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The Gendered Meanings of Virtue in Revolutionary America

Ruth H. Bloch

in Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture, 1650-1800

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520234055
eISBN:
9780520936478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520234055.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter takes on a more specific and fundamental question about American revolutionary ideology: how political understandings of “virtue” became in the late-eighteenth century increasingly ... More


The Production of Compassion

Andrea Muehlebach

in The Moral Neoliberal: Welfare and Citizenship in Italy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226545394
eISBN:
9780226545417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226545417.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Population and Demography

This chapter reflects on the state—how it has inscribed compassion into its own rationalities through a legal regime surrounding voluntarism, and how it has hyperinvested in the production and ... More


Let the People Vote

Tula A. Connell

in Conservative Counterrevolution: Challenging Liberalism in 1950s Milwaukee

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039904
eISBN:
9780252098062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039904.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter details the strategies involved in a 1951 campaign by a coalition of small property owners and anti-tax proponents who sought to halt creation of public housing through a ballot ... More


“Effective Men” and Early Voluntary Associations in Philadelphia, 1725–1775

Jessica Choppin Roney

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines how understandings of white masculinity in eighteenth-century Philadelphia fueled charitable and philanthropic (white) men's societies in a host of venues. It argues that the ... More


The Politics of Pride in David Hume and David Simple

in The Secret History of Emotion: From Aristotle's Rhetoric to Modern Brain Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226309798
eISBN:
9780226309934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309934.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In the act of self-constitution that David Hume describes in A Treatise of Human Nature (1740), the soul is revealed in its basic vulnerability. For the very passions such as love and hate, pride and ... More


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