eISBN:
9780226533254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226533254.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter focuses on the question of agency in the context of secularism in antebellum American. It analyzes engagement with machines as depicted in the lives of Captain Ahab and John Murray Spear ... More


A Narrative of the Adventures and Escape of Moses Roper, from American Slavery

Moses Roper

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807869659
eISBN:
9781469602912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869666_roper
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book can be read as an extended autobiographical meditation on the meaning of race in antebellum America. First published in England, the text documents the life of Moses Roper, beginning with ... More


Cultural Meanings of Gardening

Myra B. Young Armstead

in Freedom's Gardener: James F. Brown, Horticulture, and the Hudson Valley in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814705100
eISBN:
9780814707920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814705100.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

In early and antebellum America, gardening was more than an application of science to fruit, vegetable, and flower cultivation. It was a way to affirm male hegemony, one's social class, civic virtue, ... More


South Carolina Volunteers in the Second Seminole War: A Nullifier Debacle as Prelude to the Palmetto State Gubernatorial Election of 1836

James M. Denham and Canter Brown

in America's Hundred Years' War: U.S. Expansion to the Gulf Coast and the Fate of the Seminole, 17631858

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035253
eISBN:
9780813039121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035253.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how another major political and constitutional crisis in Antebellum America—the Nullification Crisis—involved the long conflict between the United States and the Seminole. ... More


“All Is Violence”:: Mutiny and Revolt as Labor Negotiation

Matthew Taylor Raffety

in The Republic Afloat: Law, Honor, and Citizenship in Maritime America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226924007
eISBN:
9780226924014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924014.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Prior to the Civil War, merchant vessels were a precarious and dangerous workplace for seamen in antebellum America. The dangers came not only from seafaring itself—harsh weather, hazardous waters, ... More


On the Edge of the Volcano: The Last Days of Pompeii in the Early American Republic

Margaret Malamud

in Pompeii in the Public Imagination from its Rediscovery to Today

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199569366
eISBN:
9780191808265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199569366.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton' novels were widely read and admired in nineteenth-century antebellum America. In fact, his 1834 religious romance The Last Days of Pompeii was one of the most ... More


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