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Thomas Banks

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b London, 22 Dec. 1735; d London, 2 Feb. 1805).

English sculptor. He was one of the most serious-minded of British Neoclassical artists, aiming at noble treatment of elevated...

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David Schuyler.

in Sanctified Landscape

April 2012; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 1446 words.

This concluding chapter describes the sad fate of the Hudson Valley in the twentieth century. By 1909, the Hudson had been transformed from America's river into the polluters' river. Every...

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Landscapes of Black and Brown Los Angeles

Wendy Cheng.

in Black and Brown in Los Angeles

November 2013; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 745 words.

This chapter is a photo essay that documents the urban landscape of South Los Angeles, where African Americans and Latinas/os are in their closest proximity and where the changes in the...

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Prosperity 1828–1841

Lawrence M. Crutcher.

in George Keats of Kentucky

November 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7905 words.

As the American economy and Louisville's position as provider to the “old northwest” of Illinois and Missouri improved, so too did George's business pick up. His saw mill continued to...

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The Divided Mind of James Madison, 1790: Nationalist Versus Ideologue

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick.

in The Age of Federalism

March 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 15947 words.

James Madison's mind was occupied with the dilemma of what it meant to be both a leading Federalist and a leading Virginian. The search for a resolution of that dilemma would turn out to...

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The Republic's Capital City

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick.

in The Age of Federalism

March 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 16654 words.

In early 19th-century America, the foremost talents in politics and government had no specific setting in place or time in which they could act upon each other in any way. That the seat...

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The Emergence of Partisan Politics: The “Republican Interest”

Stanley Elkins and Eric McKitrick.

in The Age of Federalism

March 1995; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 24855 words.

The twelve-month period from the fall of 1791 to the fall of 1792 was marked by the emergence of what could for the first time be clearly discerned as an opposition. The opposition impulse...

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Chapter 5

Roger G. Kennedy.

in Burr, Hamilton, and Jefferson

September 2000; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas. 7488 words.

This book so far has been observing Aaron Burr and Thomas Jefferson as they responded to circumstances created in large measure by Alexander Hamilton, as Hamilton removed John Adams as an...

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“Patent Property”: The Fulton Lawyers and the Franchising of Progress

Timothy Milford.

in American Journal of Legal History

March 2018; p ublished online December 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; Legal and Constitutional History; Constitutional and Administrative Law; History of Law; Jurisprudence and Philosophy of Law. 22444 words.

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Cadwallader D. Colden and Thomas Addis Emmet could not help but practice intellectual property law: Robert Fulton was their client. Yet their...

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Smuggling

Mark G. Hanna.

in Atlantic History

P ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: History of the Americas; European History; African History; History; Regional and National History. 12171 words.

Most historians agree that smuggling was prevalent throughout the Atlantic World during the early modern period, but few have made it a central focus of their work. As European powers...

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