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Select Men of Sober and Industrious Habits: Alcohol Reform and Social Conflict during the Late Antebellum Period

Bruce E. Stewart

in Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The temperance movement in western North Carolina began taking root in the 1830s when a growing number of highlanders felt that alcohol impeded the region's economic and moral potential. However, ... More


“This Country Improves in Cultivation, Wickedness, Mills, and Still”: Distilling and Drinking during the Antebellum Period

Bruce E. Stewart

in Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813130002
eISBN:
9780813135670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813130002.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the antebellum period, alcohol manufacturing was a thriving industry in Appalachian North Carolina and liquor distillers were well-respected members of a community that enjoyed drinking ... More


“Let the Cowards Vote as They Will, I’m for Prohibition Still”: Prohibition and the Southern Cult of Honor

Joe L. Coker

in Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The concept of honor that was deeply ingrained in southern culture during the antebellum period tolerated and even encouraged men to engage in such activities as gambling, drinking, and ... More


When the Slaves Got Sick: Antebellum Medical Practice

Gretchen Long

in Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835838
eISBN:
9781469601472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837399_long.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the role of health and medicine in slavery and the abolition movement. During the antebellum period, African American slaves took actions to preserve their own health despite ... More


Liquor in the Land of the Lost Cause: Southern White Evangelicals and the Prohibition Movement

Joe L. Coker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124711
eISBN:
9780813134727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124711.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The temperance movement first appeared in America in the 1820s as an outgrowth of the same evangelical fervor that fostered a wide range of reform campaigns. Like many of these movements, temperance ... More


Sacredness of Obligations: Debt in Antebellum North Carolina

David Silkenat

in Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834602
eISBN:
9781469603353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877951_silkenat.14
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the significant social stigma of indebtedness for white North Carolinians during the antebellum period. Debt functioned as a fundamental threat to an individual's independence ... More


Deferring Crisis

Erin Stewart Mauldin

in Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190865177
eISBN:
9780190865207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865177.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the ecological regime of slavery and the land-use practices employed by farmers across the antebellum South. Despite the diverse ecologies and crop regimes of the region, most ... More


Exodus: Israelite Deliverance and Antebellum Hope

Herbert Robinson Marbury

in Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter recounts the antebellum period, describing the political and social contexts of two African American interpreters: Absalom Jones and David Walker. In 1808, Absalom Jones delivered his ... More


Pillars of Cloud and Fire: The Politics of Exodus in African American Biblical Interpretation

Herbert Robinson Marbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479835966
eISBN:
9781479875030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479835966.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At the birth of the United States, African Americans were excluded from the newly formed Republic and its churches, which saw them as savage rather than citizen and as heathen rather than Christian. ... More


The Lowcountry

Steve Estes

in Charleston In Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469622323
eISBN:
9781469624921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622323.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter contains a brief history of Charleston, sketching a portrait of the city as being simultaneously blessed and cursed, beginning from its early days as a Carolina colony. The Lowcountry ... More


Faith Transformed: Religion and American Politics from FDR to George W. Bush

Lyman Kellstedt, John Green, Corwin Smidt, and James Guth

in Religion and American Politics: From the Colonial Period to the Present

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195317145
eISBN:
9780199851386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195317145.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter provides a magisterial summary of voting behavior and religious allegiance since the Great Depression. Its authors have pioneered in specifying connections between political and ... More


Making Race in the Courtroom: The Legal Construction of Three Races in Early New Orleans

Kenneth R. Aslakson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724316
eISBN:
9780814724972
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724316.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

No American city's history better illustrates both the possibilities for alternative racial models and the role of the law in shaping racial identity than New Orleans, Louisiana, which prior to the ... More


Mutiny, Midshipmen, and the Middle Class

William P. Leeman

in The Long Road to Annapolis: The Founding of the Naval Academy and the Emerging American Republic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833834
eISBN:
9781469604039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895825_leeman.11
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter illustrates how Americans had debated the naval academy question in the halls of Congress, in the wardrooms of navy ships, and on the pages of newspapers and magazines. Although some ... More


Conclusion: Trajectories and Trade-offs

Andrea L. Turpin

in A New Moral Vision: Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704789
eISBN:
9781501706325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704789.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter asserts that the United States has changed significantly since the 1830s, when American women first entered collegiate education. Both the antebellum period and the late ... More


The Intimate Civic: The Disturbance of the Quotidian

Lindon Barrett

Justin A. Joyce, Dwight A. Mcbride, and John Carlos Rowe (eds)

in Racial Blackness and the Discontinuity of Western Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038006
eISBN:
9780252095290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038006.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter turns to the personal and in some cases domestic issues facing African Americans in the antebellum period. Turning from Douglass's classic 1845 Narrative to Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in ... More


“A Long and Mighty Race of Heroic Men”: Remembering the Pioneers and American Nation-Building

Simon Wendt

in The Daughters of the American Revolution and Patriotic Memory in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780813066608
eISBN:
9780813058757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066608.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter scrutinizes the efforts of the DAR in the Midwest and West to commemorate western expansion during the antebellum period. It reveals that the organization used the memory of Western ... More


1829: Writing State v. Mann

in A Community Built on Words: The Constitution in History and Politics

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226677231
eISBN:
9780226677224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677224.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Next to the infamous Dred Scott case, State v. Mann is probably the best known American judicial decision involving the institution of slavery. The decision's prominence during the antebellum period ... More


Redemption Songs: Suing for Freedom before Dred Scott

Lea VanderVelde

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199927296
eISBN:
9780190252670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199927296.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Dred Scott case is the most notorious example of slaves suing for freedom. Most examinations of the case focus on its notorious verdict, and the repercussions that the decision set off—especially ... More


Oaths and Codes of Medical Police and Ethics, 1806–1846

Robert Baker

in Before Bioethics: A History of American Medical Ethics from the Colonial Period to the Bioethics Revolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199774111
eISBN:
9780199369508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774111.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses the challenges faced by American medical societies in the antebellum period, including their attempts to develop common standards of practice, differentiate between legitimate ... More


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