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Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Alan Houston

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124477
eISBN:
9780300152395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124477.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book explores Benjamin Franklin's social and political thought. Although Franklin is often considered “the first American,” his intellectual world was cosmopolitan. An active participant in ... More

Building a New Jerusalem

Building a New Jerusalem

Francis J. Bremer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179132
eISBN:
9780300188851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179132.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book discusses John Davenport, cofounder of the colony of New Haven, who has been neglected in studies that view early New England primarily from a Massachusetts viewpoint. It restores the ... More

A Cheerful and Comfortable FaithAnglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

A Cheerful and Comfortable Faith: Anglican Religious Practice in the Elite Households of Eighteenth-Century Virginia

Lauren Winner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124699
eISBN:
9780300168662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124699.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book examines the physical objects found in elite Virginia households of the eighteenth century to discover what they can tell us about their owners' lives and religious practices. The author ... More

Gathering TogetherThe Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Gathering Together: The Shawnee People through Diaspora and Nationhood, 1600-1870

Sami Lakomäki

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300180619
eISBN:
9780300182316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180619.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book traces the history of Shawnee nation-building and diaspora through the era of European colonialism and state-making in North America. Focusing on Native American politics, it argues that ... More

George WhitefieldAmerica's Spiritual Founding Father

George Whitefield: America's Spiritual Founding Father

Thomas S. Kidd

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300181623
eISBN:
9780300182125
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300181623.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the years prior to the American Revolution, George Whitefield was the most famous man in the colonies. This biography explores the extraordinary career of the most influential figure in the first ... More

Gouverneur MorrisAn Independent Life

Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life

William Howard Adams

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099805
eISBN:
9780300127041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099805.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book is a biography of one of the most colorful and least well-known of the founding fathers. A plain-spoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed freedom ... More

Home RuleHouseholds, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Honor Sachs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On America's western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, ... More

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright

Ann M. Little

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300218213
eISBN:
9780300224627
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300218213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696–1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in ... More

The Protestant InterestNew England After Puritanism

The Protestant Interest: New England After Puritanism

Thomas S. Kidd

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104219
eISBN:
9780300128406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104219.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the early eighteenth century, colonial New England witnessed the end of Puritanism and the emergence of a revivalist religious movement that culminated in the evangelical awakenings of the ... More

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