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The Challenge Dance: Black-Irish Exchange in Antebellum America

April F. Masten

in Cultures in Motion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159096
eISBN:
9781400849895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159096.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the transnational origins of the challenge dance, a distinctly American tradition of brag dancing, and the ways in which Irish and African dance forms converged and collided in ... More


The 'Incumberances': British Women in India, 1615-1856

Joan Mickelson Gaughan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198092148
eISBN:
9780199082780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092148.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1615, the Directors of the East India Company saw only two roles that women might play in India—either they would encumber what the Company was about or they could be spiritual emotional supports ... More


ORDERLY AND DISORDERLY MOBILIZATION IN THE TAVERNS OF NEW YORK CITY

Benjamin L. Carp

in Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304022
eISBN:
9780199788606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304022.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

City dwellers collected together in taverns to eat and drink, converse, exchange news and information, and debate politics. New York City stood at the pinnacle of alcohol consumption, communication, ... More


The Dodgers and Male Bar Culture

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115789
eISBN:
9780199854066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that no institution better underscored that fact of life, in Brooklyn at least, than the neighborhood tavern. The use of male culture was described as a symbol of both the depth ... More


Upper Class Protest—Press Attacks on the Tax Farm

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

When Nicholas I died in February 1835, he left a world that still belonged to Nikolai Gogol. Much in this world still smacked of Muscovy, not least its taverns, its distilleries, and its vodka ... More


Working Class Protest: Smashing Taverns

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0012
Subject:
History, European Modern History

In May 1859, the vodka protests in Russia turned violent. There were attacks on taverns in town after town in Pensa province, mainly during local markets. The movement spread West to neighbouring ... More


Medieval Violence: Physical Brutality in Northern France, 1270-1330

Hannah Skoda

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199670833
eISBN:
9780191749551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199670833.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book provides a detailed analysis of medieval brutality, focusing upon Paris and Artois, a thriving region of northern France in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. It examines ... More


Vodka

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Vodka consists in principle (and sometimes in practice) of little more than pure alcohol and water. Of these two, it is, of course, the alcohol that is the active ingredient. The word ‘alcohol’ has ... More


Selling Vodka: Taverns and Tavernkeepers

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Of all those who profited from the sale of vodka, it was the tavernkeeper who stood first in line, for the tavern or drink shop was where the consumer's thirst for vodka encountered the retailer's ... More


Selling Vodka: The Tax Farm—Structure, Metabolism, and Ecology

David Christian

in ‘Living Water’: Vodka and Russian Society on the Eve of Emancipation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198222866
eISBN:
9780191678516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198222866.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

If the tavern was the cell of the liquor trade in Russia during the nineteenth century, the tax farm was the organism. And while in the history of tax farming, as in that of living creatures, there ... More


They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic

Kenneth Cohen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501705496
eISBN:
9781501714214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705496.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

They Will Have Their Game explores how sports, drinking, gambling, and theater produced a sense of democracy while also reinforcing racial, gender, and class divisions in early America. Drawing on ... More


The Bill of Rights Society 1769–1771

Peter D. G. Thomas

in John Wilkes: A Friend to Liberty

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205449
eISBN:
9780191676642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205449.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the Bill of Rights Society, which was originally named the ‘Society of Gentlemen Supporters of the Bill of Rights’. It was founded on February 20, 1769, at the London Tavern, ... More


Intersections and Commercial Roadside Development

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0031
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The modern AA Highway, or State Road 9, intersects US 68 here. New, highway oriented businesses have colonized lots along both highways and a new, low density business district is emerging. ... More


The Panopticon

Peter Otto

in Multiplying Worlds: Romanticism, Modernity, and the Emergence of Virtual Reality

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199567676
eISBN:
9780191725364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567676.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bentham's proposals for penal reform were published in Panopticon; or, The Inspection House (written in 1786) and its two Postscripts (1790, 1791). Focusing on these works, and diverging from ... More


From Architecture to Taverns and Clubs

Mushirul Hasan

in Exploring the West: Three Travel Narratives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063117
eISBN:
9780199080199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063117.003.0029
Subject:
History, Indian History

The author describes England and makes observations about its soil, animals, state of cultivation, roads, the city of London, the squares, coffee-houses and taverns, clubs, literary and other ... More


Wandering: Women and Survival

Jeremy Tambling

in Madmen and Other Survivors: Reading Lu Xun's Fiction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098244
eISBN:
9789882207158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098244.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Unlike A Call to Arms, there is no preface to Wandering (1926). Marston Anderson says that the heroes of many of this second group are “disappointed reformers.” The New-Year Sacrifice has in it a ... More


From Taverns to Gastropubs: Food, Drink, and Sociality in England

Christel Lane

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198826187
eISBN:
9780191865138
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826187.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This book charts the social historical development of the English public house from the period of the Restoration to the twenty-first century, culminating in the contemporary gastropub. Continuities ... More


Colonial and Creole Diets in Eighteenth-Century New Orleans

KENNETH G. KELLY and MEREDITH D. HARDY

in French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036809
eISBN:
9780813041841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036809.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Animal remains from two sites provide an opportunity to examine the colonial diet in French and Spanish occupations of New Orleans between 1715 and 1800. Faunal assemblages from Madame John's Legacy ... More


On Becoming a Hobo

Dale Maharidge

in Someplace Like America: Tales from the New Great Depression

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262478
eISBN:
9780520948792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262478.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on how the authors reached a pact to document stories ignored by most others in the media—about the poor, workers, and outcasts. They started with a wino story, which ran with a ... More


The Eagle and the Poor House: Archaeological Investigations on the University of North Carolina Campus

R. P. STEPHEN DAVIS, PATRICIA M. SAMFORD, and ELIZABETH A. JONES

in Beneath the Ivory Tower: The Archaeology of Academia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034225
eISBN:
9780813039602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034225.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is the oldest public-supported institution of higher learning in the United States. Since 1991, archaeologists at the Research Laboratories of ... More


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