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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Coming of Age in the Atlantic Community, 1740s–1770s

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 9019 words.

Chapter 2 introduces the activists whose endeavors are the focus of the rest of the study. Future leaders of the empire of humanity, such as Caribbean-born Quaker John Coakley Lettsom, who...

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Mountain and Forest Communities and Their Changing Landscapes in 19th-Century Mexico

Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); Environmental History. 16150 words.

For several years, some of Mexico’s most influential literary figures associated mountains with the presence of certain characteristics: wildlife, botanic variety, and most importantly,...

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Folk Festivals, Community Development, and the Sugar Industry Crisis in Tucumán, Argentina, 1966–1973

Oscar Chamosa.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Contemporary History (Post 1945); Social and Cultural History. 13139 words.

In the late 1960s, the sugar-growing province of Tucumán, Argentina, was undergoing the deepest economic crisis of its history. In 1966, eleven large sugar mills closed by order of the...

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Circumnavigations of Charity

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10171 words.

The universal revolution in philanthropy in the post-Revolutionary years was shaped by the ongoing circulations of many. English prison reformer John Howard, who traveled extensively for...

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Then and Now

Bianca Premo.

in The Enlightenment on Trial

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 14872 words.

Shortly after conquest, indigenous subjects in Spanish America proved to be active litigators. Traditionally, their use of Spanish courts tended to promote indigenous communal...

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Introduction

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 4368 words.

This chapter introduces the book’s central question of how the American Revolution affected humanitarianism within the Anglophone Atlantic community. It explains that historians have...

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The Journey Continued

Hidetaka Hirota.

in Expelling the Poor

February 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10323 words.

This chapter explores the process of deportation from the United States and its aftermath in Europe. While American officials deported many Irish paupers to Liverpool, authorities in...

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Protestantism, Empire, and Transatlantic Philanthropy, 1700–1760s

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 10726 words.

The study opens with an overview of transatlantic missionary and educational charities from the early 1700s through the early 1760s. Members of the British Atlantic community tightened...

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The Unnatural War

Amanda B. Moniz.

in From Empire to Humanity

August 2016; p ublished online June 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 8610 words.

Chapter 3 turns to the transatlantic civil war that was the American Revolution. The conflict disrupted lives on both sides of the Atlantic and relationships across it. Facing a crisis of...

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Introduction

Jason C. Parker.

in Hearts, Minds, Voices

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 6650 words.

The Cold War began as a bipolar confrontation centered in Europe, but it evolved over time into a worldwide multipolar conversation. As Europe’s overseas possessions advanced toward...

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A “New Babel of Voices”

Jason C. Parker.

in Hearts, Minds, Voices

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 10866 words.

The USIA continued to expand its activities in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East throughout the 1950s. There, US outreach encountered volatile issues of race, empire, development, and...

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A Holocaust Syndrome?

Jacob S. Eder.

in Holocaust Angst

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 15204 words.

This chapter examines the relationship between the Kohl government and the American Jewish community during the 1980s. Helmut Kohl wanted to “normalize” West Germans’ relationship to the...

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Politicians and Professors

Jacob S. Eder.

in Holocaust Angst

September 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 13867 words.

This chapter examines efforts by the West German government to shape the research agenda of American scholars of Germany, as well as the teaching of German history in the United States....

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The Colonial Mosaic of Indigenous New Spain, 1519–1821

Susan Kellogg.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online June 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 14730 words.

From a geographically, environmentally, linguistically, and ethnically highly variable Mesoamerica, Spain created a core region within her American territories. But for New Spain’s...

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The Kindergarten in the City and the World

Ann Taylor Allen.

in The Transatlantic Kindergarten

February 2017; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 11266 words.

By the 1870s, the kindergarten ban had been repealed in Germany. In the late nineteenth century both Geman and American women developed a new mission—to bring the kindergarten to the...

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Richard Burke and St Vincent

P. J. Marshall.

in Edmund Burke and the British Empire in the West Indies

July 2019; p ublished online July 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Latin American History. 13999 words.

The fertile soil and numerous rivers of St Vincent, annexed in 1763, offered potentially good plantation land, which was to be sold on behalf of the British crown by a government...

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Numbers and Values

Bianca Premo.

in The Enlightenment on Trial

April 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); History of the Americas. 9252 words.

This chapter compares the volume of civil cases in archives in Spain, Peru and Mexico to establish that a litigation boom occurred in Spanish America but not on the peninsula during the...

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Executing the Rosenbergs

Lori Clune.

July 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 280 pages.

In the summer of 1950, FBI agents arrested Julius Rosenberg and charged him with conspiracy to commit espionage. Specifically the Justice Department accused him of passing—through his...

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Hearts, Minds, Voices

Jason C. Parker.

December 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of the Americas; Modern History (1700 to 1945). 280 pages.

During the Cold War, the superpowers endeavored to win hearts and minds through what came to be called public diplomacy. Many of the target audiences were on the front lines in Europe. But...

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Parti Québécois

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — History of the Americas.

(PQ) (Canada)

A political party founded by Lévesque in 1968 which united various separatist movements to form a coherent strategy for gaining the independence of the largely...

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