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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Works: 113 works in 236 publications in 2 languages and 25,562 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Conference proceedings  Genealogy  Case studies 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: F221, 973
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Most widely held works by Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
The William and Mary quarterly by Va.) Institute of Early American History and Culture (Williamsburg( )
in English and Spanish and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Slave counterpoint : Black culture in the eighteenth-century Chesapeake and Lowcountry by Philip D Morgan( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the eve of the American Revolution, nearly three-quarters of all African Americans in mainland British America lived in two regions: the Chesapeake, centered in Virginia, and the Lowcountry, with its hub in South Carolina. Here, Philip Morgan compares and contrasts African American life in these two regional Black cultures, exploring the differences as well as the similarities. The result is a detailed and comprehensive view of slave life in the colonial American South."
The other founders : Anti-Federalism and the dissenting tradition in America, 1788-1828 by Saul Cornell( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Fear of centralized authority is deeply rooted in American history. The struggle over the U.S. Constitution in 1788 pitted the Federalists, supporters of a stronger central government, against the Anti-Federalists, the champions of a more localist vision of politics. But, argues Saul Cornell, while the Federalists may have won the battle over ratification, it is the ideas of the Anti-Federalists that continue to define the soul of American politics."--Jacket
Forced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this provocative reinterpretation of one of the best-known events in American history, Woody Holton shows that when Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and other elite Virginians joined their peers from other colonies in declaring independence from Britain, they acted partly in response to grassroots rebellions against their own rule."--Jacket
Captives & cousins : slavery, kinship, and community in the Southwest borderlands by James Brooks( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the origins and legacies of a captive exchange economy within and among native American and Euramerican communities throughout the Southwest Borderlands from the Spanish colonial era to the end of the nineteenth century, detailing a "slave system" in which victims symbolized social wealth, performed services for their masters, and produced material goods under the threat of violence, with slave and livestock raiding and trading among Apaches, Comanches, Kiowas, Navajos, Utes, and Spaniards providing labor resources, redistributing wealth, and fostering kin connections that integrated disparate groups even as these practices renewed cycles of violence and warfare
This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This Violent Empire traces the origins of American violence, racism, and paranoia to the founding moments of the new nation and the initial instability of Americans' national sense of self." "Fusing cultural and political analyses to create a new form of political history, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg explores the ways the founding generation, lacking a common history, governmental infrastructures, and shared culture, solidified their national sense of self by imagining a series of "Others" (African Americans, Native Americans, women, the propertyless) whose differences from European American male founders overshadowed the differences that divided those founders. These "Others," dangerous and polluting, had to be excluded from the European American body politic. Feared, but also desired, they refused to be marginalized, incurring increasingly enraged enactments of their political and social exclusion that shaped our long history of racism, xenophobia, and sexism. Close readings of political rhetoric during the Constitutional debates reveal the genesis of this long history."--Jacket
In the midst of perpetual fetes : the making of American nationalism, 1776-1820 by David Waldstreicher( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
David Waldstreicher's In the Midst of Perpetual Fetes probes the practices of nationalism in a country made up of inherent and evolving divisions. His question is simple: How did national celebrations work as political strategy and as unifying event? Pursuing this inquiry, Waldstreicher offers a series of rich explorations into the dynamics of festivities that celebrated - or mourned - events and characters in the early republic. Using an innovative methodology and a sophisticated theoretical framework, Waldstreicher uncovers the processes that generated a profusion of patriotic sentiment. While celebrations like those for the Constitution, the Fourth of July, Washington's birthday, Jefferson's inauguration, and the end of the slave trade enabled nonvoters to participate intimately in the political process, they also provided ways to keep women and blacks in prescribed, noncitizen roles, even as members of both groups began to use celebrations for their own ends. Through a careful analysis of printed materials - newspapers, broadsides, toasts, orations, and ballads, - in relation to nationalist practices, Waldstreicher traces the emergence of an American political culture formed around a desired unity of purpose
Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Revisiting the origins of the British antislavery movement of the late eighteenth century, Christopher Leslie Brown challenges prevailing scholarly arguments that locate the roots of abolitionism in economic determinism or bourgeois humanitarianism. Brown instead connects the shift from sentiment to action to changing views of empire and nation in Britain, particularly the anxieties and dislocations spurred by the American Revolution"--Page 4 of cover
Through a glass darkly : reflections on personal identity in early America ( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The king's three faces : the rise & fall of royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reinterpreting the first century of American history, Brendan McConville argues that colonial society developed a political culture marked by strong attachment to Great Britain's monarchs. This intense allegiance continued almost until the moment of independence, an event defined by an emotional break with the king. The American Revolution, McConville contends, emerged out of the fissure caused by the unstable mix of affective attachments to the king and a weak imperial government
