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A Gardening Career

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/9780814705100.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter details how James F. Brown moved up the proverbial occupational ladder as he worked his way from the bottom to the top with increasingly skilled labor. Shortly after arriving in New ... More


The State Wields its Power

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the areas in which the state wielded its power, asserting authority across the realm to accomplish tasks essential to imperial control: taxation, mobilization of human and ... More


Co-optation: Creating an Elite

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter explores the structures of Russian society, arguing that rather than pyramids of social hierarchy, concentric circles of access to and distance from the ruler are an apt analogy of this ... More


Surveillance and Control in Imperial Expansion

Nancy Shields Kollmann

in The Russian Empire 1450-1801

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199280513
eISBN:
9780191822803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280513.003.0018
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter continues Chapter 7’s theme of the state’s wielding empire-wide power. Forcible population movement continued, mapping of the realm intensified, and regular censuses of the taxpaying ... More


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