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Children and Youth in a New Nation

Children and Youth in a New Nation

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early years of the Republic, as Americans tried to determine what it meant to be an American, they also wondered what it meant to be an American child. A defensive, even fearful, approach to ... More

Cow Boys and Cattle MenClass and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

Cow Boys and Cattle Men: Class and Masculinities on the Texas Frontier, 1865-1900

Jacqueline M. Moore

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757390
eISBN:
9780814759844
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757390.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Cowboys are an American legend, but despite ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Technically, a cowboy worked with cattle, as a ranch hand, while his boss, the cattleman, ... More

Dark WorkThe Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Dark Work: The Business of Slavery in Rhode Island

Christy Clark-Pujara

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479870424
eISBN:
9781479822898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479870424.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book is about slavery, emancipation, and black freedom in the North, and Rhode Island in particular. It uses an economic lens to explore the ways the business begets experience, specifically ... More

Empire at the PeripheryBritish Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Empire at the Periphery: British Colonists, Anglo-Dutch Trade, and the Development of the British Atlantic, 1621-1713

Christian J. Koot

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748831
eISBN:
9780814749425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748831.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Throughout history the British Atlantic has often been depicted as a series of well-ordered colonial ports that functioned as nodes of Atlantic shipping, where orderliness reflected the effectiveness ... More

Faithful BodiesPerforming Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Faithful Bodies: Performing Religion and Race in the Puritan Atlantic

Heather Miyano Kopelson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479805006
eISBN:
9781479814268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479805006.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the seventeenth-century English Atlantic, religious beliefs and practices played a central role in creating racial identity. English Protestantism provided a vocabulary and structure to describe ... More

For Liberty and the RepublicThe American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861

Ricardo A. Herrera

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479819942
eISBN:
9781479866786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479819942.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the early decades of the American Republic, American soldiers demonstrated and defined their beliefs about the nature of American republicanism and how they, as citizens and soldiers, were ... More

Four Steeples over the City StreetsReligion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Kyle T. Bulthuis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the fifty years after the Constitution was signed in 1787, New York City grew from a port town of 30,000 to a metropolis of over half a million residents. This rapid development transformed a once ... More

The Gentlemen and the RoughsViolence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army

Lorien Foote

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727904
eISBN:
9780814728581
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727904.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the Civil War, the Union army appeared cohesive enough to withstand four years of grueling war against the Confederates and to claim victory in 1865. But fractiousness bubbled below the ... More

Government by DissentProtest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Government by Dissent: Protest, Resistance, and Radical Democratic Thought in the Early American Republic

Robert W.T. Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738245
eISBN:
9780814738863
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738245.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Democracy is the rule of the people. But what exactly does it mean for a people to rule? Which practices and behaviors are legitimate, and which are democratically suspect? We generally think of ... More

Insatiable AppetitesImperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Kelly L. Watson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Cannibalism, for medieval and early modern Europeans, was synonymous with savagery. Humans who ate other humans, they believed, were little better than animals. The European colonizers who ... More

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