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Whither the early republic : a forum on the future of the field /
edited by John Lauritz Larson and Michael A. Morrison.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2005.
vii, 199 p. ; 23 cm.
0812219325 (pbk. : acid-free paper), 9780812219326 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2005.
0812219325 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
9780812219326 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Table of Contents
Continental possessions - three deepening trendsp. 10
Whither the rest of the continent?p. 17
Continental driftsp. 26
Continental crossingsp. 32
Liberal America/Christian America : another conflict or consensus?p. 40
The view from the farmhouse : rural lives in the early republicp. 48
The limits of Homo Economicus : an appraisal of early American entrepreneurshipp. 58
Economic landscapes yet to be discovered : the early American Republic and historians' unsubtle adoption of political economyp. 69
Environmental stewardship and decline in old new Englandp. 84
Re-greening the South and southernizing the restp. 92
Mudslides make good historyp. 102
Down, down, down, no more : environmental history moves beyond declensionp. 110
The vexed story of human commodification told by Benjamin Franklin and Venture Smithp. 118
Wages, sin, and slavery : some thoughts on free will and commodity relationsp. 129
Commodified freedom : interrogating the limits of anti-slavery ideology in the early republicp. 139
The pedestal and the veil : rethinking the capitalism/slavery questionp. 149
Sex and sexuality : the public, the private, and the spirit worldsp. 160
Space in the early American cityp. 169
A history of all religionsp. 177
Questions, suspicions, speculationsp. 185
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