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Brethren by NatureNew England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Brethren by Nature: New England Indians, Colonists, and the Origins of American Slavery

Margaret Ellen Newell

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801434150
eISBN:
9780801456480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801434150.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book reveals a little-known aspect of American history: English colonists in New England enslaved thousands of Indians. Massachusetts became the first English colony to legalize slavery in 1641, ... More

The Clamor of LawyersThe American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

The Clamor of Lawyers: The American Revolution and Crisis in the Legal Profession

Peter Charles Hoffer and Williamjames Hull Hoffer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501726071
eISBN:
9781501726088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501726071.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores a series of extended public pronouncements that British North American colonial lawyers crafted from 1761 through 1776. Most, though not all, were composed outside of the courtroom ... More

The Contagious CityThe Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

The Contagious City: The Politics of Public Health in Early Philadelphia

Simon Finger

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448935
eISBN:
9780801464003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448935.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

By the time William Penn was planning the colony that would come to be called Pennsylvania, with Philadelphia at its heart, Europeans on both sides of the ocean had long experience with the hazards ... More

Dangerous GuestsEnemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence

Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities during the War for Independence

Ken Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450556
eISBN:
9780801454943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450556.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book reveals how wartime pressures nurtured a budding patriotism in the ethnically diverse revolutionary community of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. During the Revolutionary War, American ... More

Edmund Burke in AmericaThe Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Edmund Burke in America: The Contested Career of the Father of Modern Conservatism

Drew Maciag

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448959
eISBN:
9780801467875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448959.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The statesman and political philosopher Edmund Burke (1729–1797) is a touchstone for modern conservatism in the United States, and his name and his writings have been invoked by figures ranging from ... More

The Enlightenment of Cadwallader ColdenEmpire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden: Empire, Science, and Intellectual Culture in British New York

John M. Dixon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448034
eISBN:
9781501703515
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448034.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Was there a conservative Enlightenment? Could a self-proclaimed man of learning and progressive science also have been an agent of monarchy and reaction? Cadwallader Colden (1688–1776), an educated ... More

For Fear of an Elective KingGeorge Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

For Fear of an Elective King: George Washington and the Presidential Title Controversy of 1789

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452987
eISBN:
9780801471919
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452987.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the spring of 1789, within weeks of the establishment of the new federal government based on the U.S. Constitution, the Senate and House of Representatives fell into dispute regarding how to ... More

HirelingsAfrican American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Hirelings: African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801447785
eISBN:
9780801460678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801447785.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. It follows a generation of manumitted African ... More

The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

The History of the Five Indian Nations Depending on the Province of New-York in America

Cadwallader Colden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501713903
eISBN:
9781501712555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713903.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book, originally published in 1727 and revised in 1747, is one of the most important intellectual works published in eighteenth-century British America. The author was among the most learned ... More

The Memory of All Ancient CustomsNative American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley

The Memory of All Ancient Customs: Native American Diplomacy in the Colonial Hudson Valley

Tom Arne Midtrod

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449376
eISBN:
9780801464126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449376.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the complex patterns of diplomatic, political, and social communication among the American Indian peoples of the Hudson Valley—including the Mahicans, Wappingers, and Esopus ... More

MeritThe History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Merit: The History of a Founding Ideal from the American Revolution to the Twenty-First Century

Joseph F. Kett

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451225
eISBN:
9780801467677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451225.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that the idea that citizens' advancement should depend exclusively on merit, on qualities that deserve reward rather than on bloodlines or wire-pulling, was among the Founding ideals ... More

Nobility LostFrench and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Nobility Lost: French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France

Christian Ayne Crouch

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452444
eISBN:
9780801470394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452444.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book is a cultural history of the Seven Years’ War in French-claimed North America, focused on the meanings of wartime violence and the impact of the encounter between Canadian, Indian, and ... More

The Public Universal FriendJemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

The Public Universal Friend: Jemima Wilkinson and Religious Enthusiasm in Revolutionary America

Paul B. Moyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801454134
eISBN:
9781501701450
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801454134.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Revolutionary America was fertile ground for religious upheaval, as self-proclaimed visionaries and prophets established new religious sects. Among these figures was Jemima Wilkinson. Born in 1752 ... More

Separated by Their SexWomen in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in the Colonial Atlantic World

Mary Beth Norton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449499
eISBN:
9780801460890
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449499.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book offers a bold genealogy that shows how gender came to determine the right of access to the Anglo-American public sphere by the middle of the eighteenth century. Earlier, high-status men and ... More

Who Should Rule at Home?Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Who Should Rule at Home?: Confronting the Elite in British New York City

Joyce D. Goodfriend

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780801451270
eISBN:
9781501708046
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451270.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that the high-ranking gentlemen who figure so prominently in most accounts of New York City's evolution from 1664, when the English captured the small Dutch outpost of New Amsterdam, ... More

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