Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America / Edition 1

Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America / Edition 1

by Ronald Hoffman
     
 

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Through a Glass Darkly: Reflections on Personal Identity in Early America

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807846445
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
09/22/1997
Series:
Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.41(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface
Introduction: In Search of a Metaphor / Greg Dening

PART I: Histories of Self
Histories of Self / Greg Dening

"The Cast of His Countenance": Reading Andrew Montour / James H. Merrell

Communal Definitions of Gendered Identity in Seventeenth-Century English America / Mary Beth Norton

Making History: The Force of Public Opinion and the Last Years of Slavery in Revolutionary Massachusetts / T. H. Breen

"The Unhappy Stephen Arnold": An Episode of Murder and Penitence in the Early Republic / Alan Taylor

The Suicide of a Notary: Language, Personal Identity, and Conquest in Colonial New York / Donna Merwick

PART II: Texts of Self
Texts of Self / Greg Dening

The Revolution in Selves: Black and White Inner Aliens / Mechal Sobel

Stories and Constructions of Identity: Folk Tellings and Diary Inscriptions in Revolutionary Virginia / Rhys Isaac

Hannah Barnard's Cupboard: Female Property and Identity in Eighteenth-Century New England / Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Colonial Self-Fashioning: Paradoxes and Pathologies in the Construction of Genteel Identity in Eighteenth-Century America / Kenneth A. Lockridge

PART III: Reflections on Defining Self
Reflections on Defining Self / Greg Dening

The Self Shaped and Misshaped: The Protestant Temperament Reconsidered / Philip Greven

"I Have Suffer'd Much Today": The Defining Force of Pain in Early America / Elaine Forman Crane

"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 / Richard White

An Inner Diaspora: Black Sailors Making Selves / W. Jeffrey Bolster

Index
Notes on the Contributors

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