Love of Freedom

Black Women in Colonial and Revolutionary New England

Author: Catherine Adams,Elizabeth H. Pleck

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199779833

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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They baked New England's Thanksgiving pies, preached their faith to crowds of worshippers, spied for the patriots during the Revolution, wrote that human bondage was a sin, and demanded reparations for slavery. Black women in colonial and revolutionary New England sought not only legal emancipation from slavery but defined freedom more broadly to include spiritual, familial, and economic dimensions. Hidden behind the banner of achieving freedom was the assumption that freedom meant affirming black manhood The struggle for freedom in New England was different for men than for women. Black men in colonial and revolutionary New England were struggling for freedom from slavery and for the right to patriarchal control of their own families. Women had more complicated desires, seeking protection and support in a male headed household while also wanting personal liberty. Eventually women who were former slaves began to fight for dignity and respect for womanhood and access to schooling for black children.
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The Imperial Magazine;

And, Monthly Record of Religious, Philosophical, Historical, Biographical, Topographical, and General Knowledge

Author: Samuel Drew

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Universal Biography

Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions ...

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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British Literary Magazines: The romantic age, 1789-1836

Author: Alvin Sullivan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 491

View: 5495

Volume two of British Literary Magazines begins its coverage at the dawn of the Romantic Age, when the publication of Blake's Songs of Innocence signalled the change of an era. Its coverage extends beyond what some scholars consider the end of the Romantic Age (1798 and the publication of Lyrical Ballads) and includes periodicals published through the date of Queen Victoria's accession to the British throne in 1837. Volume two includes historical essays, publication details, and bibliographic sources for eighty-five reviews, journals, illustrated magazines, and periodicals available during the period.
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Bibliotheca Cornubiensis: A-O

Author: George Clement Boase,William Prideaux Courtney

Publisher: London : Longmans, Green, Reader and Dyer


Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: N.A

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The Literature of British Domestic Architecture, 1715-1842

Author: John Archer

Publisher: Mit Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 1078

View: 8673

While few historians would dispute the importance of the printed book in the development of domestic design in 18th- and 19th-century Britain, this is the first major study to trace the evolution of architectural ideas during the period by examining the literary output of architects. It is a work of extraordinary scholarship, based on an extensive search of dozens of major library collections, that will serve as a standard resource for researchers and librarians, book dealers and collectors. Most of the book is devoted to descriptions of hundreds of books and periodicals containing original designs for domestic structures. The earliest title described is Colen Campbell's Vitruvius Britannicus (1715), an important Palladian manifesto and the first book to illustrate a series of the author's own executed designs for dwellings, intended to redirect and reform British architectural taste, and the latest title is Supplement (1842) to John Claudius Loudon's Encyclopedia. Related materials on agriculture, landscape design, drawing, and perspective also are covered. Each entry includes a bibliographic description of all known editions and a commentary that describes and analyzes the text and plates, focusing in particular on the author's ideas and approaches to design issues. Appendixes to the principal entries provide a checklist of additional handbooks and manuals by important authors such as Crunden, Halfpenny, Langley, Nicholson, Pain, Richardson, Salmon, and Swan, and books showing domestic interiors. There is also a valuable short-title chronological list, and a list of printers, publishers, and booksellers. In a lengthy introductory essay, Archer discusses architecture and the book trade, the format and content of the books, and aspects of architectural theory and design-including ideas of "character" and "retirement," dwelling types such as villas, cottages, and row houses, model housing for laborers, and town and village planning. John Archer is Associate Professor in the Humanities Program at the University of Minnesota.
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First Among Equals

Great Britain and Venezuela, 1810-1910

Author: Jean Hoornstra,Grace Puravs

Publisher: N.A


Category: British periodicals

Page: 171

View: 4146

For review see: D.A.G. Waddell, in Journal of Latin American studies, vol. 14, prt. 1 (May 1982); p. 240-241.
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A - O

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: 417

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Wesleyan Local Preachers

Biographical Illustrations of Their Position in the Connexion, Utility in the Church, and Influence in the World

