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Imaginary Friendship in the American Revolution: John Adams and Jonathan Sewall

Imaginary Friendship in the American Revolution: John Adams and Jonathan Sewall

1st Edition

Colin Nicolson, Owen Dudley Edwards
November 30, 2018

Imaginary Friendship is the first in-depth study of the onset of the American Revolution through the prism of friendship, focusing on future US president John Adams and leading Loyalist Jonathan Sewall. The book is part biography, revealing how they shaped each other’s progress, and part political...

Enlightenment Orientalism in the American Mind, 1770-1807

Enlightenment Orientalism in the American Mind, 1770-1807

1st Edition

Matthew H. Pangborn
September 17, 2018

This study engages with the emerging field of energy humanities to provide close readings of several early American oriental-observer tales. The popular genre of orientalism offered Americans a means to critique new ideas of identity, history, and nationality accompanying protoindustrialization and...

Quakers and Their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808

Quakers and Their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754-1808

1st Edition

Maurice Jackson, Susan Kozel
May 24, 2017

This volume explores the significant connections between the Quaker community and the abolitionist cause in America. The case studies that make up the collection mainly focus on the greater Philadelphia area, a hotbed of the abolitionist movement and the location of the first American abolition...

Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754–1808

Quakers and their Allies in the Abolitionist Cause, 1754–1808

1st Edition

Maurice Jackson, Susan Kozel
May 01, 2015

This volume explores the significant connections between the Quaker community and the abolitionist cause in America. The case studies that make up the collection mainly focus on the greater Philadelphia area, a hotbed of the abolitionist movement and the location of the first American abolition...

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