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Timing Is Everything

Michael R. Cohen

in Cotton Capitalists: American Jewish Entrepreneurship in the Reconstruction Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479879700
eISBN:
9781479881017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479879700.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Chapter 3 examines the aftermath of the war and the new environment in which merchants operated. It argues that a myriad of structural forces aligned to position interior general store merchants at ... More


The Free Course of Providence: Presbyterian Social Thought in the Age of Disruption and Destitution

Allan W. Maccoll

in Land, Faith and the Crofting Community: Christianity and Social Criticism in the Highlands of Scotland 1843-1893

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623822
eISBN:
9780748653379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623822.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The Disruption of the Established Church of Scotland in 1843 and the misery which followed the widespread failure of the potato crop in the years after 1846 had the effect of bringing social and ... More


Introduction: Who is to Blame?

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Part two moves onto environmental change. As they studied the environment of the steppes, scientists and others became aware that it was changing, and they considered who or what was to blame: human ... More


The Signature on the Portrait

Glen Dudbridge

in A Portrait of Five Dynasties China: From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880-956)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670680
eISBN:
9780191749537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670680.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, World Religions

For Wang Renyu the natural world was not merely a source of signs and omens, but also a focus of empirical interest. His memoirs record from personal observation natural disasters, crop failures and ... More


Landed Property and Credit

Tirthankar Roy and Anand V. Swamy

in Law and the Economy in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226387642
eISBN:
9780226387789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387789.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The institutional changes introduced under British rule in the 19th century made it easier to transfer land. Peasants could now borrow against land, and it could be seized when they failed to repay. ... More


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