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Long-Term Fellowships at the Massachusetts Historical Society
Conrad Wright, Massachusetts Historical Society

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"'Slavery' and 'To Mrs. Eliot on the Death of Her Child': Two New Manuscript Poems Connected to Phillis Wheatley by the Bostonian Poet Ruth Barrell Andrews" (Article)
Title: "'Slavery' and 'To Mrs. Eliot on the Death of Her Child': Two New Manuscript Poems Connected to Phillis Wheatley by the Bostonian Poet Ruth Barrell Andrews"
Author: Wendy Roberts
Abstract: Reports on two recently discovered poems connected to the eighteenth-century African American poet Phillis Wheatley.
Year: 2016
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Early American Literature
Publisher: Early American Literature

The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition (Book) [show prizes]
Title: The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition
Author: Manisha Sinha
Abstract: Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting it as a radical social movement in which men and women, black and white, free and enslaved found common ground in causes ranging from feminism and utopian socialism to anti-imperialism and efforts to defend the rights of labor. Drawing on extensive archival research, including newly discovered letters and pamphlets, Sinha documents the influence of the Haitian Revolution and the centrality of slave resistance in shaping the ideology and tactics of abolition. This book is a comprehensive new history of the abolition movement in a transnational context. It illustrates how the abolitionist vision ultimately linked the slave’s cause to the struggle to redefine American democracy and human rights across the globe.
Year: 2016
Publisher: Yale University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780300181371
Copy sent to NEH?: No

American Capitalism: New Histories (Book)
Title: American Capitalism: New Histories
Editor: Christine Desan
Editor: Sven Beckert
Abstract: AMERICAN CAPITALISM presents a sampling of cutting-edge research from prominent scholars of the subject. These broad-minded and rigorous essays venture new angles on finance, debt, and credit; women's rights; slavery and political economy; the racialization of capitalism; labor beyond industrial wage workers; and the production of knowledge, including the idea of the economy, among other topics. Together, the essays suggest emerging themes in the field: a fascination with capitalism as it is made by political authority, how it is claimed and contested by participants, how it spreads across the globe, and how it can be reconceptualized without being universalized. A major statement for a wide-open field, this book demonstrates the breadth and scope of the work that the history of capitalism can provoke.
Year: 2018
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Primary URL Description: Publisher's catalog
Access Model: hardcover book; e-book
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Type: Edited Volume
ISBN: 9780231185240
Copy sent to NEH?: No