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RA-235157-16
Long-Term Research Fellowships at the John Carter Brown Library
Neil Safier, John Carter Brown Library

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Andrew Jackson in Florida, 1814-1821: forging his legacy (Book)
Title: Andrew Jackson in Florida, 1814-1821: forging his legacy
Editor: Johnson, Sherry
Editor: Cusick, James G.
Abstract: Andrew Jackson is one of the most controversial figures in Florida history. He invaded Pensacola, the capital of Spanish-controlled Florida, during the War of 1812. He was commander of military operations during the First Seminole War, and his Indian Removal policies sparked the Second Seminole War. He briefly served as the first territorial governor of Florida. No other person is more closely associated with the "Americanization" of Florida and its transformation from Spanish borderland to Deep South frontier. Jackson's military expeditions ended both Spanish and Native American control over Florida's Big Bend and Panhandle areas. From his own time to the present, opinion is divided on whether he deserves praise or condemnation for his actions. This book includes scholarly perspectives previously published in the Florida Historical Quarterly, important primary source documents from Jackson's time, and new original analysis from contemporary scholars reflecting upon Jackson's legacy.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Florida Historical Society Press
Type: Edited Volume
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Declarar la independencia ?b la evolución de la independencia centroamericana, 1821-1864 (Article)
Title: Declarar la independencia ?b la evolución de la independencia centroamericana, 1821-1864
Author: Dym, Jordana
Abstract: Al parecer, tras la secesión de un territorio, no bastan las guerras exitosas, las conspiraciones y los pactos políticos para establecer un gobierno autónomo: para ser independientes, hace falta una declaración. Alegato jurídico, sentencia performativa, mensaje dirigido a los pueblos del mundo, acta de nacimiento de un país, las declaraciones de independencia formaron parte ineludible de los movimientos revolucionarios en América, desde Filadelfia en 1776 hasta Chuquisaca en 1825. Este libro estudia la era de las revoluciones atlánticas a través de sus declaraciones, actas y manifiestos. Redactados por periodistas, clérigos o militares, por juntas o congresos (no siempre electos), estos documentos en ocasiones engendraron procesos largos y desgastantes, y en otras les pusieron punto final. Las declaraciones de independencia han constituido piezas clave de los muy variados repertorios del nacionalismo, desde las revoluciones del siglo XVlll hasta los procesos de descolonización africano y asiático en la segunda mitad del XX, e incluso en los albores del XXl, como lo demuestra la declaración de independencia de Kosovo, proclamada en febrero de 2008. Este libro explora el surgimiento de una nueva forma de hacer política, al analizar los textos fundacionales de las nuevas naciones del continente.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.libros.unam.mx/las-declaraciones-de-independencia-los-textos-fundamentales-de-las-independencias-americanas-9786074624212-libro.html
Format: Journal
Publisher: El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Históricos : Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

“The republic of Guatemala: stitching together a new country,” in New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870 (Book Section)
Title: “The republic of Guatemala: stitching together a new country,” in New Countries: Capitalism, Revolutions, and Nations in the Americas, 1750-1870
Author: Dam, Jordana
Editor: Tutino, John
Abstract: After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolutions, the fall of European empires, and the rise of nations as the world faced a new industrial capitalism. Political revolution made the United States the first new nation; revolutionary slaves made Haiti the second, freeing themselves and destroying the leading Atlantic export economy. A decade later, Bajío insurgents took down the silver economy that fueled global trade and sustained Spain’s empire while Britain triumphed at war and pioneered industrial ways that led the U.S. South, still-Spanish Cuba, and a Brazilian empire to expand slavery to supply rising industrial centers. Meanwhile, the fall of silver left people from Mexico through the Andes searching for new states and economies. After 1870 the United States became an agro-industrial hegemon, and most American nations turned to commodity exports, while Haitians and diverse indigenous peoples struggled to retain independent ways.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/new-countries
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 978-0-8223-613

“Desiderata for the study of early modern art of the Mediterranean" (Book Section)
Title: “Desiderata for the study of early modern art of the Mediterranean"
Author: Farago, Claire J.
Editor: Kinoshita, Sharon
Editor: Catlos, Brian A.
Abstract: This book provides a systematic framework for the emerging field of Mediterranean studies, collecting essays from scholars of history, literature, religion, and art history that seek a more fluid understanding of "Mediterranean." It emphasizes the interdependence of Mediterranean regions and the rich interaction (both peaceful and bellicose, at sea and on land) between them. It avoids applying the national, cultural and ethnic categories that developed with the post-Enlightenment domination of northwestern Europe over the academy, working instead towards a dynamic and thoroughly interdisciplinary picture of the Mediterranean. Including an extensive bibliography and a conversation between leading scholars in the field, Can We Talk Mediterranean? lays the groundwork for a new critical and conceptual approach to the region.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.schweitzer-online.de/buch/Catlos/Can-We-Talk-Mediterranean/9783319557250/A40531942/
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Book Title: Can we talk Mediterranean? conversations on an emerging field in Medieval and early modern studies
ISBN: 978-3-319-5572

