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The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Jefferies, (John) Richard (1848–1887), writer and mystic

Andrew Rossabi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Literature. 3152 words.

Jefferies, (John) Richard (1848–1887), writer and mystic, was born on 6 November 1848 at the Jefferies Farm at Coate, in the parish of Chiseldon, near Swindon in Wiltshire, the first son...

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Fletcher, John (d. 1848), Roman Catholic priest and religious writer

Thompson Cooper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Religious Studies. 450 words.

Fletcher, John (d. 1848), Roman Catholic priest and religious writer, was born at Ormskirk, Lancashire. He was probably the son of Thomas Fletcher, who was descended from an old Lancastrian...

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The Prison as Hell, 1848–1860

Jennifer Graber.

in The Furnace of Affliction

March 2011; p ublished online July 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7834 words.

This chapter tells the story of how Quaker Isaac Hopper almost got himself thrown out of the capital. Like many Friends, he refused to show deference to government officials. When he...

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land, Sovereignty, and the Modernist Deployment of “Religion”

Tisa Wenger.

in We Have a Religion

May 2009; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 14986 words.

This chapter illustrates the Pueblos' struggle for land and sovereignty. Long before the arrival of Spaniards, Mexicans, or Americans, the Pueblo Indians were building towns and cultivating...

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Calvin in the Plural

Friedrich Wilhelm Graf, Irena Backus and Susanna Gebhardt.

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

September 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 5692 words.

While confessional hostility between Lutherans and Calvinists marked German history from the sixteenth century to the eighteenth century, reflection about the distinguishing characteristics...

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Bringing about the Republican Millennium

John C. Pinheiro.

in Missionaries of Republicanism

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 9524 words.

This chapter shows how the end of the war tested the American commitment to the Beecherite synthesis. During the first half of 1848 congressmen turned with renewed vigor to the malleable...

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Historical Research

William Sims Bainbridge.

in Faithful Measures

October 2017; p ublished online September 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 11695 words.

This chapter uses a well-known religious group of the nineteenth century to illustrate many of the ways historical data can be assembled, and many of the problems faced in using online...

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We Got Along Splendid

Quincy D. Newell.

in Your Sister in the Gospel

June 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7277 words.

After Joseph Smith’s death, Jane Manning worked for his successor, Brigham Young, and she married another black convert, Isaac James. When the Mormons left Nauvoo in 1846, Jane and Isaac...

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Conquest, Faith, and Resistance in the Southwest

Timothy Matovina.

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

August 2005; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 7062 words.

This chapter explores the various ways Latinos drew on their Catholic faith and popular traditions to resist the discriminatory treatment they faced after the US–Mexico War and the Treaty...

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Protestant Leaders and the War

John C. Pinheiro.

in Missionaries of Republicanism

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies. 8372 words.

Like other Americans, evangelical Protestants sought to understand the causes, justice, and probable results of the war. The war and possible territorial expansion tested their commitment...

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Missionaries of Republicanism

John C. Pinheiro.

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Religious Studies. 256 pages.

“Manifest Destiny“ and American republicanism relied on a deeply racialist and anti-Catholic civil-religious discourse. This book traces the rise to prominence of this discourse beginning...

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Religion, Anti-Catholicism, and the Mexican-American War

John C. Pinheiro.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Religion

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Christianity; Religious Studies. 8225 words.

The death and carnage that accompany war usually lead participants to seek transcendent meaning in their suffering as well as in their defeat or victory. This was especially true of the...

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Porcupine

Melburn D. Thurman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History. 1551 words.

Porcupine (1848–19 May 1929), Northern Cheyenne leader of the 1890 Ghost Dance and one of the foremost disciples of its prophet, Wovoka, was the Northern Cheyenne leader of the 1890 Ghost...

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Grierson, Francis

Lynn Altenbernd.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mysticism; Voice; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1204 words.

Grierson, Francis (18 September 1848–29 May 1927), musician, writer, and mystic, was born Benjamin Henry Jesse Francis Shepard in Birkenhead, England, the son of Joseph Shepard and Emily...

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