Author: Author of Tyneside celebrities

Publisher: N.A



Page: 334

View: 7410

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Liverpool Prints and Documents

Catalogue of Maps, Plans, Views, Portraits, Memoirs, Literature & C. in the Reference Library Relating to Liverpool and Serving to Illustrate Its History, Biography, Administration, Commerce and General Condition and Progress from Earliest Times

Author: Liverpool (England). Public Libraries, Museums, and Art Gallery. Library,Peter Cowell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Liverpool (England)

Page: 374

View: 2662

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Early British Periodicals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: English periodicals

Page: N.A

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Encyclopaedism from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Author: Jason König,Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107038235

Category: History

Page: 615

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Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction: Jason Konig and Greg Woolf; Part I. Classical Encyclopaedism: 2. Encyclopaedism in the Roman Empire Jason Konig and Greg Woolf; 3. Encyclopaedism in the Alexandrian Library Myrto Hatzimichali; 4. Labores pro bono publico: the burdensome mission of Pliny's Natural History Mary Beagon; 5. Encyclopaedias of virtue? Collections of sayings and stories about wise men in Greek Teresa Morgan; 6. Plutarch's corpus of Quaestiones in the tradition of imperial Greek encyclopaedism Katerina Oikonomopoulou; 7. Artemidorus' Oneirocritica as fragmentary encyclopaedia Daniel Harris-McCoy; 8. Encyclopaedias and autocracy: Justinian's Encyclopaedia of Roman law Jill Harries; 9. Late Latin encyclopaedism: towards a new paradigm of practical knowledge Marco Formisano; Part II. Medieval Encyclopaedism: 10. Byzantine encyclopaedism of the ninth and tenth centuries Paul Magdalino; 11. The imperial systematisation of the past in Constantinople: Constantine VII and his Historical Excerpts Andres Nemeth; 12. Ad maiorem Dei gloriam: Joseph Rhakendys' synopsis of Byzantine learning Erika Gielen; 13. Shifting horizons: the medieval compilation of knowledge as mirror of a changing world Elizabeth Keen; 14. Isidore's Etymologies: on words and things Andrew Merrills; 15. Loose Giblets: encyclopaedic sensibilities of ordinatio and compilatio in later medieval English literary culture and the sad case of Reginald Pecock Ian Johnson; 16. Why was the fourteenth century a century of Arabic encyclopaedism? Elias Muhanna; 17. Opening up a world of knowledge: Mamluk encyclopaedias and their readers Maaike van Berkel; Part III. Renaissance Encyclopaedism: 18. Revisiting Renaissance encyclopaedism Ann Blair; 19. Philosophy and the Renaissance encyclpaedia: some observations D. C. Andersson; 20. Reading 'Pliny's Ape' in the Renaissance: the Polyhistor of Cai++.
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The Discovery of the South Shetland Islands

The Voyages of the Brig Williams 1819-1820 as Recorded in Contemporary Documents and the Journal of Midshipman C.W. Poynter

Author: Charles Wittit Poynter,R. J. Campbell

Publisher: London : Hakluyt Society


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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In 1819, William Smith, with a general cargo from Montevideo to Valparaiso, sailed further south round Cape Horn than his predecessors, in the hope of finding favourable winds. He sighted land in 62"S. His report to the Senior Naval Officer in Valparaiso was ridiculed, but on a subsequent voyage he confirmed his discovery, taking surroundings and sailing along the coast. As a result Captain Shirreff, the Senior Naval Officer, chartered his vessel, the brig Williams, and having put Edward Bransfield, the master of his ship, HMS Andromache, in charge, sent her to survey the new discovery. Charles Poynter was one of the midshipmen who sailed with Bransfield. His account of this expedition, which forms the principal part of this volume, recently came to light in New Zealand, and is the only first-hand account of the voyage, during which the Antarctic mainland was sighted for the first time, that appears to have survived. The introduction contains some remarks on the South Shetland Islands, followed by chapters giving a brief look at the history of the Spanish in South America and the British presence in the area, together with the speculation leading to the search for Antarctica and chapters on early nineteenth-century navigation and hydrographic surveying.
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