Boston's massacre (Book)
Title: Boston's massacre
Author: Hinderaker, Eric
Editor: Harvard University Press
Abstract: On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston’s Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American history, yet one of the least understood. Eric Hinderaker revisits this dramatic episode, examining in forensic detail the facts of that fateful night, the competing narratives that molded public perceptions at the time, and the long campaign afterward to transform the tragedy into a touchstone of American identity. When Parliament stationed two thousand British troops in Boston beginning in 1768, resentment spread rapidly among the populace. Steeped in traditions of self-government and famous for their Yankee independence, Bostonians were primed to resist the imposition. Living up to their reputation as Britain’s most intransigent North American community, they refused compromise and increasingly interpreted their conflict with Britain as a matter of principle. Relations between Britain and the North American colonies deteriorated precipitously after the shooting at the Custom House, and it soon became the catalyzing incident that placed Boston in the vanguard of the Patriot movement. Fundamental uncertainties about the night’s events cannot be resolved. But the larger significance of the Boston Massacre extends from the era of the American Revolution to our own time, when the use of violence in policing crowd behavior has once again become a pressing public issue.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: http://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674048331
Publisher: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674048331
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Africans to Spanish America: expanding the diaspora (Book)
Title: Africans to Spanish America: expanding the diaspora
Editor: Bryant, Sherwin K.
Editor: O'Toole, Rachel
Abstract: Africans to Spanish America expands the Diaspora framework that has shaped much of the recent scholarship on Africans in the Americas to include Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, and Cuba, exploring the connections and disjunctures between colonial Latin America and the African Diaspora in the Spanish empires. While a majority of the research on the colonial Diaspora focuses on the Caribbean and Brazil, analysis of the regions of Mexico and the Andes opens up new questions of community formation that incorporated Spanish legal strategies in secular and ecclesiastical institutions as well as articulations of multiple African identities. Editors Sherwin K. Bryant, Rachel Sarah O'Toole, and Ben Vinson III arrange the volume around three themes: identity construction in the Americas; the struggle by enslaved and free people to present themselves as civilized, Christian, and resistant to slavery; and issues of cultural exclusion and inclusion. Across these broad themes, contributors offer probing and detailed studies of the place and roles of people of African descent in the complex realities of colonial Spanish America.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/catalog/23ept8tr9780252036637.html
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 978-0-252-0800
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima (Book)
Title: Embodying the Sacred: Women Mystics in Seventeenth-Century Lima
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: In seventeenth-century Lima, pious Catholic women gained profound theological understanding and enacted expressions of spiritual devotion by engaging with a wide range of sacred texts and objects, as well as with one another, their families, and ecclesiastical authorities. In Embodying the Sacred, Nancy E. van Deusen considers how women created and navigated a spiritual existence within the colonial city's complex social milieu. Through close readings of diverse primary sources, van Deusen shows that these women recognized the divine—or were objectified as conduits of holiness—in innovative and powerful ways: dressing a religious statue, performing charitable acts, sharing interiorized spiritual visions, constructing autobiographical texts, or offering their hair or fingernails to disciples as living relics. In these manifestations of piety, each of these women transcended the limited outlets available to them for expressing and enacting their faith in colonial Lima, and each transformed early modern Catholicism in meaningful ways.
Year: 2017
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/embodying-the-sacred
Publisher: Duke University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8223-699
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain (Book)
Title: Global Indios: The Indigenous Struggle for Justice in Sixteenth-Century Spain
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: In the sixteenth century hundreds of thousands of indios—indigenous peoples from the territories of the Spanish empire—were enslaved and relocated throughout the Iberian world. Although various laws and decrees outlawed indio enslavement, several loopholes allowed the practice to continue. In Global Indios Nancy E. van Deusen documents the more than one hundred lawsuits between 1530 and 1585 that indio slaves living in Castile brought to the Spanish courts to secure their freedom. Because plaintiffs had to prove their indio-ness in a Spanish imperial context, these lawsuits reveal the difficulties of determining who was an indio and who was not—especially since it was an all-encompassing construct connoting subservience and political personhood and at times could refer to people from Mexico, Peru, or South or East Asia. Van Deusen demonstrates that the categories of free and slave were often not easily defined, and she forces a rethinking of the meaning of indio in ways that emphasize the need to situate colonial Spanish American indigenous subjects in a global context.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://www.dukeupress.edu/Global-Indios
Publisher: Duke University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8223-585
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Coming to Castile with Cortes: indigenous "servitude" in the sixteenth century (Article)
Title: Coming to Castile with Cortes: indigenous "servitude" in the sixteenth century
Author: Van Deusen, Nancy
Abstract: “Coming to Castile with Cortés: Indigenous ‘Servitude’ in the Sixteenth Century” examines the circumstances of three indigenous criados (servants)—Pedro, Juan, and Francisco Manuel—with direct or indirect ties of patronage to the Spanish conqueror Hernán Cortés. As nonelite indios (Indians) displaced from Mexico to Castile, they experienced the transition from freedom to bondage in unique ways. Because the New Laws (1542) stated that, in principle, indios could be free in Spanish territories, all three initiated lawsuits before the tribunals of the House of Trade or the Council of the Indies. The trial depositions reveal the circumscribed life narratives of free indios whom others saw as slaves and whose lives were entwined with others more powerful than they. Each life story emphasizes the importance of hierarchical relations of power among masters, slaves, and servants, writ large in sixteenth-century Castile.
Year: 2015
Primary URL: https://read.dukeupress.edu/ethnohistory/article/62/2/285/9243/Coming-to-Castile-with-Cortes-Indigenous-Servitude
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Ethnohistory
Publisher: Duke University Press


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