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Through a Glass Darkly Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America

ISBN-10: 0807846449
ISBN-13: 9780807846445
Edition: 1997
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Description: These thirteen original essays are provocative explorations in the construction and representation of self in America's colonial and early republican eras. Highlighting the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research for the field of early  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 9/22/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

These thirteen original essays are provocative explorations in the construction and representation of self in America's colonial and early republican eras. Highlighting the increasing importance of interdisciplinary research for the field of early American history, these leading scholars in the field extend their reach to literary criticism, anthropology, psychology, and material culture. The collection is organized into three partsHistories of Self, Texts of Self, and Reflections on Defining Self. Individual essays examine the significance of dreams, diaries, and carved chests, murder and suicide, Indian kinship, and the experiences of African American sailors. Gathered in celebration of the Institute of Early American History and Culture's fiftieth anniversary, these imaginative inquiries will stimulate critical thinking and open new avenues of investigation on the forging of self-identity in early America. The contributors are W. Jeffrey Bolster, T. H. Breen, Elaine Forman Crane, Greg Dening, Philip Greven, Rhys Isaac, Kenneth A. Lockridge, James H. Merrell, Donna Merwick, Mary Beth Norton, Mechal Sobel, Alan Taylor, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, and Richard White.

Preface
Introduction: In Search of a Metaphor
Histories of Self Histories of Self
"The Cast of His Countenance": Reading Andrew Montour
Communal Definitions of Gendered Identity in Seventeenth-Century English America
Making History: The Force of Public Opinion and the Last Years of Slavery in Revolutionary Massachusetts
"The Unhappy Stephen Arnold": An Episode of Murder and Penitence in the Early Republic
The Suicide of a Notary: Language, Personal Identity, and Conquest in Colonial New York
Texts of Self Texts of Self
The Revolution in Selves: Black and White Inner Aliens
Stories and Constructions of Identity: Folk Tellings and Diary Inscriptions in Revolutionary Virginia
Hannah Barnard's Cupboard: Female Property and Identity in Eighteenth-Century New England
Colonial Self-Fashioning: Paradoxes and Pathologies in the Construction of Genteel Identity in Eighteenth-Century America
Reflections on Defining Self Reflections on Defining Self
The Self Shaped and Misshaped:The Protestant TemperamentReconsidered
"I Have Suffer'd Much Today": The Defining Force of Pain in Early America
"Although I am dead, I am not entirely dead. I have left a second of myself": Constructing Self and Persons on the Middle Ground of Early America
An Inner Diaspora: Black Sailors Making Selves
Index
Notes on the Contributors

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