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A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

J. Rixey Ruffin

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

William Bentley was a Congregationalist pastor in Salem, Massachusetts, during the first few decades of independence. He was also a figure quite unlike anyone else in all of America. In talent, ... More


Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

John Saillant

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In the second half of the eighteenth century, British and American men and women began criticizing the slave trade and slavery as violations of the principles of Christianity, natural rights, and ... More


Introduction

J. Rixey Ruffin

in A Paradise of Reason: William Bentley and Enlightenment Christianity in the Early Republic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195326512
eISBN:
9780199870417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326512.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

These opening pages introduce the reader to the figure of William Bentley, to the physical and ecclesiastical structure of Salem, and to the central place of religiosity within the bustling economic ... More


American Genesis, American Captivity

John Saillant

in Black Puritan, Black Republican: The Life and Thought of Lemuel Haynes, 1753-1833

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157178
eISBN:
9780199834617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157176.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A new racism arose in the early American republic that set aside the antislavery arguments of men and women who were, like Lemuel Haynes, rooted in eighteenth‐century modes of thought like Edwardsean ... More


A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

Jonathan D. Sassi

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129892
eISBN:
9780199834624
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512989X.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book analyzes the debate over the proper connection between religion and society that took place in southern New England during the fifty years after the American Revolution. It finds that a ... More


Introduction: Who Makes History?

Margot Minardi

in Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195379372
eISBN:
9780199869152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379372.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The introduction places the book in the context of recent social, cultural, and intellectual history on the nature of emancipation and historical agency in the early republic. The American Revolution ... More


Introduction: Beyond the Founders

David Waldstreicher, Jeffrey L. Pasley, and Andrew W. Robertson

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.4
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the exercise of power by the founding fathers and how they shaped subsequent American history. Since the late 1970s, historians have recognized the need for a broader approach in ... More


The Bellwether; or, What the Traveler Saw

Karin E. Gedge

in Without Benefit of Clergy: Women and the Pastoral Relationship in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195130201
eISBN:
9780199835157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

European travelers to the early republic published numerous accounts that often expressed alarm and dismay at the reciprocal devotion of women and ministers, seeing in it a threat to families, ... More


Text and Method

Joan Judge

in Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The first chapter presents Funü shibao in its historical and print context. It emphasizes Funü shibao’s innovativeness in order to highlight both the distinctiveness of the journal and the range of ... 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


Moderation in the First Era of Popular Consumption

Joyce Appleby

in Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter shows how anxiety over the status of luxury only grew more acute in the transition from colonial hardship to national prosperity in the era of the early Republic. Fear of famine was ... More


Commentary: Déjà Vu All Over Again: Is There a New New Political History?

William G. Shade

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.18
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter begins with a discussion on the emergence of a new cultural history of politics of the early republic that was clearly related to the larger debate among historians over the linguistic ... More


Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Lacy K. Ford,

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

A major contribution to our understanding of slavery in the early republic, this book illuminates the white South's twisted and tortured efforts to justify slavery, focusing on the period from the ... More


Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic

Matthew Mason

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807830499
eISBN:
9781469606101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876633_mason
Subject:
History, African-American History

Giving close consideration to previously neglected debates, this book challenges the common contention that slavery held little political significance in America until the Missouri Crisis of 1819. It ... More


Historical Reflections on School Choice

Sigal R. Ben-Porath and Michael C. Johanek

in Making Up Our Mind: What School Choice Is Really About

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226619460
eISBN:
9780226619774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226619774.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Returning to the colonial period, this chapter revisits several key aspects of how parental choice evolved, through to the early republic. This first chapter reminds us of both the fundamental choice ... 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


Horace Holley: Transylvania University and the Making of Liberal Education in the Early American Republic

James P. Cousins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168579
eISBN:
9780813168807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168579.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The life of Horace Holley (1781–1827) recalls a time of intellectual promise in the American republic. The New England–born, Yale-educated, Unitarian minister was an unlikely choice for the ... More


Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic

Thomas Apel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797405
eISBN:
9780804799638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797405.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

From 1793-1805, yellow fever devastated American port cities, killing thousands and prompting a desperate search for its cause. The question of the fever’s origin divided disease investigators into ... 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


Protest in Black and White: The Formation and Transformation of an African American Political Community during the Early Republic

Richard Newman

in Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828892
eISBN:
9781469605241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898833_pasley.11
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter investigates early black political conduct in the public sphere. It describes how African American life and protest provide better understanding on the formation and transformation of ... More


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