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Abigail and John AdamsThe Americanization of Sensibility

Abigail and John Adams: The Americanization of Sensibility

G. J. Barker-Benfield

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226037431
eISBN:
9780226037448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226037448.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

During the many years that they were separated by the perils of the American Revolution, John and Abigail Adams exchanged hundreds of letters. Writing to each other of public events and private ... More

American CreedPhilanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

American Creed: Philanthropy and the Rise of Civil Society, 1700–1865

Kathleen D. McCarthy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226561981
eISBN:
9780226561998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561998.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the dawn of the republic, faith in social equality, religious freedom, and the right to engage in civic activism have constituted the national creed of the United States. This book traces the ... More

The First Wall StreetChestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance

Robert E. Wright

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226910260
eISBN:
9780226910291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226910291.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

When Americans think of investment and finance, they think of Wall Street—though this was not always the case. During the dawn of the Republic, Philadelphia was the center of American finance. The ... More

Frontier SeaportDetroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot

Frontier Seaport: Detroit's Transformation into an Atlantic Entrepot

Catherine Cangany

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226096704
eISBN:
9780226096841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226096841.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Frontier Seaport begins by asking: when, how, to what degree, and with what consequences did “frontier” and “Atlantic” coexist in early Detroit? In six chapters, it argues that colonial Detroit's ... More

A Nation of SpeechifiersMaking an American Public after the Revolution

A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution

Carolyn Eastman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226180199
eISBN:
9780226180212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226180212.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the decades after the American Revolution, inhabitants of the United States began to shape a new national identity. Telling the story of this messy yet formative process, this book argues that ... More

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