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Proliferating Worlds, 1762–1790

Jon Mee

in Conversable Worlds: Literature, Contention, and Community 1762 to 1830

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199591749
eISBN:
9780191731433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199591749.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter looks more closely at the variety of proliferating world of literary sociability in the later eighteenth-century. It focuses on a series of overlapping groups and issues: the various ... More


“A Club Is a Nation in Miniature”: Young Men on the Make and Their Debating Societies

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter focuses on the Calliopean Society, a young men's debating society formed to support its middling, upwardly mobile members at a formative period in their lives by helping them hone their ... More


A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Carolyn Eastman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the decades after the American Revolution, inhabitants of the United States began to shape a new national identity. Telling the story of this messy yet formative process, this book argues that ... More


Oratory Transactions: John “Orator” Henley and His Critics

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter focuses on John “Orator” Henley, a preacher, entrepreneur, and elocutionist who for thirty years operated an oratory in the heart of London. Henley was an Anglican minister who broke ... More


Conclusion: The Ongoing Process of Making an American Public

in A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In January 1835, the Northern Debating Society in Boston, comprising young male clerks, participated in its very first debate. The topic was whether oratory or writing should be regarded as more ... More


Prologue: Questions and Their Predecessors

Holly Case

in The Age of Questions: Or, A First Attempt at an Aggregate History of the Eastern, Social, Woman, American, Jewish, Polish, Bullion, Tuberculosis, and Many Other Questions over the Nineteenth Century, and Beyond

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691131153
eISBN:
9781400890217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131153.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This prologue provides an overview of the history of the age of questions, and more specifically how “the x question” emerged and proliferated beginning in the 1830s. It considers when and why people ... More


Clinton and College

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Barkley family moved from Lowes to Clinton after declining prices for tobacco forced the father to shift to wheat cultivation. Poverty led Barkley and his father to work tenant farms and join ... More


How to Speak Well in Public: The Elocution Movement Begins in Earnest

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines English contributors to the elocution movement after John Henley, as well as their French precursor Michel le Faucheur. After the Toleration Act granted freedom of worship to ... More


Most Horrible of Crimes Suicide in the Old South

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.6
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how the Philanthropic Society, one of the University of North Carolina's two debating societies, considered whether suicide was ever justifiable. Although vigorous debate ... More


Theaters of Madness: Insane Asylums and Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Benjamin Reiss

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226709635
eISBN:
9780226709659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226709659.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the mid-1800s, a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums—many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. Housed in magnificent ... More


Family and Education

in Wolfe Tone: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318078
eISBN:
9781846317774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317774.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the early life of Theobald Wolfe Tone during the period from 1763 to 1790. Tone was born on June 20, 1763 in Dublin, Ireland and was the eldest son of Peter and Margaret Tone. ... More


Among Friends

Tom McInally

in George Strachan of the Mearns: Seventeenth-century Orientalist

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474466226
eISBN:
9781474491280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474466226.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

After leaving the East India Company’s employment for the second time, Strachan was dependent on the goodwill of the Carmelite friars; staying with them in their convent in Isfahan. Drawing on the ... More


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