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America’s Necessity

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the formation of the U.S. Constitution from the perspectives of realism, constructivism, liberalism, and binding/republican security theory. It finds that while the unification ... More


Force, Fraud, and the Founding of the American Constitution

Joseph M. Parent

in Uniting States: Voluntary Union in World Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199782192
eISBN:
9780199919147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782192.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter narrates the genesis of the United States Constitution from the perspective of political realism. It finds the conventional wisdom on why the Articles of Confederation were cast aside ... More


Performing the People’s Two Bodies in the Early American Republic

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter analyzes the sovereign performances of the new government of the USA in the 1780s, 1790s, and 1800s, with special attention to the Whiskey Rebellion and the Battle of Fallen Timbers in ... More


International at the Creation: Early Modern American History

Karen Ordahl Kupperman

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter states that in early American history, the boundaries that were honored with the title “American history” were meaningless. The beginning of the chapter presents one version of the ... More


Agency, Alterity, and the Two Bodies of the King

Isaac Ariail Reed

in Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King's Two Bodies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226689319
eISBN:
9780226689593
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226689593.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter begins with a contrast: between the language and action of Nathaniel Bacon, Jr., leader of Bacon's Rebellion (1676) and Herman Husband, a leader in the Whiskey Rebellion (1794). Bacon ... More


Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Eric Lomazoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book provides a revisionist history of the constitutional controversy over a national bank (1791-1832), and uses that history to reinforce and refine broader propositions respecting American ... More


“Banco Mania” and Institutional Drift

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the first of two changes within the Bank of the United States that would have downstream consequences for the debate over its constitutionality: its drift from a position of ... More


Creole City: A Chronicle of Early American New Orleans

Nathalie Dessens

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060200
eISBN:
9780813050614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060200.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The first half of the nineteenth century was, for New Orleans, a seminal period. Based on a voluminous correspondence, archived at The Historic New Orleans Collection, the present book draws a ... More


Vernacular Science: Knowing Earthquakes in the Early United States

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Animated, widespread discussion of the New Madrid earthquakes demonstrates the vitality of early American science, which has long been dismissed as derivative and inconsequential. Scientific ... More


Transformable Race: Surprising Metamorphoses in the Literature of Early America

Katy L. Chiles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199313501
eISBN:
9780199350728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199313501.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Racial thought at the close of the eighteenth century differed radically from that of the nineteenth century, when the concept of race as a fixed biological category would emerge. Instead, many early ... More


Early American women’s participation in language scholarship

Margaret Thomas

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter examines the contributions of early American women to the study of language. For the most part, ‘American women’ designates immigrants to North America and their descendants, although ... More


Epilogue: The United States in the British Empire *

Jay Sexton

in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199206124
eISBN:
9780191746635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206124.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The early American republic remained embedded in the structures of the British Empire long after the achievement of its political independence in 1783. The nationalism of “postcolonial America,” as ... More


The Compromise of 1816

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter chronicles the events that led to, and the constitutional claim that underwrote, the Republican majority’s revival of a national bank in 1816. The conventional wisdom surrounding this ... More


“The Great Regulating Wheel” and Institutional Conversion

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the second of two changes within the Bank of the United States that would have downstream consequences for the debate over its constitutionality: its conversion from a purely ... More


A Tale of Two Clauses

Eric Lomazoff

in Reconstructing the National Bank Controversy: Politics and Law in the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226579313
eISBN:
9780226579597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226579597.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter reexamines the closing episode in the national bank controversy: President Jackson’s extended assault upon the institution (1829-1832). The traditional narrative respecting the ... More


An African Diasporic Critique of Violence

James Edward Ford III

in Systems of Life: Biopolitics, Economics, and Literature on the Cusp of Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823281725
eISBN:
9780823284870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281725.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter makes a critique of violence a central heading for understanding black thought, aesthetics, and politics. This is important not only because of how the Black Radical Tradition has ... More


Piety, Pioneers, and Patriots: The First American Observatories

Alexander MacDonald

in The Long Space Age: The Economic Origins of Space Exploration from Colonial America to the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780300219326
eISBN:
9780300227888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300219326.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the earliest period of American history, astronomy and the exploration of the heavens was considered a hallmark of intellectual development and a noble endeavor for the colonial elite. In the wake ... More


Afterword: Women in Early America

Jennifer L. Morgan

in Women in Early America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479874545
eISBN:
9781479876419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Jennifer L. Morgan’s afterword situates the volume’s essays in the context of women’s history and early American history in general. It highlights the need for scholarship on women and gender in ... More


The Quaking Body: Sensation, Electricity, and Religious Revival

Conevery Bolton Valencius

in The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226053899
eISBN:
9780226053929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226053929.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many people across North America experienced the New Madrid earthquakes as a set of physical sensations. The earthquakes made them feel sick, drunk, nauseous, dizzy, and afraid. Their bodily ... More


The Elusive West and the Contest for Empire, 1713-1763

Paul W. Mapp

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833957
eISBN:
9781469600987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838945_Mapp
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book presents a continental history in its investigation of eighteenth-century diplomacy involving North America and links geographic ignorance about the American West to Europeans' grand ... More


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