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Britain and America in 1773

Peter D.G. Thomas

in Tea Party to Independence: The Third Phase of the American Revolution 1773-1776

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201427
eISBN:
9780191674877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201427.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Benjamin Franklin's comment of July 7, 1773, made when he was still in London, showed little anticipation of the dramatic events of the next three years; and yet there is a hint of how British ... More


Staying Wild

David Chidester

in Wild Religion: Tracking the Sacred in South Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273078
eISBN:
9780520951570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273078.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter argues that African religion is a wild arena producing new forms of sacredness. Historian Paul Landau argued that indigenous African religion was a product of colonial crisis and ... More


The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More


Governing the Diet in Victorian Institutions

Tom Scott-Smith

in On an Empty Stomach: Two Hundred Years of Hunger Relief

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748653
eISBN:
9781501748677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748653.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter shows how modern nutritional science was put to the service of government and used to shape human conduct in institutions such as workhouses, schools, and industrial canteens. In this ... More


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