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New MenManliness in Early America

New Men: Manliness in Early America

Thomas A. Foster (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In 1782, J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur wrote, “What then, is the American, this new man? He is an American, who, leaving behind him all his ancient prejudices and manners, receives new ones from ... More

The Notorious Elizabeth TuttleMarriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

The Notorious Elizabeth Tuttle: Marriage, Murder, and Madness in the Family of Jonathan Edwards

Ava Chamberlain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814723722
eISBN:
9780814723739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814723722.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Who was Elizabeth Tuttle? In most histories she is a footnote, a blip. At best she is a minor villain in the story of Jonathan Edwards, perhaps the greatest American theologian of the colonial era. ... More

Of Little ComfortWar Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Of Little Comfort: War Widows, Fallen Soldiers, and the Remaking of the Nation after the Great War

Erika Kuhlman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748398
eISBN:
9780814749050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748398.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During and especially after World War I, the millions of black-clad widows on the streets of Europe's cities were a constant reminder that war caused carnage on a vast scale. But widows were far more ... More

On the MakeClerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

On the Make: Clerks and the Quest for Capital in Nineteenth-Century America

Brian P. Luskey

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752289
eISBN:
9780814753484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752289.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In the bustling cities of the mid-nineteenth-century Northeast, young male clerks working in commercial offices and stores were on the make, persistently seeking wealth, respect, and ... More

The Political Thought of Frederick DouglassIn Pursuit of American Liberty

The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty

Nicholas Buccola

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787113
eISBN:
9780814725405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787113.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Frederick Douglass, one of the most prominent figures in African-American and United States history, was born a slave, but escaped to the North and became a well-known anti-slavery activist, orator, ... More

Preserving South Street SeaportThe Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

Preserving South Street Seaport: The Dream and Reality of a New York Urban Renewal District

James M. Lindgren

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479822577
eISBN:
9781479825578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479822577.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story, from the 1960s to the present, of the South Street Seaport District of Lower Manhattan—one of the last neighborhoods of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century New ... More

A Rabble in ArmsMassachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

A Rabble in Arms: Massachusetts Towns and Militiamen during King Philip's War

Kyle F. Zelner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814797181
eISBN:
9780814797464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814797181.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

While it lasted only sixteen months, King Philip's War (1675–1676) was arguably one of the most significant of the colonial wars that wracked early America. As the first major military crisis to ... More

Radicalism at the CrossroadsAfrican American Women Activists in the Cold War

Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Dayo F. Gore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks' 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this ... More

Reframing RandolphLabor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Andrew E. Kersten and Clarence Lang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

At one time, Asa Philip Randolph (1889–1979) was a household name. As president of the all-black Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP), he was an embodiment of America's multifaceted radical ... More

Renegade RevolutionaryThe Life of General Charles Lee

Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee

Phillip Papas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767658
eISBN:
9781479851218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767658.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In November 1774, a pamphlet to the “People of America” was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to ... More

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