Early New England

A Covenanted Society


Author: David A. Weir

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802813527

Category: History

Page: 460

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The idea of covenant was at the heart of early New England society. In this singular book David Weir explores the origins and development of covenant thought in America by analyzing the town and church documents written and signed by seventeenth-century New Englanders. Unmatched in the breadth of its scope, this study takes into account all of the surviving covenants in all of the New England colonies. Weir's comprehensive survey of seventeenth-century covenants leads to a more complex picture of early New England than what emerges from looking at only a few famous civil covenants like the Mayflower Compact. His work shows covenant theology being transformed into a covenantal vision for society but also reveals the stress and strains on church-state relationships that eventually led to more secularized colonial governments in eighteenth-century New England. He concludes that New England colonial society was much more "English" and much less "American" than has often been thought, and that the New England colonies substantially mirrored religious and social change in Old England.

New England in U.S. Government Publications, 1789-1849

An Annotated Bibliography


Author: Suzanne M. Clark

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281280

Category: History

Page: 598

View: 3355

The period from 1789 to 1849 is one of the most eventful in U.S. history. It includes the first Congress, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the territorial expansion of the United States. This bibliography provides references to New England and New Englanders in U.S. government publications issued during that period. It traces the origin of many of the social, fiscal, and foreign policies that were instrumental in the development of the country and whose consequences still affect us today. Included are nearly 4,000 annotated entries arranged chronologically by Congress and Session within each state. Within each Session, the citations are arranged alphabetically by the congressional speakers, followed by the U.S. House and U.S. Senate reports and documents, which are arranged alphabetically by title. Thus the reader may scan the entries in a particular section to get an overview of the chief issues in a state during the period, or the reader may consult the extensive indexes to locate works by particular authors or on specific topics.

Summer by the Seaside

The Architecture of New England Coastal Resort Hotels, 1820-1950


Author: Bryant Franklin Tolles

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9781584655763

Category: Architecture

Page: 231

View: 2082

A sweeping, richly illustrated architectural study of the large, historic New England coastal resort hotels

The Star That Set

The Vermont Republican Party, 1854-1974


Author: Samuel B. Hand

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739106006

Category: Political Science

Page: 370

View: 5269

For over a century, from 1854, the year the party was organized, until 1958, Vermonters never failed to elect Republicans to its state and national offices, and every four years they returned a slate of electors pledged to the Republican presidential nominee. The Vermont GOP was trumpeted as the star that never set in the Republican Party's political firmament, until the decline of family farms and the influx of Democrat-leaning urbanites in the 1960s and 1970s eroded the bedrock of Vermont's GOP base. Encompassing the years 1854 to 1974, Samuel Hand's superb historical study documents the rise and fall of Vermont republicanism, exploring the personalities and the religious, political, and social institutions that constituted the Vermont Republican Party. More than simply the authoritative telling of a remarkable century of hegemony for the Vermont GOP, The Star That Set is a compelling story of the waning importance of party in modern American political life.

Encyclopedia of Local History


Author: Carol Kammen,Amy H. Wilson

Publisher: AltaMira Press

ISBN: 0759120501

Category: History

Page: 668

View: 4755

The Encyclopedia of Local History addresses nearly every aspect of local history, including everyday issues, theoretical approaches, and trends in the field. The second edition highlights local history practice in each U.S. state and Canadian province.



Author: Sir Ernest Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356210

Category: History

Page: 759

View: 4342

Studies in Contemporary Jewry

Volume IX: Modern Jews and Their Musical Agendas


Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Institute of Contemporary Jewry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 9780195358827

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 1754

This volume examines music's place in the process of Jewish assimilation into the modern European bourgeoisie and the role assigned to music in forging a new Jewish Israeli national identity, in maintaining a separate Sephardic identity, and in preserving a traditional Jewish life. Contributions include "On the Jewish Presence in Nineteenth Century European Musical Life," by Ezra Mendelsohn, "Musical Life in the Central European Jewish Village," by Philip V. Bohlman, "Jews and Hungarians in Modern Hungarian Musical Culture," by Judit Frigyesi, "New Directions in the Music of the Sephardic Jews," by Edwin Seroussi, "The Eretz Israeli Song and the Jewish National Fund," by Natan Shahar, "Alexander U. Boskovitch and the Quest for an Israeli Musical Style," by Jehoash Hirshberg, and "Music of Holy Argument," by Lionel Wolberger. The volume also contains essays, book reviews, and a list of recent dissertations in the field.