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Prophetic Authority: Democratic Hierarchy and the Mormon Priesthood

Michael Hubbard MacKay

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043017
eISBN:
9780252051876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043017.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This book is about how Joseph Smith established religious authority and a long-lasting, complex priesthood structure. The thesis of this book builds on three scholars’ major ideas about religious ... More


The Shifting Logics of Historical Fiction

Thomas Koenigs

in Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691188942
eISBN:
9780691219820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188942.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter evaluates how the antebellum period sees the widespread acceptance of fiction as an important branch of American letters and the increasing ascendance of an understanding of fiction ... More


Hoaxing in an Age of Novels

Thomas Koenigs

in Founded in Fiction: The Uses of Fiction in the Early United States

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780691188942
eISBN:
9780691219820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188942.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses how modern scholarship's tendency to treat most fabricated narratives as self-evidently fictional novels has obscured how Jacksonian writers, such as Edgar Allan Poe and Robert ... More


Financial Fraud and Guerrilla Violence in Missouri's Civil War, 1861-1865

Mark W. Geiger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300151510
eISBN:
9780300151527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300151510.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book explores a previously unknown financial conspiracy at the start of the American Civil War, focusing on events that happened in Missouri prior to financial conspiracy. It also discusses the ... More


Introduction

Jerome Tharaud

in Apocalyptic Geographies: Religion, Media, and the American Landscape

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780691200101
eISBN:
9780691203263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691200101.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides a background on the relationship of religious media and the landscape in the antebellum United States in order to rethink the meaning of space in American culture. It traverses ... More


Introduction: Traveling Slaves and the Geopolitics of Freedom

Edlie L. Wong

in Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter presents the critically and historically embedded understanding of the freedom celebrated in the literary and cultural histories of transatlantic abolitionism. Literary and ... More


Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Emily Ogden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book offers a history of mesmerism, or animal magnetism, in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) United States. Imported from the plantations of the French Antilles by founder Charles Poyen, ... More


Sex, Honor, and Human Consumption

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter analyzes literal and symbolic examples of human consumption in the antebellum United States. It begins with a discussion of the Essex affair, which involved the consumption of four black ... More


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