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RA-50089-10
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the Library Company of Philadelphia
James Green, Library Company of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia and Its Peoples in Maps: 1790s (Web Resources)
Title: Philadelphia and Its Peoples in Maps: 1790s
Author: Billy Gordon Smith
Abstract: -
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://philadelphiaencyclopedia.org/archive/philadelphia-and-its-people-in-maps-the-1790s/

A Double Life: Personifying the Corporation from Dartmouth College to Poe (Article)
Title: A Double Life: Personifying the Corporation from Dartmouth College to Poe
Author: Peter Jaros
Abstract: This essay pursues the prehistory of contemporary debates over corporate personality by investigating the early nineteenth-century American corporate imaginary. In 1819, Dartmouth College v. Woodward enshrined the common-law defi nition of the corporation—an artifi cial person, immortal and invisible—in American jurisprudence. In contrast, contemporaneous satirical poems on failing banks personifi ed corporations as strikingly visible and mortal. In subsequent decades, Poe drew on the legal doctrine of artificial personhood in a number of works—the sonnet “Silence” and the tales “William Wilson” and “Peter Pendulum, the Business Man”— and juxtaposed it unsettlingly with the so-called natural personhood of human beings. Whereas literary scholarship on antebellum legal personhood has principally explored the contested status of African Americans, this essay argues that the early corporation confronted both jurists and lay writers with an idea of personhood irreducible to the human being. It shows how Poe’s work, in particular, articulates the challenges posed by the complex ontology and ghostly genealogy of the corporation to the logic of human identity.
Year: 2014
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Poe Studies 47: 4-35

Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, & Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s (Book Section)
Title: Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, & Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s
Author: Billy Gordon Smith
Editor: Michele Lise Tartar
Editor: Richard Bell
Abstract: Buried Lives offers the first critical examination of the experience of imprisonment in early America. These interdisciplinary essays investigate several carceral institutions to show how confinement shaped identity, politics, and the social imaginary both in the colonies and in the new nation. The historians and literary scholars included in this volume offer a complement and corrective to conventional understandings of incarceration that privilege the intentions of those in power over the experiences of prisoners.
Year: 2012
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Book Title: Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America

Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, & Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s (Book Section)
Title: Incarcerated Innocents: Inmates, Conditions, & Survival Strategies in Philadelphia’s
Author: Billy Gordon Smith
Editor: Ricjard Bell
Editor: Michele Lise Tartar
Abstract: Buried Lives offers the first critical examination of the experience of imprisonment in early America. These interdisciplinary essays investigate several carceral institutions to show how confinement shaped identity, politics, and the social imaginary both in the colonies and in the new nation. The historians and literary scholars included in this volume offer a complement and corrective to conventional understandings of incarceration that privilege the intentions of those in power over the experiences of prisoners.
Year: 2012
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Book Title: Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America


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