Order And Civility In The Early Modern Chesapeake

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Author: Debra Meyers
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739189751
Size: 61.89 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Order and Civility in the Early Modern Chesapeake captures a variety of experiences in the early modern Chesapeake, illustrating the race, class, ethnic, and gender diversity that created a unique New World experience. Students and scholars will find this book essential to understanding the colonial Chesapeake.


Inn Civility

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Author: Vaughn Scribner
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479864927
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Examines the critical role of urban taverns in the social and political life of colonial and revolutionary America From exclusive “city taverns” to seedy “disorderly houses,” urban taverns were wholly engrained in the diverse web of British American life. By the mid-eighteenth century, urban taverns emerged as the most popular, numerous, and accessible public spaces in British America. These shared spaces, which hosted individuals from a broad swath of socioeconomic backgrounds, eliminated the notion of “civilized” and “wild” individuals, and dismayed the elite colonists who hoped to impose a British-style social order upon their local community. More importantly, urban taverns served as critical arenas through which diverse colonists engaged in an ongoing act of societal negotiation. Inn Civility exhibits how colonists’ struggles to emulate their British homeland ultimately impelled the creation of an American republic. This unique insight demonstrates the messy, often contradictory nature of British American society building. In striving to create a monarchical society based upon tenets of civility, order, and liberty, colonists inadvertently created a political society that the founders would rely upon for their visions of a republican America. The elitist colonists’ futile efforts at realizing a civil society are crucial for understanding America’s controversial beginnings and the fitful development of American republicanism.


Everyday Crimes

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Author: Kelly A. Ryan
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479869619
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 400
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The narratives of slaves, wives, and servants who resisted social and domestic violence in the nineteenth century In the early nineteenth century, Peter Wheeler, a slave to Gideon Morehouse in New York, protested, “Master, I won’t stand this,” after Morehouse beat Wheeler’s hands with a whip. Wheeler ran for safety, but Morehouse followed him with a shotgun and fired several times. Wheeler sought help from people in the town, but his eventual escape from slavery was the only way to fully secure his safety. Everyday Crimes tells the story of legally and socially dependent people like Wheeler—free and enslaved African Americans, married white women, and servants—who resisted violence in Massachusetts and New York despite lacking formal protection through the legal system. These “dependents” found ways to fight back against their abusers through various resistance strategies. Individuals made it clear that they wouldn’t stand the abuse. Developing relationships with neighbors and justices of the peace, making their complaints known within their communities, and, occasionally, resorting to violence, were among their tactics. In bearing their scars and telling their stories, these victims of abuse put a human face on the civil rights issues related to legal and social dependency, and claimed the rights of individuals to live without fear of violence.


Homicide Justified

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Author: Andrew Fede
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820351121
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Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 343
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This comparative study looks at the laws concerning the murder of slaves by their masters and at how these laws were implemented. Andrew T. Fede cites a wide range of cases--across time, place, and circumstance--to illuminate legal, judicial, and other complexities surrounding this regrettably common occurrence. These laws had evolved to limit in different ways the masters' rights to severely punish and even kill their slaves while protecting valuable enslaved people, understood as "property," from wanton destruction by hirers, overseers, and poor whites who did not own slaves. To explore the conflicts of masters' rights with state and colonial laws, Fede shows how slave homicide law evolved and was enforced not only in the United States but also in ancient Roman, Visigoth, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and British jurisdictions. His comparative approach reveals how legal reforms regarding slave homicide in antebellum times, like past reforms dictated by emperors and kings, were the products of changing perceptions of the interests of the public; of the individual slave owners; and of the slave owners' families, heirs, and creditors. Although some slave murders came to be regarded as capital offenses, the laws con-sistently reinforced the second-class status of slaves. This influence, Fede concludes, flowed over into the application of law to free African Americans and would even make itself felt in the legal attitudes that underlay the Jim Crow era.


Federalism Citizenship And Collective Identities In U S History

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Author: Cornelis A. van Minnen
Publisher: Vu University Press Amsterdam
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 271
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This book highlights key aspects of the American experience inn forging political, social, and cultural identities from the late eighteenth century to the present


Century Path

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Choice

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Category : Academic libraries
Languages : en
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Theorizing Scriptures

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Author: Vincent L. Wimbush
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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In this innovative collection of essays that aims to turn the traditional bible study definition of scriptures on its head. An in-depth look at the social, cultural, and racial meanings invested in these texts.


Michigan State Gazette

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Pursuits Of Happiness

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Author: Jack P. Greene
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
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Category : History
Languages : en
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Pursuits of Happiness: The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture