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Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Works: 161 works in 436 publications in 2 languages and 74,114 library holdings
Genres: History  Periodicals  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Genealogy  Academic theses 
Roles: Editor, Publisher, Other
Classifications: F221, 973
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Most widely held works by Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture
The other founders : Anti-Federalism and the dissenting tradition in America, 1788-1828 by Saul Cornell( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,958 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
This violent empire : the birth of an American national identity by Carroll Smith-Rosenberg( )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,893 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
Forced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in Virginia by Woody Holton( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,869 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 )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,799 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
Moral capital : foundations of British abolitionism by Christopher Leslie Brown( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,784 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
The William and Mary quarterly( )

in English and Spanish and held by 1,678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Separately paged supplements called "The Goodwin families in America, " by J.S. Goodwin, were issued with Oct. 1897 (v.6, no.2) and Oct. 1899 (v.8, no.2)
Rape and sexual power in early America by Sharon Block( )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Block analyzes the legal, social, and cultural implications 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
Learning to stand & speak : women, education, and public life in America's republic by Mary Kelley( )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Education was decisive in recasting women's subjectivity and the felt reality of their collective experience in post-Revolutionary and antebellum America. Asking how and why women shaped their lives anew through education, Mary Kelley measures the significant transformation in individual and social identities fostered by female academies and seminaries. Constituted in a curriculum that matched the course of study at male colleges, women's liberal learning, Kelley argues, played a key role in one of the most profound changes in gender relations in the nation's history: the movement of women into public life. By the 1850s, the large majority of women deeply engaged in public life as educators, writers, editors, and reformers had been schooled at female academies and seminaries. Although most women did not enter these professions, many participated in networks of readers, literary societies, or voluntary associations that became the basis for benevolent societies, reform movements, and activism in the antebellum period. Kelley's analysis demonstrates that female academies and seminaries taught women crucial writing, oration, and reasoning skills that prepared them to claim the rights and obligations of citizenship."--Publisher's description
By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority by Holly Brewer( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,552 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
Prospero's America : John Winthrop, Jr., alchemy, and the creation of New England culture, 1606-1676 by Walter William Woodward( )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Winthrop, Jr. participated in a pan-European network of natural philosophers who believed alchemy could improve the human condition and hasten Christ's Second Coming. Walter Woodward demonstrates how Winthrop and his philosophy influenced New England's cultural formation: its settlement, economy, religious toleration, Pequot Indian relations, medical practice, witchcraft prosecution, and imperial diplomacy. Prospero's America reconceptualizes the significance of early modern science in shaping New England hand in hand with Puritanism and politics
Prodigal daughters : Susanna Rowson's early American women by Marion Rust( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines the novel Charlotte Temple in the context of its author's, Susanna Rowson's, life and other writings. Rowson was a novelist, actress, playwright, poet, school founder, and early national celebrity. She bears little resemblance to the title character in her most famous creation, Charlotte Temple, yet this best-selling novel has long been perceived as the prime exemplar of female passivity and subjugation in the early Republic. The author shows how an early form of American sentimentalism mediated the constantly shifting balance between autonomy and submission that is key to understanding both Rowson's work and the lives of early American women. She proposes that Rowson found a wide female audience because she articulated meaningful female agency without sacrificing accountability to authority, a particularly useful skill in a nation that idealized womanhood while denying women the most basic rights. Rowson, herself an expert at personal reinvention, invited her readers, theatrical audiences, and students to value carefully crafted female self-presentation as an instrument for the attainment of greater influence
The king's three faces : the rise & fall of royal America, 1688-1776 by Brendan McConville( )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,509 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
Bonds of alliance : indigenous and Atlantic slaveries in New France by Brett Rushforth( )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, French colonists and their Native allies participated in a slave trade that spanned half of North America, carrying thousands of Native Americans into bondage in the Great Lakes, Canada, and the Caribbean. In Bonds of Alliance, Brett Rushforth reveals the dynamics of this system from its origins to the end of French colonial rule. Balancing a vast geographic and chronological scope with careful attention to the lives of enslaved individuals, this book gives voice to those who lived through the ordeal of slavery and, along the way, shaped French and Native societies. Rather than telling a simple story of colonial domination and Native victimization, Rushforth argues that Indian slavery in New France emerged at the nexus of two very different forms of slavery: one indigenous to North America and the other rooted in the Atlantic world. The alliances that bound French and Natives together forced a century-long negotiation over the nature of slavery and its place in early American society. Neither fully Indian nor entirely French, slavery in New France drew upon and transformed indigenous and Atlantic cultures in complex and surprising ways
