Hirelings

African American Workers and Free Labor in Early Maryland

Author: Jennifer Hull Dorsey

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801461156

Category: History

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In Hirelings, Jennifer Dorsey recreates the social and economic milieu of Maryland's Eastern Shore at a time when black slavery and black freedom existed side by side. She follows a generation of manumitted African Americans and their freeborn children and grandchildren through the process of inventing new identities, associations, and communities in the early nineteenth century. Free Africans and their descendants had lived in Maryland since the seventeenth century, but before the American Revolution they were always few in number and lacking in economic resources or political leverage. By contrast, manumitted and freeborn African Americans in the early republic refashioned the Eastern Shore's economy and society, earning their livings as wage laborers while establishing thriving African American communities. As free workers in a slave society, these African Americans contested the legitimacy of the slave system even while they remained dependent laborers. They limited white planters' authority over their time and labor by reuniting their families in autonomous households, settling into free black neighborhoods, negotiating labor contracts that suited the needs of their households, and worshipping in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Some moved to the cities, but many others migrated between employers as a strategy for meeting their needs and thwarting employers' control. They demonstrated that independent and free African American communities could thrive on their own terms. In all of these actions the free black workers of the Eastern Shore played a pivotal role in ongoing debates about the merits of a free labor system.
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The Christmas Hirelings

Author: Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 269

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Hirelings of the Desert

Transjordan and the Arab Legion

Author: Samuel Rolbant

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Israel

Page: 32

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The Prose Works of John Milton ...: The likeliest means to remove hirelings out of the church. Animadversions upon the remonstrants' defence against Smectymnus. Apology for Smectymnuus. The doctrine and discipline of divorce. The judgment of M. Bucer concerning divorce. Tetrachordon. Colasterion. Tractate of education. Declaration for the election of John III., King of Poland. Familiar letters

Author: John Milton,James Augustus St. John

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The Prose Works: The likeliest means to remove hirelings out of the church. Animadversions upon the remonstrants' defence against Smectymnuus. Apology for Smectymnuus. The doctrine and discipline of divorce. The judgment of Martin Bucer concerning divorce. Tetrachordon. Colasterion. Tractate on education. A declaration for the election of John III. King of Poland. Familiar letters

Author: John Milton

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Category: Great Britain

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From Cranmer to Sancroft

Essays on English Religion in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

Author: Patrick Collinson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 082642273X

Category: History

Page: 292

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Patrick Collinson is the leading historian of English religion in the years after the Reformation. This collection of essays ranges from Thomas Cranmer, who was burnt at the stake after repeated recantations in 1556, to William Sancroft, the only other post-Reformation archbishop of Canterbury to have been deprived of office. Patrick Collinson's work explores the complex interactions between the inclusive and exclusive tendencies in English Protestantism, focusing both on famous figures, such as John Foxe and Richard Hooker, and on the individual reactions of lesser figures to the religious challenges of the time. Two themes throughout are the importance of the Bible and the emergence of Puritanism inside the Church of England.
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The Hidayah or Guide

a commentary on the Mussulman Laws

Author: N.A

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Sir Robert Walpole's Poets

The Use of Literature as Pro-government Propaganda, 1721-1742

Author: Tone Sundt Urstad

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 9780874136906

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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"During Sir Robert Walpole's term as "Prime Minister" exorbitant amounts of money were spent on propaganda in support of his administration. Since nearly all the major writers of the period adopted an anti-government stance, however, historians have shown far more interest in the organization and contents of opposition propaganda than in its pro-government counterpart. This book is the first comprehensive study of the literature published in support of Walpole's administration, and explores important pro-government themes, and also explains how the propaganda network was organized and what precisely the Old Corps Whig leadership hoped to achieve."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Works

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

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Cobbett's Political Register

Author: William Cobbett

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Great Britain

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Prose Works

Author: John Milton

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