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Liberty and Conscience: A Documentary History of Conscientious Objectors in America through the Civil War

Peter Brock (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151220
eISBN:
9780199870424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151224.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

While conscientious objection in the twentieth century has been well documented, there has been surprisingly little study of its long history in America's early conflicts, defined as these have been ... More


The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The four-volume series of which this book is the first volume shows how the legal systems of Britain's thirteen North American colonies, which were initially established in response to divergent ... More


The United States, Western Europe, and Out‐of‐Area Disputes, 1945–1975

Geir Lundestad

in The United States and Western Europe Since 1945: From "Empire" by Invitation to Transatlantic Drift

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266685
eISBN:
9780191601057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266689.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The US and the Western European countries certainly had their differences over various European questions, but all debate took place against the background of a Soviet threat that disturbed the ... More


Calvin and the Social Order in Early America: Moral Ideals and Transatlantic Empire

Mark Valeri

in John Calvin's American Legacy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390971
eISBN:
9780199777099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390971.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter explores the mixed history of Calvin’s influence on economic mores and practices in early America. It retraces Calvin’s ideal for economic discipline over the emergent market in Geneva. ... More


Citizen Soldiers

Abigail A. Kohn

in Shooters: Myths and Realities of America's Gun Cultures

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195150513
eISBN:
9780199944095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195150513.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Sport and Leisure

This chapter examines the history of gun ownership and gun control in the U.S. It explains that in colonial America and during the early republican period, citizens were required by the colonial ... More


The Emergence of Unchurched Traditions

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In colonial America, only 15% of the population belonged to a church. The majority was nonetheless spiritual at a personal level, but fashioned their personal beliefs by drawing upon a variety of ... More


The Era of the Great Awakenings in Colonial America (1720–75)

Robert T. Handy

in A History of the Churches in the United States and Canada

Published in print:
1976
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269106
eISBN:
9780191683572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269106.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

The Great Awakenings were dramatic and formative events in the history of Christianity in the thirteen English colonies which were to become the United States. These happenings, which began in the ... More


Introduction

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Introduction outlines the primary thesis of this book—that prior to 1660 the Chesapeake and New England came into being as strikingly different places and that the law in force in each both ... More


Classifying Colonial Subjects

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 describes how Spanish and Portuguese imperial states classified their subjects in colonial Latin America. Ethnoracial classification was central to the extractive aims of the Spanish and ... More


The Literary Culture of Colonial America: Theology and Aesthetics

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the role of aesthetics and theology in the literary culture of colonial America. It explains that the term America first came into general use through transatlantic dialogues in ... More


Violence, Competition, and Exchange in the Early Colonial Era

Cameron B. Strang

in Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines natural knowledge among natives and newcomers from the 1500s to the mid-1700s. It suggests that European-Indian encounters generated new knowledge, patronage relationships, and ... More


Beyond Finisterre

Allyson M. Poska

in Women and Authority in Early Modern Spain: The Peasants of Galicia

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199265312
eISBN:
9780191708763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265312.003.07
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter discusses the ways in which Galicia may not have been unique in the early modern Spanish and Latin American context, and the implications of this analysis for our understanding of gender ... More


Social Regulation and Transatlantic Accumulation

Jordana Rosenberg

in Critical Enthusiasm: Capital Accumulation and the Transformation of Religious Passion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199764266
eISBN:
9780199895359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764266.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society

Chapter Three builds on critical accounts of race and capitalism to argue for the influential force of colonial contexts on British moral philosophy. Though much transatlantic work has tracked the ... More


Religion and American Disestablishment

Nicholas P. Miller

in The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199858361
eISBN:
9780199949724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858361.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter gives an overview of the religious character of the American colonies, looking primarily at the groupings of New England, the Middle Colonies, and the South. It gives an overview of the ... More


Science, Medicine, and Technology in Colonial Spanish America: New Interpretations, New Approaches

David Goodman

in Science in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires, 1500-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753586
eISBN:
9780804776332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753586.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses a surge of publication on science, medicine, and technology that occurred in colonial Spanish America. It argues that empirical studies of these publications resulted in new ... More


Ending with a Whimper, Not a Bang: The Relationship between Atlantic History and the Study of the Nineteenth-Century South

Trevor Burnard

in The American South and the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044378
eISBN:
9780813046471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044378.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This historiographical chapter argues that, for all its many achievements, Atlantic History’s early modern fixation has exacerbated an unhelpful division between American colonial historians, who ... More


Women in Early America

Thomas A. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This collection of essays tells the fascinating stories of the myriad women who shaped the early modern North American world from the colonial era through the first years of the republic. In relating ... More


Introduction

Brianna Leavitt-Alcántara

in Alone at the Altar: Single Women and Devotion in Guatemala, 1670-1870

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503603684
eISBN:
9781503604391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503603684.003.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter introduces the book’s methodology, arguments, and scholarly significance. Most works on women and early modern religion focus on nuns, holy women, or religious “deviants,” and emphasize ... More


Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Cameron B. Strang

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469640471
eISBN:
9781469640495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640471.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Frontiers of Science takes American scientific thought and discoveries away from the learned societies, museums, and teaching halls of the Northeast and puts the production of knowledge about the ... More


Disease and Discrimination: Poverty and Pestilence in Colonial Atlantic America

Dale L. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062693
eISBN:
9780813051789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062693.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This book is a series of narratives about the changing landscapes of America—not only the natural landscapes, but the social, political, and economic landscapes—and how they all contributed to the ... More


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