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To ‘make a good Mistress to my servants’: Unmasking the Meaning of Maternalism in Colonial South Carolina

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1745, Eliza Lucas Pinckney drew up a series of resolutions among which she promised to ‘make a good wife to my dear Husband’, to ‘be a good Mother to my children’ and to ‘make a good Mistress to my servants’. She further vowed to treat...

Alexander Hamilton

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are some who would be inclined to regard the servile pliancy of the Executive to a prevailing current, either in the community or in the legislature, as its best recommendation. But such men entertain very crude notions, as well...

Enlightenment and the Uses of Woman

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...In November 1937 Theodor Adorno wrote to Erich Fromm with a proposal. Both men were members of the neo-Marxist Frankfurt Institute of Social Research. Both had recently fled Nazi Germany: Fromm for New York, where he was directing...

‘A question between hiring and selling’: Slave Leasing at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, 1780–1830

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1828, Thomas Jefferson’s sister, Anne Scott Jefferson Marks, was on her deathbed, having lived in the North Octagonal Room at Monticello for seventeen years. By the summer, Jefferson’s granddaughter, Cornelia Randolph, reported that ‘her...
...In a firm voice and ringing pronunciation I finally declaimed the following. Each person is born into this world the equal of any other. We all have similar limbs, we all have reason and will. Man...

Something Close to Freedom: The Case of the Black Seminoles in Florida

The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...There is no easy way to think about African slavery among the Indians in what is now the Southeastern United States. Our sympathies lie with those peoples whose homelands were invaded, whose population suffered traumatic and culturally...

The Rise of Non-Muslim Historiography in the Eighteenth Century

Historiography: Critical Readings Volume II : Transition and Transformation

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

Critical Readings in Historiography

...After the emergence and consolidation of Ottoman historiography in the 16th century, the writing of general Ottoman history seemed, for a long time, to be the exclusive domain of Muslim chroniclers or Western scholars who tried to catch up...

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Mary Spongberg

Mary Spongberg is Dean of Arts and Social Sciences and Professor of History at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has published widely on the history of women & feminism, gender, and the body. She is the editor of the Companion to Women’s Historical Writing (2005) and is on the editorial board of Women’s History Review. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Women Writers and the Nation’s Past, 1790–1860 : Empathetic Histories

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...When I began this book, I thought of it as a set of case studies of women historians in the nineteenth century. Now, however, I have come to think of the book as documenting that which had been lost in the transition from Hume to Hallam...

Of Postmen and Democracy: Sieyès’s Theory of Representation

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...More than two years ago, I undertook to demonstrate that the representative system will bring us to the highest levels of liberty and prosperity possible in our present situation. The ‘friends of the people’ at the time prevented me from...

‘But was I Really Primed?’: Gershom Scholem’s Zionist Project

Historical Teleologies in The Modern World

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The argument Gershom Scholem’s (1897–1982) Scholem’s fame and stature obviate the need for a brief CV. For this see...