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Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter

Introduction: The stories of American history and why they matter  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0001
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190200589
The book opens in explaining that this very short introduction to American cultural history emphasizes culture as a driving force in American history. Cultural history is the history of ... More
5. What Tolstoy believed

5. What Tolstoy believed  

Liza Knapp

in Leo Tolstoy: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
May 2019
Published Online: 
May 2019
eISBN: 
9780191851650
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198813934.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198813934
As he approached the age of 50, Tolstoy experienced what is often described as a spiritual crisis. He struggled to finish Anna Karenina and then devoted the next several years to religious ... More
5. Visions of the future

5. Visions of the future  

Kimberley Reynolds

in Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777431
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560240.003.0006
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chapter
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9780199560240
‘Visions of the future’ explores children's literature both as a literature of acculturation and of contestation. Not only can it induct its readers into the norms, values, and systems of ... More
2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848

2. Freedom’s ferment, 1750–1848  

Susan Ware

in American Women's History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jan 2015
Published Online: 
Mar 2015
eISBN: 
9780199393794
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199328338.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199328338
‘Freedom's ferment, 1750–1848’ asks what slavery meant for women, white and black. What would it take to win the freedom of both slaves and women, and who would plead their cause? It ... More
AbolitionismA Very Short Introduction

Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction  

Richard S. Newman

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780190213220
The abolitionist movement launched the global human rights struggle in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, redefining the meaning of equality throughout the Atlantic world. In the ... More
6. Ethical debates in children's literature

6. Ethical debates in children's literature  

Kimberley Reynolds

in Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777431
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560240.003.0007
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199560240
‘Ethical debates in children's literature’ considers the use of children's literature to encourage readers to think and behave in particular ways. Because it is aimed at a young and ... More
EpilogueAbolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings

Epilogue: Abolitionist endings in the Atlantic world … and new beginnings  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190213220
In the final decades of the nineteenth century, American abolitionists began writing memoirs, histories, and reminiscences of the grand struggle for freedom. Part of a battle over Civil War ... More
5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War

5. The abolitionist renaissance and the coming of the Civil War  

Richard S. Newman

in Abolitionism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2018
Published Online: 
Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190914035
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190213220.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780190213220
Although abolitionists never enjoyed widespread popularity in the United States, they found that northerners were more interested in their critiques of slavery during the 1850s. “The ... More
6. Taking slavery apart

6. Taking slavery apart  

Heather Andrea Williams

in American Slavery: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Sep 2014
Published Online: 
Nov 2014
eISBN: 
9780199380787
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199922680.003.0006
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199922680
Slavery existed in America for nearly two hundred and fifty years until it was finally abolished with the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment in December 1865. It took all those years ... More
Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Kimberley Reynolds

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777431
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199560240.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199560240
Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction provides an overview of the history of children's literature as it has developed in English, introducing key debates, ... More

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