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Whither the Early Republic: A Forum on the Future of the Field

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Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Penned by leading historians, the specially-commissioned essays of "Whither the Early Republic" represent the most stimulating and innovative work being done on imperialism, environmental history, slavery, economic history, politics, and culture in the early Republic.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Introduction: What Is This Book? PART
I. CONTINENTAL POSSESSIONS
1. Continental Possessions-Three Deepening Trends -Andres Resendez
2. Whither the Rest of the Continent? -Elizabeth A. Fenn
3. Continental Drifts -James F. Brooks
4. Continental Crossings -Alan Taylor PART
II. PURSUING HAPPINESS
5. Liberal America/Christian America: Another Conflict or Consensus? -Stewart Davenport
6. The View from the Farmhouse: Rural Lives in the Early Republic -Christopher Clark
7. The Limits of Homo Economicus: An Appraisal of Early American Entrepreneurship -Barbara M. Tucker and Kenneth H. Tucker, Jr.
8. Economic Landscapes Yet to be Discovered: The Early American Republic and Historians' Unsubtle Adoption of Political Economy -James
L. Huston PART
III. INTERACTIVE LANDSCAPES
9. Environmental Stewardship and Decline in Old New England -Brian Donohue
10. Re-Greening the South and Southernizing the Rest -Mart A. Stewart
11. Mudslides Make Good History -Conevery Bolton Valencius
12. Down, Down, Down, No More: Environmental History Moves Beyond Declension -Ted Steinberg PART
IV. COMMODIFICATION OF PEOPLE
13. The Vexed Story of Human Commodification Told by Benjamin Franklin and Venture Smith -David Waldstreicher
14. Wages, Sin, and Slavery: Some Thoughts on Free Will and Commodity Relations -Amy Dru Stanley
15. Commodified Freedom: Interrogating the Limits of Anti-Slavery Ideology in the Early Republic -Stephanie Smallwood
16. The Pedestal and the Veil: Rethinking the Capitalism/Slavery Question -Walter Johnson PART
V. PUBLIC, PRIVATE, AND SPIRIT WORLDS
17. Sex and Sexuality: The Public, the Private, and the Spirit Worlds -Patricia Cline Cohen
18. Space in the Early American City -Bernard Herman
19. A History of all Religions -Leigh E. Schmidt
20. Questions, Suspicions, Speculations -David S. Shields Afterword: The Quest for Universal Understanding Index

Portrait

John Lauritz Larson is Professor of History and Michael A. Morrison is Associate Professor of History at Purdue University. They served as editors of the Journal of the Early Republic for ten and fourteen years, respectively.

Pressestimmen

"Succeeds at challenging students, researchers, and teachers to ponder the future of the field."-Journal of Southern History
EAN: 9780812219326
ISBN: 0812219325
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF PENNSYLVANIA PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2005
Seitenanzahl: 216 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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