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RA-50098-11
Research Fellowships at the Huntington Library
Steve Hindle, Huntington Library

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Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley (Book)
Title: Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley
Author: Rob Harper
Abstract: This book demonstrates that government policies profoundly unsettled the Ohio Valley, even as effective authority remained elusive. Far from indifferent to states, both Indians and colonists sought government allies to aid them in both intra- and intercultural conflicts. Rather than spreading uncontrollably across the landscape, colonists occupied new areas when changing policies, often unintentionally, gave them added incentives to do so. Sporadic killings escalated into massacre and war only when militants gained access to government resources. Amid the resulting upheaval, Indians and colonists sought to preserve local autonomy by forging relationships with eastern governments. Ironically, these local pursuits of order ultimately bolstered state power. Following scholars of European and Latin American history, Harper extends the study of mass violence beyond immediate motives to the structural and institutional factors that make large-scale killing possible. The Ohio Valley's transformation, he shows, echoed the experience of early modern and colonial state formation around the world. His attention to the relationships between violence, colonization, and state building connects the study of revolutionary America to a vibrant literature on settler colonialism.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/unsettling-the-west-violence-and-state-building-in-the-ohio-valley/oclc/990257535&referer=brief_results
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Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780812249644
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety and Singlehood in Early Stuart England (Book)
Title: The Gentlewoman's Remembrance: Patriarchy, Piety and Singlehood in Early Stuart England
Author: Isaac Stephens
Abstract: A microhistory of a never-married English gentlewoman named Elizabeth Isham, this book centres on an extremely rare piece of women's writing - a recently discovered 60,000-word spiritual autobiography held in Princeton's manuscript collections that she penned around 1639. The autobiography is unmatched in providing an inside view of her family relations, her religious beliefs, her reading habits and, most sensationally, the reasons why she chose never to marry despite desires to the contrary held by her male kin, particularly Sir John Isham, her father. Based on the autobiography, combined with extensive research of the Isham family papers now housed at the county record office in Northampton, this book restores our historical memory of Elizabeth and her female relations, expanding our understanding and knowledge about patriarchy, piety and singlehood in early modern England.
Year: 2016
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/gentlewomans-remembrance-patriarchy-piety-and-singlehood-in-early-stuart-england/oclc/942707143http://
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Publisher: Manchester Univerisity Press
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: No

Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail (Book)
Title: Storm of the Sea: Indians and Empires in the Atlantic's Age of Sail
Author: Matthew Bahar
Abstract: From their earliest encounters with Europeans in the sixteenth century to the end of the Seven Years' War in 1763, the Wabanaki Indians of northern New England and the Canadian Maritimes fought to enhance their relationship with the ocean and the colonists it brought to their shores. This native maritime world clashed with the relentless efforts of Europeans to supplant it with one more amenable to their imperial designs. The Wabanaki fortified their longstanding dominion over the region's land- and seascape by co-opting European sailing technology and regularly plundering the waves of European ships, sailors, and cargo. Their campaign of sea and shore brought wealth, honor, and power to their confederacy while alienating colonial neighbors and thwarting English and French imperialism through devastating attacks. Their seaborne raids developed both a punitive and extractive character; they served at once as violent and honorable retribution for the destructive pressures of colonialism in Indian country and as a strategic enterprise to secure valuable plunder. Ashore, Indian diplomats engaged in shrewd transatlantic negotiations with imperial officials of French Acadia and New England.
Year: 2018
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/storm-of-the-sea-indians-and-empires-in-the-atlantics-age-of-sail/oclc/1039112293&referer=brief_resultshttp://
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780190874247
Copy sent to NEH?: No


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