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Long-Term Research Fellowships at the Library Company of Philadelphia
Christine Nelson, Library Company of Philadelphia

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The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation. (Book)
Title: The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation.
Author: Benjamin Fagan
Abstract: The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation shows how antebellum African Americans used the newspaper as a means for translating their belief in black “chosenness” into plans and programs for black liberation. During the decades leading up to the Civil War, the idea that God had marked black Americans as his chosen people on earth became a central article of faith in northern black communities, with black newspaper editors articulating it in their journals. Benjamin Fagan shows how the early black press helped shape the relationship between black chosenness and the struggles for black freedom and equality in America, in the process transforming the very notion of a chosen American nation. Exploring how cultures of print helped antebellum black Americans apply their faith to struggles grand and small, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation uses the vast and neglected archive of the early black press to shed new light on many of the central figures and questions of African American studies.
Year: 2016
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 978-0-8203-494
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

“Painting the ‘Baronial Castle": Thomas Cole at Featherston Park (Article)
Title: “Painting the ‘Baronial Castle": Thomas Cole at Featherston Park
Author: William L. Coleman
Abstract: Thomas Cole's paintings of the country house of the antebellum agriculturalist and geologist George William Featherstonhaugh have fallen into undeserved obscurity. The mere fact that Cole made "house portraits" goes against received wisdom about his rejection of topographic view painting in favor of a rigorously intellectual and poetic art of landscape. Moreover, the reception history of the three surviving canvases in this series has been clouded by the political disputes period commentators had with the patron. Reexamining existing sources alongside new archival discoveries, William L. Coleman interprets the Featherston Park paintings as early evidence of Cole's abiding concern with the inhabited landscape across media
Year: 2017
Access Model: Subscription only
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Huntington Library Quarterly

Imagining Freedom: Black Girlhood in the Sanders-Venning Family, 1815-1890 (Book Section)
Title: Imagining Freedom: Black Girlhood in the Sanders-Venning Family, 1815-1890
Author: Nazera Sadiq Wright
Abstract: n/a
Year: 2019
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Book Title: A Global History of Black Girlhood

Time of Anarchy: Indigenous Power and the Crisis of Colonialism in Early America (Book)
Title: Time of Anarchy: Indigenous Power and the Crisis of Colonialism in Early America
Author: Matthew Kruer
Abstract: A gripping account of the violence and turmoil that engulfed England’s fledgling colonies and the crucial role played by Native Americans in determining the future of North America. In 1675, eastern North America descended into chaos. Virginia exploded into civil war, as rebel colonists decried the corruption of planter oligarchs and massacred allied Indians. Maryland colonists, gripped by fears that Catholics were conspiring with enemy Indians, rose up against their rulers. Separatist movements and ethnic riots swept through New York and New Jersey. Dissidents in northern Carolina launched a revolution, proclaiming themselves independent of any authority but their own. English America teetered on the edge of anarchy. Though seemingly distinct, these conflicts were in fact connected through the Susquehannock Indians, a once-mighty nation reduced to a small remnant. Forced to scatter by colonial militia, Susquehannock bands called upon connections with Indigenous nations from the Great Lakes to the Deep South, mobilizing sources of power that colonists could barely perceive, much less understand. Although the Susquehannock nation seemed weak and divided, it exercised influence wildly disproportionate to its size, often tipping settler societies into chaos. Colonial anarchy was intertwined with Indigenous power. Piecing together Susquehannock strategies from a wide range of archival documents and material evidence, Matthew Kruer shows how one people’s struggle for survival and renewal changed the shape of eastern North America. Susquehannock actions rocked the foundations of the fledging English territories, forcing colonial societies and governments to respond. Time of Anarchy recasts our understanding of the late seventeenth century and places Indigenous power at the heart of the story.
Year: 2022
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Publisher: Harvard University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780674976177
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes