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The Resource Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830, John Wood Sweet

Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830, John Wood Sweet

Label
Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830
Title
Bodies politic
Title remainder
negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830
Statement of responsibility
John Wood Sweet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: A century after the Pilgrims' landing, the ongoing interactions of conquered Indians, English settlers, and enslaved Africans in southern New England had produced a closely interwoven, though radically divided, colonial society. In Bodies Politic, John Wood Sweet argues that the coming together of these diverse peoples profoundly shaped the character of colonial New England, the meanings of the Revolution in the North and the making of American democracy. Grounded in a remarkable array of original sources -- from censuses and newspapers todiaries, archival images, correspondence, and court records -- thisinnovative and intellectually sweeping work excavates the dramatic confrontations and subtle negotiations by which Indians, Africans, and Anglo-Americans defined their respective places in early New England. Citizenship, as Sweet reveals, was defined in meeting houses as well as in court houses, in bedrooms as well as on battlefields, in medical experiments and cheap jokes as well as on the streets. The cultural conflicts and racial divisions of colonial society not only survived the Revolution but actually became more rigid and absolute in the early years of the Republic. Why did conversion to Christianity fail to establish cultural common ground? Why did the abolition of slavery fail to produce a more egalitarian society? How did people of color define their places within -- or outside of -- the new American nation? Bodies Politic reveals how the racial legacy of early New England shaped the emergence of the nineteenth-century North -- and continues, even to this day, to shape all our lives
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sweet, John Wood
Dewey number
305.896/073074/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F7
LC item number
.S88 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Early America
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slavery
  • Indians of North America
  • African Americans
  • New England
  • New England
Label
Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830, John Wood Sweet
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming together -- Living together -- Moving apart
Control code
50913507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780801873782
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Bodies politic : negotiating race in the American North, 1730-1830, John Wood Sweet
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [411]-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Coming together -- Living together -- Moving apart
Control code
50913507
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 486 pages
Isbn
9780801873782
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002152163
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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