Foul means : the formation of a slave society in Virginia, 1660-1740 by Anthony S Parent( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Challenging the generally accepted belief that the introduction of racial slavery to America was an unplanned consequence of a scarce labor market, Anthony Parent, Jr., contends that during a brief period spanning the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries a small but powerful planter class, acting to further its emerging economic interests, intentionally brought racial slavery to Virginia. Parent bases his argument on three historical developments: the expropriation of Powhatan lands, the switch from indentured to slave labor, and the burgeoning tobacco trade. He argues that these were the result of calculated moves on the part of an emerging great planter class seeking to consolidate power through large landholdings and the labor to make them productive. To preserve their economic and social gains, this planter class inscribed racial slavery into law. The ensuing racial and class tensions led elite planters to mythologize their position as gentlemen of pastoral virtue immune to competition and corruption. To further this benevolent image, they implemented a plan to Christianize slaves and thereby render them submissive. According to Parent, by the 1720s the Virginia gentry projected a distinctive cultural ethos that buffered them from their uncertain hold on authority, threatened both by rising imperial control and by black resistance, which exploded in the Chesapeake Rebellion of 1730
Rape and sexual power in early America by Sharon Block( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implictions of more than nine hundred documented incidents of sexual coercion and hundreds more extralegal commentaries found in almanacs, newspapers, broadsides, and other print and manuscript sources. Highlighting the gap between reports of coerced sex and incidents that were publicly classfied as rape, Block demonstrates that public definitions of rape were based less on what actually happened than on who was involved. She challenges conventional narratives that claim sexual relations between white women and black men became racially charded only in the late nineteenth century. Her analysis extends racial ties to rape back into the colonial period and beyond the boundaries of the southern slave-born system. Early Americans' treatment of rape, Block argues, both enacted and helped to sustain the social, racial, gender, and political hierarchies of a New World and a new nation
The persistence of empire : British political culture in the age of the American Revolution by Eliga H Gould( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Persistence of Empire examines an important yet surprisingly understudied aspect of British and America history: the British public's predominantly loyal response to its government's handling of the American Revolution. Despite a deepening interest in the British dimensions of the Revolution, historians have so far focused largely on British expressions of sympathy for the colonists' resistance. In contrast, Eliga Gould uses sources that include nearly one thousand political pamphlets as well as broadsides, private memoirs, and popular cartoons to explore why most Britons actually supported the American politics of George III and his ministers. In the process, he enriches our understanding of what the American Revolution meant to people on both sides of the Atlantic."--Jacket
At the crossroads : Indians and empires on a mid-Atlantic frontier, 1700-1763 by Jane T Merritt( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is an examination of the interaction between Native Americans and whites in eighteenth century Pennsylvania, tracing the emergence of race as the defining difference between these neighbours. It considers the breakdown of relations between the two groups after the Seven Years' War
The Atlantic world and Virginia, 1550-1624 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The 18 essays in this volume provide a fresh perspective on the wider context of the encounter between the inhabitants of precolonial Virginia and the English. The collection offers an interdisciplinary consideration of developments in Native America, Europe, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Chesapeake, highlighting the mosaic of regions and influences that formed the context and impetus for the English settlement at Jamestown in 1607. The volume reflects an understanding of Jamestown not as the birthplace of democracy in America but as the creation of a European outpost in a neighborhood that included Africans, Native Americans, and other Europeans."--Publisher's description
The Lord Cornbury scandal : the politics of reputation in British America by Patricia U Bonomi( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The portrait of a viscount in women's clothing from the colonial government of New York addresses the climate of political corruption, conspiracy, slander, and rumormongering prevalent in his times. Also addressed are the postwar American Whig tendencies to completely discount colonial benevolence and well-kept provincial politics in favor of scorn and derision of the British colonial government
Learning to stand & speak : women, education, and public life in America's republic by Mary Kelley( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contact points : American frontiers from the Mohawk Valley to the Mississippi, 1750-1830 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Children of coyote, missionaries of Saint Francis : Indian-Spanish relations in colonial California, 1769-1850 by Steven W Hackel( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Recovering lost voices and exploring issues intimate and institutional, this sweeping examination of Spanish California illuminates Indian struggles against a confining colonial order and amidst harrowing depopulation. To capture the enormous challenges Indians confronted, Steven W. Hackel integrates textual and quantitative sources and weaves together analyses of disease and depopulation, marriage and sexuality, crime and punishment, and religious, economic, and political change. As colonization reduced their numbers and remade California, Indians congregated in missions, where they forged communities under Franciscan oversight. Yet missions proved disastrously unhealthful and coercive, as Franciscans sought control over Indians' beliefs and instituted unfamiliar systems of labor and punishment. Even so, remnants of Indian groups still survived when Mexican officials ended Franciscan rule in the 1830s. Many regained land and found strength in ancestral cultures that predated the Spaniards' arrival. At this study's heart are the dynamic interactions in and around Mission San Carlos Borromeo between Monterey region Indians (the Children of Coyote) and Spanish missionaries, soldiers, and settlers. Hackel places these local developments in the context of the California mission system and draws comparisons between California and other areas of the Spanish Borderlands and colonial America. Concentrating on the experiences of the Costanoan and Esselen peoples during the colonial period, Children of Coyote concludes with an epilogue that carries the story of their survival to the present day
By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority by Holly Brewer( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In By Birth or Consent, Holly Brewer explores how the changing legal status of children illuminates the struggle over consent and status in England and America. The concept of meaningful consent, as it emerged through religious, political, and legal debates, challenged the older order of birthright and became central to the development of democratic political theory." "As Brewer demonstrates, the legal status of children serves as a clear measure of the changing foundations of political and legal authority from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries. Age was central to this shift to a consent-based ideology, which specifically excluded children from the practice of consent." "Brewer's analysis reshapes the debate about the origins of modern political ideology and makes connections between Reformation religious debates, Enlightenment philosophy, and democratic political theory."--Jacket
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