The persistence of empire : British political culture in the age of the American Revolution by Eliga H Gould( )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,449 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
Freedom's debt : the Royal African Company and the politics of the Atlantic slave trade, 1672-1752 by William A Pettigrew( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years following the Glorious Revolution, independent slave traders challenged the charter of the Royal African Company by asserting their natural rights as Britons to trade freely in enslaved Africans. In this comprehensive history of the rise and fall of the RAC, William A. Pettigrew grounds the transatlantic slave trade in politics, not economic forces, analyzing the ideological arguments of the RAC and its opponents in Parliament and in public debate. Ultimately, Pettigrew powerfully reasons that freedom became the rallying cry for those who wished to participate in the slave trade and therefore bolstered the expansion of the largest intercontinental forced migration in history. Unlike previous histories of the RAC, Pettigrew's study pursues the Company's story beyond the trade's complete deregulation in 1712 to its demise in 1752. Opening the trade led to its escalation, which provided a reliable supply of enslaved Africans to the mainland American colonies, thus playing a critical part in entrenching African slavery as the colonies' preferred solution to the American problem of labor supply"--
The history and present state of Virginia by Robert Beverley( )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: While in London in 1705, Robert Beverley wrote and published The History and Present State of Virginia, one of the earliest printed English-language histories about North America by an author born there. Like his brother-in-law William Byrd II, Beverley was a scion of Virginia's planter elite, personally ambitious and at odds with royal governors in the colony. As a native-born American--most famously claiming "I am an Indian"--He provided English readers with the first thoroughgoing account of the province's past, natural history, Indians, and current politics and society. In this new edition, Susan Scott Parrish situates Beverley and his History in the context of the metropolitan-provincial political and cultural issues of his day and explores the many contradictions embedded in his narrative. Parrish's introduction and the accompanying annotation, along with a fresh transcription of the 1705 publication and a more comprehensive comparison of emendations in the 1722 edition, will open Beverley's History to new, twenty-first-century readings by students of transatlantic history, colonialism, natural science, literature, and ethnohistory
Motives of honor, pleasure, and profit : plantation management in the colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763 by Lorena Seebach Walsh( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lorena Walsh offers an enlightening history of plantation management in the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland, ranging from the founding of Jamestown to the close of the Seven Years' War and the end of the "Golden Age" of colonial Chesapeake agriculture. She argues that, in the mid-17th century, planter elites deliberately chose to embrace slavery. Accounts of personal and family fortunes among the privileged minority and the less well documented accounts of the lives of the enslaved workers add a personal dimension to more concrete measures of planter success or failure
Town house : architecture and material life in the early American city, 1780-1830 by Bernard L Herman( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this abundantly illustrated volume, Bernard Herman provides a history of urban dwellings and the people who built and lived in them in early America. In the eighteenth century, cities were constant objects of idealization, often viewed as the outward manifestations of an organized, civil society. As the physical objects that composed the largest portion of urban settings, town houses contained and signified different aspects of city life, argues Herman. Taking a material culture approach, Herman examines urban domestic buildings from Charleston, South Carolina, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, as well as those in English cities and towns, to better understand why people built the houses they did and how their homes informed everyday city life. Working with buildings and documentary sources as diverse as court cases and recipes, Herman interprets town houses as lived experience. Chapters consider an array of domestic spaces, including the merchant family's house, the servant's quarter, and the widow's dower. Herman demonstrates that city houses served as sites of power as well as complex and often conflicted artifacts mapping the everyday negotiations of social identity and the display of sociability
Children of coyote, missionaries of Saint Francis : Indian-Spanish relations in colonial California, 1769-1850 by Steven W Hackel( )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,337 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
American curiosity : cultures of natural history in the colonial British Atlantic world by Susan Scott Parrish( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how various people in the British colonies understood and represented the natural world around them from the late sixteenth century through the eighteenth. The author uncovers early descriptions of American natural phenomena as well as clues to how people in the colonies construed their own identities through the natural world
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By birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authority
This violent empire : the birth of an American national identityForced founders : Indians, debtors, slaves, and the making of the American Revolution in VirginiaCaptives & cousins : slavery, kinship, and community in the Southwest borderlandsMoral capital : foundations of British abolitionismRape and sexual power in early AmericaLearning to stand & speak : women, education, and public life in America's republicBy birth or consent : children, law, and the Anglo-American revolution in authorityProspero's America : John Winthrop, Jr., alchemy, and the creation of New England culture, 1606-1676
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Colonial Williamsburg foundation, Omohundro Institute of early American history and culture

Institute of early American culture

Institute of Early American History & Culture Williamsburg, Va., 1996 -

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Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture Williamsburg, Va

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