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Children Bound to Labor
The Pauper Apprentice System in Early America
The history of early America cannot be told without considering unfree labor. At the center of this history are African and Native American adults forced into slavery; the children born to these unfree persons usually inherited their parents' status...



Chinatown No More
Taiwan Immigrants in Contemporary New York
Hsiang-Shui Chen
By focusing on the social and cultural life of post-1965 Taiwan immigrants in Queens, New York, this book shifts Chinese American studies from ethnic enclaves to the diverse multiethnic neighborhoods of Flushing and Elmhurst. As Hsiang-shui Chen documents, the political dynamics of these settlements are entirely different from the traditional...



Christian Imperialism
Converting the World in the Early American Republic
Emily Conroy-Krutz
In 1812, eight American missionaries, under the direction of the recently formed American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, sailed from the United States to South Asia. The plans that motivated their voyage were ano less grand than taking part in the Protestant conversion of the entire world. Over the next several decades, these men...



Citizen Indians
Native American Intellectuals, Race, and Reform
Lucy Maddox
By the 1890s, white Americans were avid consumers of American Indian cultures. At heavily scripted Wild West shows, Chautauquas, civic pageants, expositions, and fairs, American Indians were most often cast as victims, noble remnants of a vanishing...



Citizens of Somewhere Else
Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry James
Dan McCall
I am a citizen of somewhere else, proclaimed Nathaniel Hawthorne in his preface to The Scarlet Letter. In many ways, Henry James shared that citizenship. Intrigued by their resolute stance as outsiders, Dan McCall here reassesses these two...



Claiming the City
Politics, Faith, and the Power of Place in St. Paul
Mary Lethert Wingerd
Are Minneapolis and St. Paul "Twin Cities" in proximity only? How can two cities, spoken of so often in one breath, differ so greatly in their histories and characteristics? Claiming the City traces the contours of St. Paul's "civic identity" to show...



Claiming the Pen
Women and Intellectual Life in the Early American South
Catherine Kerrison
The first intellectual history of early southern women, situating their reading and writing within the literary culture of the wider Anglo-Atlantic...



Class Divide
Yale '64 and the Conflicted Legacy of the Sixties
Howard Gillette
Howard Gillette Jr. draws on more than one hundred interviews with representative members of the Yale class of ’64 to examine how they were challenged by the issues that would define the...



Coalitions across the Class Divide
Lessons from the Labor, Peace, and Environmental Movements
Fred Rose
Too often struggles for jobs and economic justice have been divided from social goals such as peace or protecting the environment. How do we create an economy where both the process and product of work serve life-sustaining goals? Coalitions across...



Colonial Intimacies
Indian Marriage in Early New England
Ann Marie Plane
In 1668 Sarah Ahhaton, a married Native American woman of the Massachusetts Bay town of Punkapoag, confessed in an English court to having committed adultery. For this crime she was tried, found guilty, and publicly whipped and shamed; she contritely...



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